We thank the personnel at the Hanford Meteorological Station, especially Ken Burk, Gary Reinecke, Perry Perrault, and Dana Hoitink, for access to the weather station data and for discussions on cold pool forecasting and mechanisms. Bruce Bauck at the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Pendleton also provided helpful discussions. We thank two unidentified reviewers for their valuable comments. This research was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, Environmental Sciences Division as part of their Environmental Meteorology Program under Contract DE-AC06-76RLO 1830 at PNNL. The U.S. Department of Energy's PNNL is operated by Battelle Memorial Institute.
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