We appreciate the efforts of all those who offered insightful comments, reviews, and ideas for this research, including Steve Corfidi, Jim Henderson, Dave Imy, Bob Johns, Mike Vescio, and Steve Weiss. Generous thanks also go to others within NSSL, SPC, NCEP, and several other NWS offices, as well as the formal reviewers who proofread various revisions of this paper and provided useful suggestions.
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