This research was supported by the National Science Foundation (ATM-0450444). We thank Neal Johnson for his help in making the observed mesoscale surface map. Amy Haase skillfully edited the airborne Doppler radar data. We appreciate the constructive comments by the three reviewers to help improve the manuscript. Use of the WRF was made possible by the Microscale and Mesoscale Meteorological (MMM) Division of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), which is supported by the National Science Foundation. The third author was supported by NSF ATM-0505739.
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