Joan O’Bannon worked diligently and most patiently with the authors to produce most of the figures used in this paper. We sincerely thank her for her tremendous help. Discussions with Dr. John Lewis were most useful to the authors. We thank Dr. Lewis for sharing an interview he recorded with Col. Miller. David Bright, SOO at Tucson, provided some of the 1948 data used in our analyses. Clint Wallace helped us prepare the upper-air sounding plots. The comments and suggestions of two reviewers helped us improve the manuscript. The authors are forever indebted to the late Col. Miller for all that he taught them about weather chart analysis and storm forecasting.
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