Winter storm forecasting as a two-step process: The 26-27 November 2001 snowstorm

Martin A. Baxter, Sam Ng, Charles E. Graves, James T. Moore

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Abstract

A conceptual model detailing the processes associated with heavy banded snowfall in the presence of an extratropical cyclones (ETC) was presented. These processes act synergistically to focus vertical motion, deep layer moisture and instability over a mesoscale zone. The processes associated with heavy banded snowfall was used to determine a liquid equivalent forecast (QPF), but a snow to liquid equivalent ratio must be utilized to determine a snowfall amount. The vertical profiles of temperature and moisture were analyzed, providing the type of ice crystals that likely formed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2497-2504
Number of pages8
JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
StatePublished - 2004
EventCombined Preprints: 84th American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting - Seattle, WA., United States
Duration: Jan 11 2004Jan 15 2004

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