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American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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10.1175/1520-0477-90.1.9
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CONFERENCE NOTEBOOK A PARADIGM SHIFT FOR LOCAL NW S HURRICANE OPERATIONS public to protec t lives an d property Whe n hurrican e landfall is immi - fro m local NW S Forecast Offices t o the fullest extent possible. To nent , it become s critical to provide (WFOs) focusing o n th e mos t dan- full y integrate such an approach, accurate an d timely weathe r infor- gerou s localized wind impacts a paradig m shift is suggested for matio n to the public at a higher mus t be issued in a way that cuts WFO s to proactively and aggres- frequenc y an d with greater detail throug h the informatio n barrage, sively reshape the local hurricane an d resolve tha n is ofte n presently thereb y elevating the urgency of forecast an d warnin g process. accomplished. Short-fuse bulletins th e message and motivating the Th e central them e of th e para- dig m shift is t o trea t th e hurricane inne r core as a mesoscale convec- tive system (MCS)—rather than par t of th e synoptic-scale hurri- e circulation. WF O forecasters can ca

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Published: Jan 1, 2009

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