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COMET Case Study:Explosive East Coast Cyclogenesis 25 Jan, 2000 available..

Case Study Group,

                           (25 JANUARY, 2000)
This case follows the formation and rapid intensification of a cyclone off
of the southeastern U.S. coastline.  The storm moved almost due north,
affecting nearly the entire eastern seaboard. In retrospect, this storm's
intensity and position was difficult for the models to predict accurately,
posing a forecasting challenge for the affected forecast offices.

Heavy snow fell from the Carolinas, through the Washington, D.C. area, and
into New England, with at least 5 deaths reported. Record snowfall amounts
fell across North Carolina, with Raleigh-Durham reporting 15 inches in 4
hours. In fact, Raleigh-Durham reported a snowfall total from the storm of
20.3 inches (from Jan. 24th evening through 3PM on the 25th) breaking the
old record for a single storm event of 17.9 inches from February 15-17,
1902. This case provides an example of rapid cyclogenesis off the
southeast U.S.coast and it's associated Northeaster.

The data is being made available for in-depth study due to great interest
from the meteorological community.
Case 024 is now available for searching, browsing, and ordering for FTP
download including data in GRIB, McIDAS, GEMPAK, and NIDS formats.
                      -----NEW FORMAT AVAILABLE-----
Data for Case 024 is also available in netCDF, AWIPS compatible, format
when ordered as a complete dataset through the CODIAC WWW system. This is
the sixth case made available in this format.
To order case study 024 data, go to

                       ----ADDITIONAL RESOURCES----
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documentation, see COMET Case Study 024 at:
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                          -----FUTURE CASES-----
The next case study to be released is the August 11, 1999 Salt Lake City
Tornado/Long Island Flash Flooding. The release of this case is
anticipated within the next 4 weeks.
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