Technical Attachments and Presentations
 

Technical Papers Written by the LMRFC Staff

 

Analysis of the June 15, 2013, Isolated Extreme Rainfall Event in Springfield, Missouri - PDF

- An isolated extreme rainfall event occurred across portions of the Springfield, Missouri, area on June 15th, 2013, causing substantial flooding of several small headwater tributaries of the James River. A timeline of output from various flash flood nowcasting techniques was compared to the time of reported flooding to evaluate the usefulness of each tool in the context of NWS operations.

 

 

2012 Southeast Louisiana and Southern Mississippi Flooding Due to Hurricane Isaac - PDF

- Slow-moving Hurricane Isaac affected the northern gulf coast between August 28th and August 31st, 2012. The most severe flooding impacts from storm surge and heavy rainfall occurred in southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi. The slow movement of Isaac was a major contributor to this flooding.

2012 Southeast Louisiana and Southern Mississippi Flooding Due to Hurricane Isaac - Power Point

 

 

LOUZIE: An Operational Quality Control Procedure at the LMRFC
-The Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center (LMRFC) has developed an operational, manual quality control (QC) procedure for gauged precipitation data across the Lower Mississippi River Valley. This report provides a description of the data sources and methodology used to develop the LOUZIE program and spreadsheet along with an example of the monthly spreadsheet from November 2007 in Excel format.

- Monthly spreadsheet example

 

 

ENSO Forcing of Streamflow Conditions in the Pearl River Basin - Technical Paper (.pdf)
-Long range forecasts of streamflow conditions can be improved by including the effects of El Nino/Southern Oscillation during operational procedures. This paper uses composite analysis techniques to relate above/below normal streamflows to ENSO episode and tests the skill of forecasts using 1982-2005 data.
ENSO Forcing of Streamflow Conditions in the Pearl River Basin - Powerpoint Presentation
-Presentation provided via Visitview on 7 December 2006 through SRH. [21st Conference on Hydrology (AMS National Conference) in San Antonio, TX in January 2007]

 

Forecasting Hurricane Storm Surge on the Mississippi River - Technical Paper (.pdf)
- A unique forecast problem for the LMRFC is the forecasting of stages on the lower Mississippi River when a hurricane induced storm surge is present. Storm surge waves move rapidly upstream and can cause significant damage and delays to barge traffic along the Mississippi River.
Forecasting Hurricane Storm Surge on the Mississippi River - Powerpoint Presentation

MAP Climatology
- In order to help the forecaster at the WFO with QPF forecasting, the LMRFC has been working on a MAP climatology program. This paper shows some of the statistics for a limited area.

El Nino - Effects on Rivers
- Much has been talked about concerning what effects El Nino is going to have this year. This paper takes a statistical look at how this weather phenomenon will affect the rivers in the LMRFC area.

 


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