Weather and Forecasting


Volume 37, Issue 10

About the Journal

Weather and Forecasting (WAF) publishes research that is relevant to operational forecasting. This includes papers on significant weather events, forecasting techniques, forecast verification, model parameterizations, data assimilation, model ensembles, statistical postprocessing techniques, the transfer of research results to the forecasting community, and the societal use and value of forecasts. The scope of WAF includes research relevant to forecast lead times ranging from short-term “nowcasts” through seasonal time scales out to approximately two years.

ISSN: 0882-8156; elSSN: 1520-0434

Editor in Chief

Gary Lackmann, North Carolina State University

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Weather and Forecasting moves to monthly publication schedule in 2022

AMS Publications is happy to announce that Weather and Forecasting (WAF), now entering its 37th year as one of AMS’s leading journals, will be moving to a monthly publication schedule starting with the January 2022 issue.

Founded in 1986, WAF was published quarterly until moving to a six-issue-per-year bimonthly journal in 1999. Its progress to a monthly publication reflects the growing page count and popularity it enjoys, and is a testament to its enduring value to the research and operational forecasting community.

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A Decade after Typhoon Morakot (2009): What Have We Learned about its Physics and Predictability?

Chung-Chieh Wang, Hung-Chi Kuo, Yu-Han Chen, Shin-Hau Chen, and Kazuhisa Tsuboki
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Randomized Subensembles: An Approach to Reduce the Risk of Divergence in an Ensemble Kalman Filter using Cross-Validation

Jean-François Caron, Ron McTaggart-Cowan, Mark Buehner, Pieter L. Houtekamer, and Ervig Lapalme
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A Simple Bias and Uncertainty Scheme for Tropical Cyclone Intensity Change Forecasts

Benjamin C. Trabing, K. D. Musgrave, M. DeMaria, and E. Blake
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An Objective Scoring Method for Evaluating the Comparative Performance of Automated Storm Identification and Tracking Algorithms

Clarice N. Satrio, Kristin M. Calhoun, P. Adrian Campbell, Rebecca Steeves, and Travis M. Smith
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Attribution of North American Subseasonal Precipitation Prediction Skill

Lantao Sun, Martin P. Hoerling, Jadwiga H. Richter, Andrew Hoell, Arun Kumar, and James W. Hurrell
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Collaboration Among Forecasters to Issue Severe Weather Hazard Information and Warnings Using the Hazard Services-Probabilistic Hazard Information (HS-PHI) Tool

Joseph James, Chen Ling, Alyssa Bates, Gregory J. Stumpf, Kim Klockow-McClain, Pat Hyland, Jim LaDue, Kodi L. Berry, and Kevin Manross
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Short-Term Weather Forecast Skill of Artificial Neural Networks

Christopher C. Hennon, Andrew Coleman, and Andrew Hill
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Quantification of NSSL Warn-On-Forecast System Accuracy by Storm Age using Object-based Verification

Jorge E. Guerra, Patrick S. Skinner, Adam Clark, Montgomery Flora, Brian Matilla, Kent Knopfmeier, and Anthony E. Reinhart
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The National Hurricane Center Tropical Cyclone Model Guidance Suite

Mark DeMaria, James L. Franklin, Rachel Zelinsky, David A. Zelinsky, Matthew J. Onderlinde, John A. Knaff, Stephanie N. Stevenson, John Kaplan, Kate D. Musgrave, Galina Chirokova, and Charles R. Sampson
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Expanding and Enhancing Streamflow Prediction Capability of the National Water Model Using Real-Time Low-Cost Stage Measurements

Bong-Chul Seo, Marcela Rojas, Felipe Quintero, Witold F. Krajewski, and Dong Ha Kim
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Environmental Analysis of Warm-season First Cloud-to-ground Lightning Events over the Western Florida Peninsula

Ivan Chavez, Shawn M. Milrad, Daniel J. Halperin, Bryan Mroczka, and Kevin R. Tyle
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Atmospheric River Reconnaissance 2021: A Review

Alison Cobb, F. Martin Ralph, Vijay Tallapragada, Anna M. Wilson, Christopher A. Davis, Luca Delle Monache, James D. Doyle, Florian Pappenberger, Carolyn A. Reynolds, Aneesh Subramanian, Peter G. Black, Forest Cannon, Chris Castellano, Jason M. Cordeira, Jennifer S. Haase, Chad Hecht, Brian Kawzenuk, David A. Lavers, Michael J. Murphy Jr., Jack Parrish, Ryan Rickert, Jonathan J. Rutz, Ryan Torn, Xingren Wu, and Minghua Zheng
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Using Artificial Neural Networks to Improve CFS Week 3-4 Precipitation and 2-Meter Air Temperature Forecasts

Yun Fan, Vladimir Krasnopolsky, Huug van den Dool, Chung-Yu Wu, and Jon Gottschalck

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Convective Modes for Significant Severe Thunderstorms in the Contiguous United States. Part I: Storm Classification and Climatology

Bryan T. Smith, Richard L. Thompson, Jeremy S. Grams, Chris Broyles, and Harold E. Brooks
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Convective Modes for Significant Severe Thunderstorms in the Contiguous United States. Part II: Supercell and QLCS Tornado Environments

Richard L. Thompson, Bryan T. Smith, Jeremy S. Grams, Andrew R. Dean, and Chris Broyles
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Lightning and Severe Weather: A Comparison between Total and Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Trends

Christopher J. Schultz, Walter A. Petersen, and Lawrence D. Carey
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Verification of Convection-Allowing WRF Model Forecasts of the Planetary Boundary Layer Using Sounding Observations

Michael C. Coniglio, James Correia Jr., Patrick T. Marsh, and Fanyou Kong
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An Objective High-Resolution Hail Climatology of the Contiguous United States

John L. Cintineo, Travis M. Smith, Valliappa Lakshmanan, Harold E. Brooks, and Kiel L. Ortega
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Evaluating Environmental Impacts on Tropical Cyclone Rapid Intensification Predictability Utilizing Statistical Models

John Kaplan, Christopher M. Rozoff, Mark DeMaria, Charles R. Sampson, James P. Kossin, Christopher S. Velden, Joseph J. Cione, Jason P. Dunion, John A. Knaff, Jun A. Zhang, John F. Dostalek, Jeffrey D. Hawkins, Thomas F. Lee, and Jeremy E. Solbrig

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20 May 2013 Moore, Oklahoma, Tornado: Damage Survey and Analysis

Donald Burgess, Kiel Ortega, Greg Stumpf, Gabe Garfield, Chris Karstens, Tiffany Meyer, Brandon Smith, Doug Speheger, Jim Ladue, Rick Smith, and Tim Marshall
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Through the Eyes of the Experts: Meteorologists’ Perceptions of the Probability of Precipitation

Alan E. Stewart, Castle A. Williams, Minh D. Phan, Alexandra L. Horst, Evan D. Knox, and John A. Knox
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Vulnerability due to Nocturnal Tornadoes

Walker S. Ashley, Andrew J. Krmenec, and Rick Schwantes

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