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Plot of the month (Jan 2018): heavy precipitation from cyclones

Plot of the month for January 2018 is from Alexander Baker, who asks: how many wintertime heavy precipitation events can be attributed to extratropical cyclones?

Using ERA-Interim reanalysis data for the period 1979-2016, the number of heavy precipitation events coinciding with cyclones was quantified for the Northern Hemisphere, following a published method by Pfahl and Wernli (2012).

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