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PACJET 2001: PACIFIC LANDFALLING JETS EXPERIMENT
U.S West Coast Phase I: January - February 2001
Phase II: January - February 2002
The Pacific Landfalling Jets Experiment (PACJET) and a Long-term Effort to Improve 0-24 h West Coast Forecasts: Figure 3
Pescadero Creek Flood
Fig. 3. Summary of the storm of 2-3 February 1998 observed during CALJET. The infrared satellite image shows the complex cloud structure associated with a developing storm that created major flooding when it reached the coast. The flight track of the NOAA P-3 aircraft is shown (red for upper-levels, blue for lower levels). The low-level-jet (LLJ), which was observed to have winds exceeding hurricane force is highlighted. The measurement of a LLJ stronger than 70 knots was reported to the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Monterey, which then issued a flash flood warning that gave 6-h lead time for a record- breaking flash flood on Pescadero Creek (inset). Back.
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