CSTAR research on precipitation and tropical cyclones in New England indicates precipitation is maximized when…

  • Upper-level anticyclonic outflow results in an enhanced upper-level jet northwest-northeast of the surface cyclone.

  • The right entrance region of the upper-level jet is located over the potential heavy rain area.

  • Enhanced low-level jet develops along with enhanced θe advection.

  • Precipitation is frequently enhanced by interactions between the low-level jet and coastal fronts / topography.

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