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The following links will take you to papers authored by present or past staff of the Lincoln NWS office.  Some are in PDF format, and you will need to have a PDF reader to view them.  Others are in HTML, and can be opened with any web browser.

Recent Published Papers and Conference Presentations

Research Title Author(s)

Auten, J., 2020: Tornado Identifiction Challanges from Quasi-Linear Convective Systems (QLCS) during Spring 2019 in the NWS Lincoln Warning Area. 4th Midwest Bow Echo Workshop, NWS.,Mar. 5-6, Saint Louis, Mo.

James Auten

Auten, J., 2019: Impact Based Warning Tags, Tornado Emergency Usage and Resulting Impact-based Decision Support. 23rd Annual NWA Severe Storms and Doppler Radar Conference, Nat Weather Assoc., Mar. 28-30, Ankeny, Ia.

James Auten

Barker, L., C. Miller, and D. Hansing, 2016: Building a Weather-Ready State: Embedding NWS Staff in the Illinois State Emergency Operations Center during the Record Setting Mississippi River Flood of December 2015/January 2016. 20th Annual NWA Severe Storms and Doppler Radar Conference, Nat Weather Assoc., Mar. 31-Apr. 2, Ankeny, Ia.

Llyle Barker, Chris Miller, Darrin Hansing

Shimon, E., 2014: Investigating the Role of Wave-like Reflectivity Segments during the 17 November 2013 EF-4 Washington Illinois Tornado, Preprints, 27th Conference on Severe Local Storms, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Nov. 2-7, Madison, Wi.

Edward Shimon

Barnes, M., 2012: January 26-28, 2009 Heavy Snowfall across Southeast Illinois. Central Region Technical Attachment 12-02, NWS, Kansas City, Mo.

Matthew Barnes

Barker, L., 2006: A Potentially Valuable WSR-88D Severe Storm Pre-cursor Signature in Highly Dynamic, Low CAPE, High Shear Environments, Preprints, 23rd Conference on Severe Local Storms, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Nov. 6-10, Saint Louis, Mo. 

Llyle Barker

Shimon, E., 2006: Highly Localized Banded Snow - February 11, 2006: Review of the Forecast Process for a Missed Event, 15th Annual Joint U.S./Canadian Great Lakes Operational Meteorology Workshop, NWS/Environ Canada, Oct. 26, London, Ont.

Edward Shimon
Additional Forecast Issues
Examining North-South and West-East Oriented Lake Effect Snow Bands off Lake Michigan Caleb Wood

Gravity Waves and Their Impacts on Convection

Patrick Vieck

Inland Intensification of Tropical Storm Erin

Curtis Malone

Historical Weather Events
The Mattoon/Charleston Tornado of May 26, 1917

Chris Geelhart

July 1936 Heat Wave

Chris Geelhart

The December 1989 Cold Wave Chris Geelhart
The Great Sleet of February 1883 Chris Geelhart
March 16, 1942 -- Central Illinois' Last F5 Tornado Chris Geelhart
April 19, 1996 -- Illinois' Largest 1-Day Tornado Outbreak Chris Geelhart