Graphical Abstract

Kawano, T., and R. Kawamura, 2020: Genesis and maintenance processes of a quasi-stationary convective band that produced record-breaking precipitation in northern Kyushu, Japan on 5 July 2017. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 98, 673-690.
Special Edition on Extreme Rainfall Events in 2017 and 2018 Abstract with highlights

Plain Language Summary: A quasi-stationary convective band that persisted for approximately ten hours caused precipitation in the northern part of Kyushu Island, Japan on 5 July 2017. The extreme amount of rainfall produced by this convective band caused a number of landslides and flash floods and resulted in a severe disaster. The Weather and Research and Forecasting (WRF) model simulations revealed that a quasi-stationary convergence zone in the low level played a crucial role in generating and maintaining the convective band.