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

A message from our President:

We are (hopefully) heading over the hump of the 2016-2017 winter weather season with the heart of severe weather season rapidly approaching. That famously astute philosopher Ferris Bueller once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” One could make a similar case for our atmosphere: Weather events move pretty fast; if we don’t pause to evaluate the season and events that have just passed, we may miss something important. I enjoy looking back at recent weather events, even the mundane ones, to determine why and how they unfolded as they did. But, too often, I don’t have enough time to fully analyze an event before the next one is waiting in the wings needing my attention. At the very least, I find value in reviewing the recently passed season in a general sense, looking for trends, themes or issues that have dominated the weather picture over the last several months. While innovations and the inevitable changes in weather forecasting and services are constant and many in number, three issues have stood out to me this winter... READ MORE

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“Putting Science into Service”

Abstract Submission Information

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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.