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Figure 1: Observed composite radar reflectivity at 0300 UTC, May 26, 2008 (a) and 3-hour forecasts of the same field valid at the same time from (b) the 1 km forecast with radar data assimilation, (c) 4 km control forecast with radar data assimilation, and (d) 4 km forecast without radar data. Panel (b) includes surface wind vectors at 10 m AGL plotted at every 80th grid point.