The authors thank members of the SWS Mesoscale/Boundary Layer Group at the University of Illinois, past and present, for their help and input on this project. Thanks are given to Dr. Ken Kunkel and Ms. Leslie Stoecker for providing quality-controlled snowfall data. Very helpful reviews were provided by Dr. Jim Angel, Mr. Mike Timlin, and three anonymous reviewers. This work was partially supported by the Illinois State Water Survey, the University of Illinois Research Board, and National Science Foundation Grant ATM 05-12954. Opinions expressed are those of the authors and are not necessarily those of the ISWS, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois, or the National Science Foundation.
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