Electronic Journal

Important Announcement

The NWA Council has approved the merger of the NWA Digest and NWA EJOM into an all-electronic journal called the Journal of Operational Meteorology (JOM). The JOM description and author guidelines are now available here.


     PDF Cohen, A. E., and P. Santos., 2012: South Florida flash flooding events. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.13 (11), 151-172.
     PDF Schultz, C.J., S.E. Nelson, L.D. Carey, L. Belanger, B.C. Carcione, C.B. Darden, T. Johnstone, A.L. Molthan, G.J. Jedlovec, E.V. Schultz, C.C. Crowe, and K.R. Knupp, 2012: Dual-polarization tornadic debris signatures Part II: Comparisons and caveatsElectronic J. Operational Meteor.13 (10), 138−150.
     PDF Schultz, C.J., L.D. Carey, E.V. Schultz, B.C. Carcione, C.B. Darden, C.C. Crowe, P.N. Gatlin, D.J. Nadler, W.A. Petersen, and K.R. Knupp, 2012: Dual-Polarization Tornadic Debris Signatures Part I: Examples and Utility in an Operational Setting.Electronic J. Operational Meteor.13 (9), 120−137.
     PDF Purpura, J.K., S. Cobb, P. T. Marsh, and M. J. Hudson, 2012: The NWS and VORTEX2: Facilitating real-time communication between research and warning operations. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.13 (8), 108-119.
     PDF Coleman, T. A., 2012: A long-lived nocturnal bore on radar: Diagnosis and relevance. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.13 (7), 103 - 107.
     PDF Woodard, C. J., L. D. Carey, W. A. Petersen, and W. P. Roeder, 2012: Operational utility of dual-polarization variables in lightning initiation forecasting. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.13 (6), 79 - 102.
     PDF Crowe, C. C., C. J. Schultz, M. Kumjian, L. D. Carey, and W. A. Petersen, 2012: Use of dual-polarization signatures in diagnosing tornadic potential. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.13 (5), 57-78.
     PDF Murdoch, G.P., R.R. Barnes, C.M. Gitro, T.T. Lindley, and J.D. Vitale, 2012: Assessing critical fire weather conditions using a red flag threat index. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.13 (4), 46-56.
     PDF Blair, S. F., and J. W. Leighton, 2012: Creating high-resolution hail datasets using social media and post-storm ground surveys. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.13(3), 32-45.
     PDF Medlin, J. M., G. T. Stano, and B. F. Daly, 2012: Diagnosis of a dense fog event using MODIS and high resolution GOES satellite products with direct model output.Electronic J. Operational Meteor.13 (2), 15−31.
     PDF Cavanaugh, D. E., and J. A. Schultz, 2012: WSR-88D Signatures Associated With One Inch Hail In The Southern PlainsElectronic J. Operational Meteor.13 (1), 1 - 14.
PDF Wolf, P. L., 2011:  Hazard strike probability as a measure of warning reliability.Electronic J. Operational Meteor.12 (8), 1–20.
PDF Bunkers, M. J., and M. A. Baxter, 2011:  Radar tornadic debris signatures on 27 April 2011. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.12 (7), 1–6.
PDF Rochette, S. M., and P. S. Market, 2011:  A case study of an anomalous cold-season easterly jet streak in the mid-latitudesElectronic J. Operational Meteor.12(6), 1–34.
PDF Chou, S.-H., 2011:  An example of vertical resolution impact on WRF-Var analysis. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.12 (5), 1–20.
PDF Grumm, R. H., 2011:  New England record maker rain event of 29-30 March 2010Electronic J. Operational Meteor.12 (4), 1–31.
PDF Lindsey, D. T., B. McNoldy, Z. Finch, D. Henderson, D. Lerach, R. Seigel, J. Steinweg-Woods, E. Stuckmeyer, D. Van Cleave, G. Williams, and M. Woloszyn, 2011:  A high wind statistical prediction model for the northern Front Range of Colorado. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.12 (3), 1–24.
PDF Anderson, M. E., L. D. Carey, W. A. Petersen, and K. R. Knupp, 2011:  C-band dual-polarimetric radar signatures of hail. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.12 (2), 1–30.
PDF Baxter, M. A., 2011:  Impacts of very small initial condition errors on mesoscale aspects of two cyclones. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.12 (1), 1–44.
PDF Kedrowski, J. J., and C. D. Tomer, 2010:  Dirty snow: Documenting the 2009 dust storm events in Colorado's San Juan and Elk Mountains with repeat photography and historical snow pack dataElectronic J. Operational Meteor.11 (7), 1–39.
PDF Cohen, A. E., 2010:  Indices of violent tornado environments. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.11 (6), 1–24.
PDF Overpeck, S. A., 2010:  Mesovortices and their interactions within a quasi-linear convective system on 4 March 2004. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.11 (5), 1–40.
PDF Crowe, C. C., W. A. Petersen, L. D. Carey, and D. J. Cecil, 2010:  A dual-polarization investigation of tornado-warned cells associated with Hurricane Rita (2005). Electronic J. Operational Meteor.11 (4), 1–25.
PDF Eversole, D. R., 2010:  Skillful utilization of the GFS ensemble MOS temperature guidance. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.11 (3), 1–16.
PDF Lee, T. F., C. Mitrescu, R. Bankert, C. A. Wolff, and S. D. Miller, 2010:  Evaluating icing nowcasts using CloudSat. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.11 (2), 1–23.
PDF Martinelli, J. T., J. Boustead, B. Mayes, and V. De Wald, 2010:  The impact of an enhanced damage analysis on determining the damaging wind mechanism within a quasi-linear convective system. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.11 (1), 1–23.
PDF Collins, J. M., C. H. Paxton, and A. N. Williams, 2009:  Precursors to southwest Florida warm season tornado development. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.10(12), 1–41.
PDF Schneider, D. G., 2009:  The impact of terrain on three cases of tornadogenesis in the Great Tennessee Valley. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.10 (11), 1–33.
PDF Smallcomb C., and R. Graham, 2009:  Analysis of the western U.S. winter storm 3-7 January 2008: Part II - A forecasting perspective using ensemble datasets.Electronic J. Operational Meteor.10 (10), 1–23.
PDF Graham, R. A., C. Smallcomb, and R. H. Grumm, 2009:  Analysis of the western U.S. winter storm 3-7 January 2008: Part I - Correlating normalized anomalies with high impact weather and event rarity. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.10 (9), 1–30.
PDF Schultz, C. J., 2009:  Boundary influences on the 7 July 2008 tornado event.Electronic J. Operational Meteor.10 (8), 1–38.
PDF Wolf, P. L., 2009:  Warning success rate: Increasing the convective warning's role in protecting life and property. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.10 (7), 1–17.
PDF Smallcomb, C., 2009:  A rare supercell outbreak in western Nevada: 21 July 2008.Electronic J. Operational Meteor.10 (6), 1–37.
PDF Strassberg, G., 2009:  Mesoscale elements of the 14 December 2006 West Palm Beach flash flood. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.10 (5), 1–28.
PDF Fischer, A., and J. M. Davies, 2009:  Significant nighttime tornadoes in the Plains associated with relatively stable low-level conditions. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.10 (4), 1–33.
PDF Davies, J. M., and A. Fischer, 2009:  Environmental characteristics associated with nighttime tornadoesElectronic J. Operational Meteor.10 (3), 1–29.
PDF Pietrycha, A. E., S. F. Blair, T. J. Allison, D. R. Deroche, and R. V. Fritchie, 2009:  Emerging technologies in the field to improve information in support of operations and research. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.10 (2), 1–24.
PDF Berndt, E. B., and C. E. Graves, 2009:  The evolution of mesoscale ingredients that created an intense mesoscale snowband on 15 March 2004 in Des Moines, Iowa.Electronic J. Operational Meteor.10 (1), 1–37.
PDF Smallcomb, C., 2008:  Hail spike impacts on Doppler radial velocity data during recent convective events in the continental United States. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.9 (5), 1–22.
PDF Ward, B., and P. J. Croft, 2008:  Use of GIS to examine winter fog occurrences.Electronic J. Operational Meteor.9 (4), 1–33.
PDF Behne, D. N., 2008:  NAM-WRF verification of subtropical jet and turbulence.Electronic J. Operational Meteor.9 (3), 1–11.
PDF Evans, M., and R. Murphy, 2008:  A proposed methodology for reconciling high-resolution numerical modeling guidance with pattern recognition to predict lake-effect snow. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.9 (2), 1–55.
PDF Trobec, J., 2008:  Heat burst detection by a temporally fine-scale mesonet.Electronic J. Operational Meteor.9 (1), 1–15.
PDF Garner, J., 2007:  A preliminary study on environmental parameters related to tornado path lengthElectronic J. Operational Meteor.8 (6), 1–29.
PDF Santos, P., K. Carey, W. M. MacKenzie Jr., J. Zhang, R. Ferraro, and J. G. Yoe, 2007:  Summary of global positioning system (GPS) integrated precipitable water (IPW). Electronic J. Operational Meteor.8 (5), 1–31.
PDF Cox, R. E., 2007:  Applying fog forecasting techniques using AWIPS and the Internet. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.8 (4), 1–11.
PDF Boustead, J. M., and P. N. Schumacher, 2007:  Identification of inhibiting factors of a null significant tornado eventElectronic J. Operational Meteor.8 (3), 1–50.
PDF Dupilka, M. L., G, W. Reuter, T. K. Flesch, and R. D'Amours, 2007:  On calculating source regions using a non-diffusive Lagrangian trajectory model. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.8 (2), 1–16.
PDF Wolf, P., 2007:  Anticipating the initiation, cessation, and frequency of cloud-to-ground lightning, utilizing WSR-88D reflectivity data. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.8 (1), 1–19.
PDF Hsu, S. A., D. Braud, and B. Blanchard, 2006:  Rapid estimation of maximum storm surges induced by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.7 (9), 1–10.
PDF Hendricks, T. P., 2006:  Early detection of the 5 April 2005 Anatahan Volcano eruption using the Guam WSR-88D. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.7 (8), 1–11.
PDF Lindley, T. T., M. Conder, J. Cupo, C. Lindsey, G. Murdoch, and J. Guyer, 2006:  Operational implications of model predicted low-level moisture and winds prior to the New Year's Day 2006 wildfire outbreak in the southern plainsElectronic J. Operational Meteor.7 (7), 1–11.
PDF Howell, J. L., and J. F. Beaman, 2006:  Mini-supercell event of 23 October 2004 in the Memphis county warning area. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.7 (6), 1–40.
PDF Best, T., and D. Dixon, 2006:  The 1 June 2004 north Texas derecho: A case study. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.7 (5), 1–33.
PDF Blanchard, B. W., and S. A. Hsu, 2006:  On the radial variation of the tangential wind speed outside the radius of maximum wind during Hurricane Wilma (2005)Electronic J. Operational Meteor.7 (4), 1–11.
PDF Ellrod, G. P., and S. Lindstrom, 2006:  Performance of satellite fog detection techniques with major, fog-related highway accidents. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.7 (3), 1–10.
PDF Hsu, S. A., 2006:  Measurements of overwater gust factor from NDBC buoys during hurricanes. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.7 (2), 1–14.
PDF Andretta, T. A., 2006:  Synoptic and mesoscale analyses of a flash flood event in eastern Idaho. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.7 (1), 1–117.
PDF  Herzmann, D., B. S. Small, and J. McLaughlin, 2005:  IEM Chat: A public and private partnership using the next generation of IM/chat softwareElectronic J. Operational Meteor.6 (10), 1–7.
PDF Handel, R. R., and P. Santos, 2005:  Observations from the April 13 2004 wake low damaging wind event in south FloridaElectronic J. Operational Meteor.6 (9), 1–9.
PDF  Andretta, T. A., 2005:  Nocturnal low-level jet and wind convergence event in complex terrain of eastern IdahoElectronic J. Operational Meteor.6 (8), 1–31.
PDF Pfost, R. L., P. Santos Jr., and T. E. Warner, 2005:  South Florida seabreeze/outflow boundary tornadoesElectronic J. Operational Meteor.6 (7), 1–29.
PDF Borden, F., 2005:  Instant messaging for improving communications with the local mediaElectronic J. Operational Meteor.6 (6), 1–8.
PDF Carpenter, E. E., and J. P. Gagan, 2005:  An overview of the lower Mississippi River Valley severe weather and flash flood event of 6-7 April 2003Electronic J. Operational Meteor.6 (5), 1–7.
PDF  Caruso, J. M., and J. M. Davies, 2005:  Tornadoes in nonmesocyclone environments with pre-existing vertical vorticity along convergence boundaries. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.6 (4), 1–36.
PDF  Hsu, S. A., and A. Babin, 2005:  Estimating the radius of maximum winds via satellite during Hurricane Lili (2002) over the Gulf of Mexico. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.6 (3), 1–6.
PDF Lindley, L., A. Lyster, and R. Gould, 2005:  Observations of a tropical storm in west Texas. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.6 (2), 1–9.
PDF Darbe, D., and J. Medlin, 2005:  Multi-scale analysis of the 13 October 2001 central Gulf Coast shallow supercell tornado outbreak. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.6 (1), 1–7.
PDF Andretta, T. A., W. Wojcik, and K. Simosko, 2004:  Climatological synoptic patterns of tornadogenesis in eastern IdahoElectronic J. Operational Meteor.5 (5), 1–69.
PDF Rose, M. A., 2004:  A tornado climatology of middle Tennessee (1830-2003). Electronic J. Operational Meteor.5 (4), 1–12.
PDF Pryor, K. L., and G. P. Ellrod, 2004:  WMSI - A new index for forecasting wet microburst severityElectronic J. Operational Meteor.5 (3), 1–25.
PDF Brown, M. E., and B. McCann, 2004:  Relating clustered convective events to land-surface features in MississippiElectronic J. Operational Meteor.5 (2), 1–16.
PDF Lindley, T., and G. Morgan, 2004:  The Pecos County, Texas hail storms of 10 May 2002: A null tornado event from a warning decision perspectiveElectronic J. Operational Meteor.5 (1), 1–20.
PDF Lupo, A. R., P. S. Market, F. A. Akyüz, P. E. Guinan, J. E. Lam, A. M. Oravetz, and W. C. Maune, 2003:  The Columbia, Missouri, heat island experiment (COHIX): The influence of a small city on local surface temperature distributions and implications for local forecasts. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.4 (3), 1–14.
PDF Rose, M. A., 2003:  The Nashville ice storm of 1951. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.4 (2), 1–7.
PDF Pryor, K. L., G. P. Ellrod, and A. A. Bailey, 2003:  Recent improvements to the GOES wind index. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.4 (1), 1–27.
PDF Rose, M. A., 2002:  Red Boiling Springs flood of June 23, 1969.Electronic J. Operational Meteor.3 (4), 1–5.
PDF Pfost, R. L., 2002:  Unusual tornadoes associated with Hurricane Michelle. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.3 (3), 1–20.
PDF Biggar, D. G., 2002:  A case study of a positive strike dominated supercell thunderstorm that produced an F2 tornado after undergoing a significant cloud-to-ground lightning polarity shift. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.3 (2), 1–18.
PDF Pryor, K. L., G. P. Ellrod, and A. A. Bailey, 2002:  Convective downburst potential using GOES sounder derived products. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.3 (1), 1–31.
PDF La Rue, J. A., 2001:  Comparing numerical model's days 3, 4, 5, and 6.Electronic J. Operational Meteor.2 (6), 1–13.
PDF | Updated Version (2011) Gordon, J. D., 2001:  A quick reference guide for operational forecasting papers. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.2 (5), 1–32.
PDF Rose, M. A., and B. Boyd, 2001:  WSR-88D review of a downburst-producing thunderstorm induced by a westward-moving outflow boundaryElectronic J. Operational Meteor.2 (4), 1–7.
PDF Market, P. S., S. N. Allen, C. E. Halcomb, M. D. Chambers, C. W. Ratley, B. Bailey, N. Mikulas, L. Pacini, M. Stueve, S. Parsons, and A. Kunz, 2001:  Convective initiation within a warm sector cloud band. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.2 (3), 1–7.
PDF Rose, M. A., S. Dickson, and D. Massie, 2001:  Extended forecast verification at the weather forecast office at Nashville, Tennessee.Electronic J. Operational Meteor.2 (2), 1–8.
PDF Troutman, T. W., M. A. Rose, L. M. Trapasso, and S. A. Foster, 2001:  A comprehensive heavy precipitation climatology for middle Tennessee.Electronic J. Operational Meteor.2 (1), 1–13.
PDF Story, G. J., 2000:  Determining WSR-88D precipitation algorithm performance using the stage III precipitation processing system. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.1 (4), 1–13.
PDF La Rue, J. A., 2000:  Model comparison for 60 hours to 6 daysElectronic J. Operational Meteor.1 (3), 1–12.
PDF Gerard, A. E., G. R. Garrett, and C. Morgan, 2000:  An overview of a cool season tornadic supercell over central MississippiElectronic J. Operational Meteor.1 (2), 1–18.
PDF de Coning, E., B. F. Adam, A. M. Goliger, and T. van Wyk, 2000:  An F3 tornado in Heidelberg, South Africa on 21 October 1999. Electronic J. Operational Meteor.1(1), 1–8.