We thank Joseph Schaefer for supplying us with the SPC tornado archive, Edward Berkowitz and Tim Crum for providing us with the WSR-88D radar commissioning dates, William Lerner and Tim Crum for sharing NOAA’s tornado warning verification archive with us, Jason Leavit for providing a list of counties contained in each NWS weather forecast office’s CWA, and NOAA for financial assistance. Xiaoyi Mu, Ying Xiao, Xiujian Chen, and Abby Schroeder provided excellent research assistance. We thank Tim Crum, three referees, and session participants at the Southern Economics Association Meetings in San Antonio, TX, 21 November 2003, for helpful comments
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