This research was supported by NOAA under CSTAR Grant NA17WA1010, and in part by NSF and NOAA under USWRP Grant ATM 9714414, and by AFOSR AASERT Grant F49620-93-1-0531. The authors would like to thank the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Institute at The Florida State University (FSU) for supplying the computer resources necessary for implementing and running the statistical models, and Dr. Jon Ahlquist of the FSU Meteorology Department for some very insightful discussions. Additionally, the data were provided by the Data Support Section, Scientific Computing Division, at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, which is supported by grants from the National Science Foundation.
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