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NEW: Several NWS Amarillo staff members conducted research that was presented at the 2020 American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting. Check out what they worked on at the top of the 'Conference Presentations and Posters' section below! Presentation materials will become available on the AMS website as the organizers upload them.

NEW: Panhandle resident Robert Ashcraft has updated his analysis of Amarillo's yearly rainfall totals. This can be found in the 'Local Studies' section.

 

NWS Amarillo Staff Members at Time of Publication Listed in Bold

-Journal Publications-

Gallo, K., P. Schumacher, J. Boustead, and A. Ferguson, 2019: Validation of Satellite Observations of Storm Damage to Cropland with Digital Photographs. Wea. Forecasting34, 2, 435-446, https://doi.org/10.1175/WAF-D-18-0059.1.

Kumjian, M. R., Z. J. Lebo, and A. M. Ward, 2019: Storms Producing Large Accumulations of Small Hail. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol.58, 2, 341-364, https://doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-18-0073.1.

Lindley, T. T., G. P. Murdoch, J. L. Guyer, G. D. Skwira, K. J. Schneider, S. R. Nagle, K. M. Van Speybroeck, B. R. Smith, and M. Beierle, 2014: Southern Great Plains Wildfire Outbreaks. Electronic J. Severe Storms Meteor.9, 2, 1-43, https://ejssm.org/ojs/index.php/ejssm/article/viewArticle/132

French, M. M., H. B. Bluestein, L. J. Wicker, D. C. Dowell, and M. R. Kramar, 2009: An Example of the Use of Mobile, Doppler Radar Data for Tornado Verification. Wea. Forecasting24, 3, 884-891, https://doi.org/10.1175/2008WAF2222147.1.

French, M. M., H. B. Bluestein, D. C. Dowell, L. J. Wicker, M. R. Kramar, and A. L. Pazmany, 2008: High-Resolution, Mobile Doppler Radar Observations of Cyclic Mesocyclogenesis in a Supercell. Mon. Wea. Rev.136, 12, 4997-5016, https://doi.org/10.1175/2008MWR2407.1.

Pietrycha, A. E., E. N. Rasmussen, 2004: Finescale Surface Observations of the Dryline: A Mobile Mesonet Perspective. Wea. Forecasting19, 6, 1075-1088, https://doi.org/10.1175/819.1.

-Reports-

Cobb, S., 2001: A Climatology of Non-Convective High Wind for Amarillo, Texas from 1993-2000. NOAA Technical Memorandum NWS SR-211, 7pp, https://repository.library.noaa.gov/view/noaa/6426.

Drillette, S., and L. Goehring, 1997: Wolf Creek Flood of September 17-19, 1996. NOAA Technical Memorandum NWS SR-189, 11pp, https://repository.library.noaa.gov/view/noaa/6369.

-Conference Presentations and Posters-

Bieda, S. W., D. Hawblitzel, T. T. Lindley, T. M. Ryan, 2020: The Evolving Role of the NWS Science and Operations Officer: Preparing Offices on New Methods of Hazardous Weather Communication. Eighth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation's Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events, Boston, MA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 2.5, https://ams.confex.com/ams/2020Annual/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/367466.

Ferguson, A. P., J. M. Maldonado-Jaime, P. N. Schumacher, 2020: Impacts of Distance from the Nearest Radar, Time of Day, Resident Population, and Season on Severe Warning Performance. Part II: Regional Analysis. Severe Local Storms Symposium, Boston, MA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 986, https://ams.confex.com/ams/2020Annual/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/365369.

Maldonado-Jaime, J. M, Ferguson, A. P., and P. N. Schumacher, 2020: Impacts of Distance from the Nearest Radar, Time of Day, Resident Population, and Season on Severe Warning Performance. Part I: CONUS Perspective. Severe Local Storms Symposium, Boston, MA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 985, https://ams.confex.com/ams/2020Annual/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/366118.

Rutt, K. A.S. W. BiedaA. WardB. J. Simpson, T. T. Lindley, N. J. Nauslar, B. Curran, S. J. Fano, and P. J. Ware, 2020: From a Pyrocumulus to a Severe Thunderstorm: An Environmental Analysis of an Anomalous Southern Plains Wildfire. 30th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, Boston, MA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 7B.1, https://ams.confex.com/ams/2020Annual/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/365386.

Ward, A. M., M. R. Kumjian, K. Reimel, A. P. FergusonS. W. Bieda, M. J. Bunkers, and B. J. Simpson, 2020: Probability of Detection of SPLASH Using Polarimetric Radar. 30th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, Boston, MA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 7A.6, https://ams.confex.com/ams/2020Annual/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/367556.

Alsheimer, F., S. W. Bieda III, D. A. Barber, B. C. Carcione, B. C. Motta, W. Line, and B. Ward, 2019: The Satellite Training and Operations Resource (STOR) Site: An Effort to Provide Continuing Satellite Education to National Weather Service Forecasters. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, Boston, MA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 13E.3, https://ams.confex.com/ams/JOINTSATMET/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/359209.

Bieda III, S., D. Hawbliztel, T. Lindley, and T. Ryan, 2019: The Evolving Role of the NWS Science & Operations Officer: Preparing Offices on New Methods of Hazardous Weather Communication. 44th National Weather Association Annual Meeting, Huntsville, AL, National Weather Association.

Rutt, K.S. Bieda IIIA. WardB. J. Simpson, T. Lindley, N. Nauslar, E. B. Curran, S. Fano, and P. Ware, 2019: From a Pyrocumulus to a Severe Thunderstorm: An Environmental Analysis of an Anomalous Southern Plains Wildfire. 44th National Weather Association Annual Meeting, Hunstville, AL, National Weather Association, https://weather.gov/ama/media/Rutt_NWA_PyroSevere.pdf.

Maldonado, J., A. Ferguson, and P. Schumacher, 2019: Impacts of Radar Distance and Time of Day on Severe Warning Performance over the North Central United States. 23rd Severe Storms & Doppler Radar Conference, Ankeny, IA, National Weather Association Central Iowa Chapter, https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MvJBWr7kP-dwprKbq9Or-SYSXTIfdxyQ

Guerrero, J., T. Lindley, and S. Bieda III, 2018: A Look Into the Palo Duro Canyon Forecast Zone Creation Process. 3rd Texas Weather Conference, Austin, TX, https://drive.google.com/file/d/12ItV6Q6WzTGCegR7SwqFRq2auHp4iVEX/view.

Speheger, D., T. T. Lindley, A. Anderson, B. J. Simpson, and S. Bieda III, 2018: Tactical Decision Support for Persistent Southern Great Plains Wildfires. 3rd Texas Weather Conference, Austin, TX.

Beat, M., 2018: Stressors Associated with a First Time Tornado Warning Decision for the June 8, 2017 Supercell in the Panhandle of Texas. 43rd National Weather Association Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, National Weather Association, https://www.weather.gov/media/ama/Beat_NWA2018_Poster.pdf.

Bieda III, S.W., C. Morris, T. Lindley, J. Kurtz, and T. Ryan, 2018: National Weather Service Simulations with External Partners: How to Improve High Impact Weather Event Preparedness through Exercises. 43rd National Weather Association Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, National Weather Association, https://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/nwafiles/Annual%20Meetings/2018/Abstracts/National%20Weather%20Service%20Simulations%20with%20External%20Partners.htm.

Guerrero, J.R. J. Simpson, and S. W. Bieda III, 2018: Transforming NWS Fire Weather Operations Through Innovative Tactical Fire Weather Decision Support Services. 20th Annual High Plains Chapter Conference, Hastings, NE, High Plains Chapter of the AMS/NWA, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EfFDvwpUQoVvHk3pyW5FgAIeQTfP7oH9/view.

Meccariello, L. F., S. Bieda III, T. Lindley, M. BeatB. J. Simpson, C. Gravelle, G. P. Murdoch, and B. R. Smith, 2018: Tactical Impact-Decision Support Using GOES-16 During the 6 March 2017 Southern Great Plains Firestorm. Special Symposium on Impact-Based Decision Support Services, Austin, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 828, https://ams.confex.com/ams/98Annual/webprogram/Paper326470.html.

Ward, A., M. Kumjian, M. J. Bunkers, S. W. Bieda IIIR. J Simpson, 2018: Using Polarimetric Radar Data to Identify Potentially Hazardous Hail Accumulations. 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies, Austin, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 11B.1, https://ams.confex.com/ams/98Annual/webprogram/Paper326596.html.

Elsenheimer, C.R. B. BowersB. J. SimpsonC. MorrisH. Lorenzen, 2016: A Retrospective Analysis of the 7 May 1995 Amarillo Tornado: How Would the Same Event Impact the City Today? 41st National Weather Associaton Annual Meeting, Norfolk, VA, National Weather Association, B.35, https://nwas.org/meetings/nwas16/abstracts_html/SVRWX/2016_2948_oral_Elsenheimer_abstract.html.

Simpson, B. J.R. B. Bowers, and S. W. Bieda III, 2016: The November 16, 2015 High Plains Tornado Outbreak: Forecasting a Highly Anomalous Severe Weather Event. 41st National Weather Association Annual Meeting, Norfolk, VA, National Weather Association, B.36, https://nwas.org/meetings/nwas16/abstracts_html/SVRWX/2016_2949_oral_Simpson_abstract.html.

Bowers B. R., and C. B. Elsenheimer, 2016: Use of Live Google Traffic Maps to Assess Weather Impacts on Roads. Fourth Symposium of Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing our Nation's Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events, New Orleans, LA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 877, https://ams.confex.com/ams/96Annual/webprogram/Paper284747.html.

Lorenzen, H. A., 2015: Tornado Warning Communication and Response. 40th National Weather Association Annual Meeting, Oklahoma City, OK, National Weather Association, BP-54.

Lindley, T. T.N. FennerT. SeymoreK. BuffaloA. Moulton, S. Kersh, M. Hassell, and K. Scotten, 2015: Preliminary Observations of Extreme Temperatures and Heat-Related Illnesses in a High Plains Canyon Environment. Sixth Conference on Environment and Health, Phoenix, AZ, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 6.3, https://ams.confex.com/ams/95Annual/webprogram/Paper267698.html.

Scotten, K., N. Fenner, and T. T. Lindley, 2015: The "Dirty Thirties" Repeated: Decision Support Services Provided During a Modern Dust Bowl. 27th Conference on Climate Variability and Change, Phoenix, AZ, Amer. Meteor. Soc., J7.3, https://ams.confex.com/ams/95Annual/webprogram/Paper267739.html.

Scotten, K.A. Margrave, and T. T. Lindley, 2015: Weather-Ready School Safety: Modernizing Tornado Safety Procedures in Schools with Planning, Preparation, and Practice. Third Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing our Nation's Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events, Phoenix, AZ, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 3.4, https://ams.confex.com/ams/95Annual/webprogram/Paper267751.html.

Simpson, B. J.J. JacksonT. T. LindleyK. Scotten, 2015: Anthropogenic Snow: A Case of Industrial Plant-Induced Snowfall in the Texas Panhandle. 20th Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification, Phoenix, AZ, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 1.1, https://ams.confex.com/ams/95Annual/webprogram/Paper266898.html.

Jackson, J. and T. Lindley, and T. A. Beal, 2014: Synoptic Windstorms on the Southern Great Plains. 39th National Weather Association Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, National Weather Association, D4.0.

Lindley, T. T., G. P. Murdoch, and B. R. Smith, 2013: Firestorm: The Anatomy of a Southern Great Plains Wildfire Outbreak. Tenth Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology, Bowling Green, KY, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 3, https://ams.confex.com/ams/10Fire/webprogram/Paper229313.html.

Lindley, T. T., G. P. Murdoch, B. R. Smith, and K. M. Van Speybroeck, 2013: Environmental Factors Contributing to the Emergence of Southern Great Plains Wildfire Outbreaks. Tenth Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology, Bowling Green, KY, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 4, https://ams.confex.com/ams/10Fire/webprogram/Paper229314.html.

Martinez, M., and K. N. Scotten, 2013: Operational Decisions and Response During a High-Impact Hail and Flash Flood Event in Potter County, Texas. Eighth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research, Austin, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 3A.5, https://ams.confex.com/ams/93Annual/webprogram/Paper216162.html.

Scotten, K. N., 2013: Dual-Polarization Radar Observations of an Enhanced Precipitation Hail and Flash Flood Event. 19th Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification, Austin, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 3.5, https://ams.confex.com/ams/93Annual/webprogram/Paper218293.html.

Lindley, T. T.J. D. Jackson, and J. C. Love, 2012: Meteorological and Environmental Factors Contributing to Hail Glaciers. 26th Conference on Severe Local Storms, Nashville, TN, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 6.5, https://ams.confex.com/ams/26SLS/webprogram/Paper211468.html.

Krause, C., 2011: Overview of a Heavy Rain/Snow Event in the Southern Texas Panhandle on 11-12 November 2010. 36th National Weather Association Annual Meeting, Birmingham, AL, National Weather Association.

Kramar, M. R., and J. J. Brost, 2008: Kids' Weather Hour at WFO Amarillo - Using NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio as an Educational Tool. 17th Symposium on Education, New Orleans, LA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., P1.29, https://ams.confex.com/ams/88Annual/webprogram/Paper131695.html.

Kramar, M. R., 2006: WSR-88D Manifestations of the "Owl Horn" Signature. 23rd Conference on Severe Local Storms, St. Louis, MO, Amer. Meteor. Soc., P5.5, https://ams.confex.com/ams/23SLS/webprogram/Paper115275.html.

Wagner, G. A., H. E. Fuelberg, D. Kann, R. Wynne, and S. Cobb, 2006: A GIS-based Approach to Lightning Studies for West Texas and New Mexico. Second Conference on Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data, Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., P1.15, https://ams.confex.com/ams/Annual2006/techprogram/paper_103103.htm.

Kramar, M. R., and J. K. Jordan, 2005: NWS Operational Perspectives of the 21 June 2004 Amarillo Hailstorm. 32nd Conference on Radar Meteorology, Albuquerque, NM, Amer. Meteor. Soc., P15R.5, https://ams.confex.com/ams/32Rad11Meso/webprogram/Paper95774.html.

Kramar, M. R., H. B. Bluestein, A. L. Pazmany, and J. D. Tuttle, 2004: The 'Owl Horn' Radar Signature in Developing Southern Plains Supercells. 22nd Conference on Severe Local Storms, Hyannis, MA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 13.2a, https://ams.confex.com/ams/11aram22sls/webprogram/Paper80713.html.

Pietrycha, A. E., and K. L. Manross, 2003: WSR-88D Analysis of Vortices Embedded Within a Surface Low Pressure Trough and Subsequent Convection Initiation. 31st International Conference on Radar Meteorology, Seattle, WA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., P5A.5, https://ams.confex.com/ams/32BC31R5C/webprogram/Paper62374.html.

Broyles, C., N. Dipasquale, and R. Wynne, 2002: Synoptic and Mesoscale Patterns Associated with Violent Tornadoes Across Separate Geographic Regions of the United States: Part 1- Low-Level Characteristics. 21st Conf. on Severe Local Storms, San Antonio, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc., JP1.4, https://ams.confex.com/ams/SLS_WAF_NWP/techprogram/paper_32849.htm.

Broyles, C., N. Dipasquale, and R. Wynne, 2002: Synoptic and Mesoscale Patterns Associated with Violent Tornadoes Across Separate Geographic Regions of the United States: Part 2- Upper-Level Characteristics. 21st Conf. on Severe Local Storms, San Antonio, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc., JP1.5, https://ams.confex.com/ams/SLS_WAF_NWP/techprogram/paper_34639.htm.

Broyles, C.R. Wynne, N. Dipasquale, H. Guerrero, and T. Hendricks, 2002: Radar Characteristics of Violent Tornadic Storms Using the NSSL Algorithms Across Separate Geographic Regions of the United States. 21st Conf. on Severe Local Storms, San Antonio, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 5.1, https://ams.confex.com/ams/SLS_WAF_NWP/webprogram/Paper45315.html.

Marshall, T. P., C. Broyles, S. Kersh, J. Wingenroth, 2002: The Effects of Low-Level Boundaries on the Development of the Panhandle, TX Tornadic Storm on 29 May 2001. 21st Conf. on Severe Local Storms, San Antonio, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc., P11.4, https://ams.confex.com/ams/SLS_WAF_NWP/webprogram/Paper45897.html.

-Local Studies-

Aschraft, R., 2020: An Analysis of Amarillo's Yearly Rainfall Totals. https://www.weather.gov/media/ama/Amarillos_Yearly_Rainfall_Totals.pdf.

Ashcraft, R., 2019: A Look at 100-Degree Days in Amarillo. https://www.weather.gov/media/ama/Amarillo100DegreeDays.pdf.

Ashcraft, R., 2019: Amarillo's Annual and Monthly Snowfall Totals. https://www.weather.gov/media/ama/AmarilloSnowfallTotals.pdf.

Ashcraft, R., 2019: Amarillo's Freezes. https://www.weather.gov/media/ama/AmarilloFreeze.pdf.

Scruggs, A., 2019: Information Concerning Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles Tornado Stats. https://www.weather.gov/ama/tornado_stats.

Ashcraft, R., 2017: A Look at Consecutive Days with Below Normal Average Temperatures. https://www.weather.gov/media/ama/BelowNormalRuns.pdf.

Jackson, J. and T. Beal, 2014: Operational Guidelines for Forecasting Synoptic Wind Events in the Panhandles. https://www.weather.gov/media/ama/highwind.pdf.

Jackson, J. D.T. T. Lindley, and J. C. Love, 2012: Meteorological and Environmental Factors Contributing to Hail Glaciers on the Southern High Plains. https://www.weather.gov/media/ama/hail_glaciers.pdf.

Jackson, J., 2012: Model Performance of the 9-10 July 2012 Precipitation Event. https://www.weather.gov/media/ama/July9_2012.pdf.

Krause, C., 2012: Decision Support Services Then and Now. https://www.weather.gov/media/ama/Krause.pdf.

Simpson, B. J. and J. Jackson, 2012: Industrial-Enhanced Snowfall in Borger and Amarillo, Texas. https://www.weather.gov/media/ama/9_10Feb2014Snow_Event_Summary.pdf.

Scotten, M., 2011: Model Performance 0-72 Hours Prior to the December 2-3, 2011 Snow/Ice Event. https://www.weather.gov/media/ama/December2-32011SnowIceEvent.pdf.

Scotten, M., 2011: An Analysis of KAMA WSR-88D Dual Polarization Data from the November 25, 2011 Rain Event. https://www.weather.gov/media/ama/25nov_dualpolanalysis.pdf.

Jackson, J., 2011: Texas Panhandle Earthquakes. https://www.weather.gov/media/ama/earthquakes.pdf.

Scotten, M., 2011: Model Performance 24-48 Hours Prior to the October 26-27, 2011 Snow Event. https://www.weather.gov/media/ama/oct2627snow.pdf.

Scotten, M., 2011: October 19, 2011 Frost/Freeze Bust. https://www.weather.gov/media/ama/frostfreezebust.pdf.

Scotten, M., 2011: Dalhart Feedlot Fog/Haze Study. https://www.weather.gov/media/ama/DHT_study.pdf.

Scotten, M., 2011: Unusual Nighttime Dense Fog Dissipation Case. https://www.weather.gov/media/ama/night_fog_dissipation.pdf.

Scotten, M., 2011: Innovative Decision Support Services for the 27 February 2011 Wildfire Outbreak Across the Texas Panhandle. https://www.weather.gov/media/ama/Feb2711WildfireOutbreak.pdf.

Scotten, M., 2010: Unusual Nighttime December 20, 2010 Wind Event. https://www.weather.gov/media/ama/122010NighttimeWindEvent.pdf.

Krause, C., 2010: Overview of a Heavy Rain/Snow Event in the Texas Panhandle. https://www.weather.gov/media/ama/nov11.pdf.

Kimble, C. A., 2010: El Niño and the Panhandles. https://www.weather.gov/ama/elnino.

Kimble, C. A., 2010: Extreme Temperature Ranges. https://www.weather.gov/ama/50ranges.

Kimble, C. A., 2010: Snowfall Climatology of the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles. https://www.weather.gov/ama/snow_climo.

Jackson, J., 2010: The Severe Convective Storm Climatology of the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles. https://www.weather.gov/media/ama/ama_climo.pdf.

Kimble, C. A., 2009: Orographic Precipitation Patterns Resulting from the Canadian River Valley. https://www.weather.gov/media/ama/CanadianReportFinal.pdf.

Kimble, C. A., 2009: Climatology of Extreme Heat in the Panhandles. https://www.weather.gov/media/ama/SummerTemps.pdf.

Kimble, C. A., 2009: Comparison of Dust Bowl Regional Precipitation in 1930s vs. 2000s. https://www.weather.gov/ama/dust_bowl_versus_today.

Goehring, L., 2007: Wolf Creek Flood May 23rd - 25th 2007. https://www.weather.gov/media/ama/wolf_creek_flood_may07.pdf.

Broyles, C., 2002: Forecasting Arctic Outbreaks in the Texas Panhandle Based on the Track, Position and Strength of the Surface High. https://www.weather.gov/media/ama/arctic_outbreaks.pdf.

Jackson, J.B. Kendrick, and T. Spencer: The Panhandles' Only F5: Reconstructing the April 9, 1947 Higgins-Glazier Tornado. https://www.weather.gov/ama/1947tornado.

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