Oklahoma winter precipitation event from the perspective of the Cimarron polarimetric radar

Robert Trapp, A. V. Ryzhkov, R. L. Holle, A. I. Watson

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Abstract

On March 8, 1994, a late season snowstorm occurred in Oklahoma and parts of the Texas Panhandle, producing snowfall amounts of up to 38 cm within a band in northern Oklahoma. Significant cloud-to-ground lightning was also observed within, but primarily south of the rain/snow transition region, in convective storms in central and southern Oklahoma. The evolution of the precipitation and the mesoscale environment during a three-hour period is examined. A unique perspective is afforded by the dual-polarization radar data collected by the Cimarron polarimetric radar operated by the National Severe Storms Laboratory, and the high-resolution surface measurements of the Oklahoma Mesonet.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference on Radar Meteorology
Editors Anon
PublisherAmerican Meteorological Soc
Pages65-66
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 28th Conference on Radar Meteorology - Austin, TX, USA
Duration: Sep 7 1997Sep 12 1997

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1997 28th Conference on Radar Meteorology
CityAustin, TX, USA
Period9/7/979/12/97

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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