Figure 6

Fig. 6 Initial condition differences in the vertically averaged 850 - 200 hPa winds between the GSNO and GSAL cases, 24 August 1998 0000 UTC. The large hurricane symbol is the location of Hurricane Bonnie at the nominal time. The small hurricane symbols are the locations of Bonnie every 12 h previous and after the nominal time. The circles represent the locations of dropwindsonde observations. The closed dropwindsondes represented by closed circles were ingested into the TG run; the dropwindsondes represented by the open circles were ingested into the NT run.