COMET_CASE_034: COMET Case Study 034:New Jersey Flood:Terrain Locked Convect
SummaryOn 12 August 2000, flooding rains hit the state of New Jersey. The rains were associated with regenerative warm-topped convection, and in many areas, including the hardest hit Sparta, roads were closed, bridges washed out, mudslides occurred and motorists were stranded. Terrain-locked convection over Sparta resulted in over 9 inches of rain in 8 hours, with media reports of as much as 14 inches. Rainfall rates were as high as 4 inches per hour.
This case provides an example of terrain-locked convection.
|GCMD Name||COMET > Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education, and Training|
|Begin Date||2000-08-11 00:00:00|
|End Date||2000-08-13 23:59:59|
Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.
Maximum (North) Latitude:
Minimum (South) Latitude:
Minimum (West) Longitude: -89.60, Maximum (East) Longitude: -66.50
|Parent project||COMET: COMET Case Studies|