Development of the WN09 Dry Thunderstorm Forecast Procedure

Affiliation(s)PIProject periodFunded by
DAS Brown, Timothy J 05/13/2010 - 07/01/2011 University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Project Description

The goal of this project is to improve dry thunderstorm forecasting using WN09. The specific objective is to analyze several case studies including the dry lightning events of northern California on 20-21 June 2008, Nevada 12 August 2001, Nevada, California, and Oregon on August 1, 2009, Washington on August 20-21, 2009 using the WN09 methodology. The parameters outlined in the WA09 will be applied to the case studies. After reexamining the atmospheric conditions leading up to the lightning outbreaks as outlined by WN09, criteria will be refined to have the procedure accurately assess the dry lightning potential of each event.