We thank Dr. Robert Gall for the invitation for W. Gallus to visit the WRF-DTC during the summer of 2004, and for the assistance of WRF-DTC staff in accessing retrospective WRF runs, analyzing the precipitation output, and in running the new 8-km simulations with the same version of WRF on the WRF-DTC computers. These people included Wei Wang, Louisa Nance, and Dave Gill at NCAR, and Andrew Loughe, Ligia Bernardet, and Linda Wharton at NOAA’s Forecast Systems Laboratory. We would also like to acknowledge the helpful comments of two anonymous reviewers. This study was supported in part by NSF Grant ATM-0226059.
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