The authors would like to acknowledge the NCDC intern program that provided support for A. Schnapp and G. Riggio while attending the UNC-A. JTWC historical fix data (also known as F-decks) were provided by Edward Fukada (JTWC). We also acknowledge the constructive reviews provided by Chris Landsea and an anonymous reviewer. The opinions expressed in this paper are solely those of the authors; they do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of NOAA, the Department of Commerce, or the U.S. government.
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