Russell S. Schneider

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A synoptic–dynamic climatology was constructed using all 24-h 2-in. (50.8 mm) or greater rainfall events in nine states affected by heavy rains and flooding from June through September 1993 using 6or 12-h gridded analyses from the Regional Data Assimilation System and geostationary satellite imagery. Each of the 85 events was assigned a category (0–4) based(More)
National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, Oklahoma; Xue—Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms and School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma; FoSter—NOAA/NWS, Weather Forecast Office, Norman, Oklahoma; SchaeFer and Schneider—NOAA/NWS/ Storm Prediction Center, Norman, Oklahoma; Benjamin and Weygandt—NOAA/Earth System Research(More)
How does Australia, in both its private and public sectors, provide the health care that Australians want and need at prices they can afford to pay? If this is to be sustainable in the private sector health funds need to be given a capacity to manage their risk exposure. Provided insurers continue to insure sick people, costs will be driven not so much by(More)
A persistent challenge to forecasters is predicting small-scale, high-impact convective weather events such as high wind, severe hail, and tornadoes. Afforded by the advancement of computing power, innovative numerical systems, and assimilation of observations at high spatial and temporal density, nonhydrostatic numerical models at fine resolutions (i.e., 4(More)
In this study, we examine the frequency of important severe weather environments and the relationship of these environments to the performance of convective watches issued by the NOAA Storm Prediction Center (SPC). Important diagnostic parameters, such as convective available potential energy (CAPE) and deep layer bulk wind shear, are linked to SPC(More)
Tornado outbreaks are a key focus of the severe weather forecast community. Even outbreaks that are relatively small from a national perspective scale can be defining events for the few forecast offices and communities directly affected. Similarly, intermediate sized outbreaks, such as the Red River Outbreak of 10 April 1979, can dominate events on a(More)
This document is supplement B to “The May 2003 Extended Tornado Outbreak,” by Thomas M. Hamill, Russell S. Schneider, Harold E. Brooks, Gregory S. Forbes, Howard B. Bluestein, Michael Steinberg, Daniel Meléndez, and Randall M. Dole (Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 86, 531–542) • ©2005 American Meteorological Society • Corresponding author: Dr. Thomas M. Hamill,(More)