Statistical Modeling of Downslope Windstorms in Boulder, Colorado

  title={Statistical Modeling of Downslope Windstorms in Boulder, Colorado},
  author={Andrew E. Mercer and Michael B. Richman and Howard Bluestein and John M. Brown},
  journal={Weather and Forecasting},
Downslope windstorms are of major concern to those living in and around Boulder, Colorado, often striking with little warning, occasionally bringing clear-air wind gusts of 35–50 m s �1 or higher, and producing widespread damage. Historically, numerical models used for forecasting these events had lower than desired accuracy. This observation provides the motivation to study the potential for improving windstorm forecasting through the use of linear and nonlinear statistical modeling techniques… 

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