The authors thank three anonymous reviewers whose comments and suggestions materially enhanced this work. We also thank Dr. Louis J. Wicker for making his COMMAS cloud model available for this work. We thank Ms. Sarah K. Jones and Ms. Shanna J. Sampson for their help in analyzing these data. We thank the Storm Prediction Center staff for accommodating this experiment and for their carefully considered comments, and we especially thank Paul Janish for his help in setting up the Web-based system for displaying results. Many thanks to Michael Baldwin and Steven Fletcher for helping to set up the data acquisition and ensemble execution scripts. Thanks are also given to Brett Morrow for his able administration of the Beowulf LINUX cluster and for his enthusiastic help in utilizing it.
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