This project is supported by the NOAA Joint Hurricane Testbed and the Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project under NOAA Grants NA17RJ1228 and NA09AANWG0149. Valuable comments were received from the three anonymous reviewers. The views, opinions, and findings contained in this report are those of the authors and should not be construed as an official National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or U.S. government position, policy, or decision.
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