A message from our President:

What will the future of forecasting look like?

When I was a kid, my family, like many at that time, had a hefty set of encyclopedias that I relied on for school research projects. It was laborious at times, thumbing through one or more of the 24 volumes to find the information I needed. Back then, we could not have foreseen a day in which tools like Google and Wikipedia could provide instant information at our fingertips. And the idea of phones as pocket computers during the era of rotary dialing? Also an inconceivable notion for most of us at the time. Such innovations often start as ideas long before they become reality, and advances in the science of weather forecasting have been no different. Many meteorological innovations— including radar, modeling, and satellites— began as concepts or hopes a few decades prior to their creation.

There’s no doubt we’ll see new techniques in forecasting, observing, and warning in the coming years and decades. But what exactly will these innovations look like? Can we get a clear picture of what our future will bring in 10, 20, or 30 years? Or are such advances difficult to envision right now? I decided to polish up my own crystal ball to catch a glimpse of what we might see in the future:... READ MORE

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"Putting Science Into Service"

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

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Important Dates

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

Schedule of Events

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

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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 nwahelp@nwas.org. 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.


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