Modeling the Large-scale Environments of Long-lived Mesoscale Convective Systems Conducive to Heavy Precipitation in the Central United States

L. Ruby Leung1, Robert Houze2, Zhe Feng3 and Qing Yang1, (1)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, (2)University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)Joint Global Change Research Institute, College Park, MD, United States