NWA 42nd Annual Meeting
September 16-21, 2017
Garden Grove, CA
Putting Science
Into Service

A message from our President:

Gail Hartfield 2017: Hello, everyone! I am so blessed and honored to serve you as your president for the upcoming yeara year that promises to be yet another exciting one for the NWA. The National Weather Association Foundation is still in its infancy, but we will work closely with its leadership to help it grow and thrive. We look forward to curating our new NWA website and developing it into a premier portal for sharing information on NWA activities, member news, meetings and events, scholarship and grant opportunities, and more. And we will share fantastic new tools, views, ideas, discoveries and innovations via the Annual Meeting, Newsletter, website, social media, and the Journal of Operational Meteorology. All of this will be facilitated by our top-notch Executive Director and her staff, along with scores of smart, energetic volunteers on the committees, teams and Council, all operating together to make this a truly homegrown, unique and strong organization.. READ MORE

Winter Weather Safety

Winter storms can bring snow, sleet, and freezing rain across the entire United States and its territories. Even Hawaii gets snow in its Big Island, and major cities as far south as Atlanta and Dallas have been paralyzed by snow and ice. Blizzards occur when strong wind causes blowing snow and whiteout conditions, making roads impassable. Get ready for winter weather with preparedness tips from the National Weather Service. Stay safe this winter!   LEARN MORE  


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Connect with others to improve your forecast and warning skills. Collaborate on new operational meteorology techniques, tools, products and services. Get involved with NWA Committees or projects to enhance leadership skills.  LEARN MORE

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Publish in the NWA Journal of Operational Meteorology, present at an NWA Annual Meeting or regional meeting, or network with others who share your interest in weather at a Local Chapter meeting.

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Show others you have skills that meet or exceed the standards of meteorological competency and have proven you clearly deliver weather information via television, radio or the TV/radio or the internet. LEARN MORE

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42nd NWA Annual Meeting Venue and Hotel: Hyatt Regency Orange County, 11999 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92840

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“Putting Science into Service”

Abstract Submission Information

Read submission guidelines here.

 Abstract Submission Form

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 9 March 2017
  • Oral and Poster Presenters Notified: late April 2017
  • Preliminary Agenda Posted Online: Summer 2017
  • 2017 NWA Annual Meeting: 16-21 September 2017

Schedule of Events

  • Broadcast Meteorology Workshop: Sunday, 17 September
  • Ninth Annual Student Session including Speed Mentoring: Sunday, 17 September
  • General Sessions: Monday-Thursday, 18-21 September
  • NWA Annual Awards Luncheon: Wednesday, 20 September

Additional Information

For more information on exhibits, special accommodations, registration and the overall meeting program, keep checking the 2017 Annual Meeting Page and its links, or contact the NWA office at 405-701-5167 or NWA will provide updates on this Web page, on the NWA Facebook Page, Twitter and other social media. Please use the hashtag #NWAS17 for any tweets associated with the 2017 Annual Meeting.