2017 Annual Meeting Agenda

 

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2017 Annual Meeting - Preliminary Agenda


National Weather Association
42nd Annual Meeting

Hyatt Regency Orange County, Garden Grove, CA
September 16-21, 2017

"Putting Science into Service"


Saturday, September 16

9:00     Weather Ready Fest

1:30     NWA Foundation Golf Tournament


Sunday, September 17

Student Conference, Location:
10:30   Welcome and Opening Remarks
Trisha Palmer, NOAA/NWS Greenville/Spartanburg, SC
NWA Councilor

10:30   Keynote Address
Bob Baron, Baron Services, Huntsville, AL

11:00   Panel Discussion: Work/Life (Im)Balance
Gail Hartfield, President, National Weather Association, Raleigh, NC

12:00   Lunch Break

12:00   GOES-16 Workshop (Working Lunch)

1:30   I Went to College to Study Thunderstorms and Now I’m Dealing with This…
Christopher Stachelski, Regional Observations Program Leader, NOAA/NWS/
Eastern Region Headquarters

1:45   Preparing for Interviews and Internships
Marshall Moss, AccuWeather

2:00   Panel Discussion: Changing Careers
John Scala

3:00   Break

3:30   Speed Mentoring

5:30   Speed Mentoring Dinner

6:45   Student Writing Class

6:45   Master Class

Broadcasters Workshop, Location:
8:30     Welcoming Remarks
Gail Hartfield, President, National Weather Association, Raleigh, NC

8:35     Opening Remarks
Nate Johnson, Meteorologist and Executive Producer, KRAL-TV, Raleigh, NC
NWA Councilor

8:45     Welcome to La La Land! The Land of Sunshine… Sort Of
Josh Rubenstein, Los Angeles Police Department, Studio City, CA

9:00     NOAA/NWS Storm Prediction Center: An Update on Future Services
Bill Bunting, Operations Branch Chief, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Storm Prediction
Center, Norman, OK

9:15     A Comparison of Select High Risk Outlooks for Severe Weather and Excessive
Rainfall
Greg Carbin, Forecast Operations Branch Chief, NOAA/NWS/Weather Prediction
Center, College Park, MD

9:30     Twitter Storm: Analysis of Tweet Performance During the 23 February 2016
Southeast Louisiana Tornado Outbreak
Joshua Eachus, Meteorologist, WBRZ-TV, Louisiana State University, Baton
Rouge, LA

9:45     February 7th New Orleans EF-3 Tornado
Dave Nussbaum, Meteorologist, WWL-TV, New Orleans, LA

10:00   Coffee Break

10:30   25 Years after Hurricane Andrew: The Lessons We Should Have Learned
Bryan Norcross, Meteorologist/Hurricane Specialist, The Weather Channel,
Miami Beach, FL

10:45   The GWCC Web Site – Involving Weather Broadcasters, Future Meteorologists,
Students, Educators, and more…
H. Michael Mogil, CCM, Meteorologist, How The Weather Works, Naples, FL

11:00   Climate Change and Television News Viewers - Thirstier than you may think
Sean Sublette, Meteorologist, Climate Central, Princeton, NJ

12:00   Lunch Break
12:00   GOES-16 Workshop (Working Lunch)

1:30     GOES-16 Presentations
Dr. Jordan Gerth, Associate Researcher, Cooperative Institute for Meteorological
Satellite Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

2:30     Introduction to Real Time Aircraft Soundings for Broadcast Meteorologist and
Storm Chasers
Richard Mamrosh, Meteorologist, NOAA/NWS Green Bay, WI

2:45     Vocal Health of the On-Air Broadcaster
Nick Walker, Meteorologist, The Weather Channel, Atlanta, GA

3:00     Coffee Break

3:30     NWS Hazard Simplification Project: A Roadmap for Change
Eli Jacks, Forecast Services Division Chief, NOAA/NWS/Headquarters,
Silver Spring, MD

3:45     Broadcast Meteorologist Decision Making in the 2016-2017 Hazardous Weather
Testbed Probabilistic Hazard Information Project
Kodi Berry, CIMMS/University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

4:00    The Silent Impact: Storm Anxiety in Oklahoma
Richard Smith, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NOAA/NWS Norman, OK

4:15     Conveying Uncertainty through Graphical Forecasts
Jacob Beitlich, Meteorologist NOAA/NWS Chanhassen, MN

4:30    Discussion: Inconsistency and Weather Communication – The Good, The Bad,
The Ugly - Societal Impacts Committee

5:00     Fire and Mountain Waves, A Deadly Combo: The Gatlinburg Fires of 2016
Trent Magill, Meteorologist, WATE-TV 6, Knoxville, TN

7:00     DVD Swap

8:30     Student DVD Critique

Events

5:00     #WxTwitter Mixer


GENERAL SESSIONS

Monday, September 18

7:45     Opening Remarks
Janice Bunting, Executive Director, National Weather Association, Norman, OK

8:00    Keynote Address
Louis W. Uccellini, Assistant Administrator for Weather Services and
Director of the National Weather Service, NOAA/NWS, Washington, D.C.
NWA Charter Member

8:30     State of the NWA
Gail Hartfield, President, National Weather Association, Raleigh, NC

8:45    Session 1 – State of the Science
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10:00   Coffee Break

10:30  Session 2 – GOES-16
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11:45    Student Forecast Discussion

12:00   Lunch

1:30    Concurrent Session 3A – New Technology
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1:30    Concurrent Session 3B – Warning the Client
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3:00    Poster Session – Progress in Weather Services
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Events

5:30     Ice Breaker

6:30     2017 Research Operations Nexus (RON) Meetup

7:00     Broadcaster’s Dinner


Tuesday, September 19

7:45     Student Weather Briefing

8:00    Keynote Address
Dr. Ahsha Tribble, Deputy Regional Administrator at FEMA Region IX
Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, Oakland, CA

8:30     Panel Discussion: Vulnerable Populations

10:00   Coffee Break

10:30  Concurrent Session 4A – Severe Storms
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10:30  Concurrent Session 4B – Social Media
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12:00   Lunch
12:00   Supporting Women in Atmospheric Sciences Luncheon

1:30     Featured Talk: A Review of Significant Weather Events Occurring in 2017
Greg Carbin, Forecast Operations Branch Chief, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Weather
Prediction Center, College Park, MD

2:00    Poster Session – Vulnerable Populations
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4:00    Concurrent Session 5A – Winter Weather
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4:00    Concurrent Session 5B – Tropical Weather
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Events

6:00     NWA Committee Chairs Dinner

6:00     AMWRO-LGBT Annual Mixer

6:00     Local Chapters Ice Breaker


Wednesday, September 20

7:45     Student Weather Briefing

8:00     Keynote Address
TBA

8:30    Session 6 – Communications
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10:00   Coffee Break

10:30  Session 7 – Remote Sensing
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12:00   Lunch
12:00   Annual Awards Banquet

2:00    Concurrent Session 8A – Case Studies/Climate
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2:00    Concurrent Session 8B – Aviation
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3:30     Coffee Break

4:00    Concurrent Session 9A – Education
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4:00    Concurrent Session 9B – Fire Weather
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Events

5:30     NWA Council Dinner


Thursday, September 21

0:00     Special Session: JPSS Launch Event

8:30     Keynote Address
Captain Michael Roth, Commanding Officer, Fleet Weather Center, San Diego, CA

9:00    Session 10 – Weather Analysis and Forecasting
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10:00    Poster Session – Innovations in Observation Methods
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12:00   Lunch

1:30     Student Weather Briefing

1:45    Session 11 – Hydrology
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3:30     Coffee Break

4:00    Session 12 – Numerical Weather Prediction
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5:30     Concluding Remarks
Gail Hartfield, President, National Weather Association, Raleigh, NC


ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Monday Sessions

M 8:45           Session 1 – State of the Science
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8:45     FACETs:  Recent Progress and R2O Efforts
Alan Gerard, NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, OK

9:00     Putting the final pieces together: Seamless global real-time imagery of total precipitable water vapor from polar-orbiting microwave satellites
Anthony Wimmers, University of Wisconsin - Madison,  SSEC/CIMSS, Madison, WI
Chris Velden, University of Wisconsin - CIMSS

9:15     Evaluating Near-Storm Environment Application Tools in the NWS Operations Proving Ground
Kim Runk, NOAA/NWS/Operations Proving Ground
Derrick Snyder, University of Oklahoma - CIMMS and NOAA/NWS/Operations Proving Ground, Kansas City, MO
Chad Gravelle, University of Wisconsin - CIMSS and NOAA/NWS/Operations Proving Ground
Katie Crandall Vigil, University of Wisconsin - CIMSS and NOAA/NWS/Operations Proving Ground
Matt Foster, NOAA/NWS/Centeral Region Headquarters

9:30     Five Years after Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy – The Lessons We’ve Learned and Those We Still Have Yet to Learn
Gary Szatkowski, Retired NWS, Hainesport, NJ

9:40     New satellites, new applications, and future expectations for GOES-R and JPSS
Jordan Gerth, University of Wisconsin - CIMSS, Madison, WI

M 10:30         Session 2 – GOES-16
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10:30   GOES-R: It’s About to Get Real!
Kathryn Mozer, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD
Matthew Seybold, NOAA/NESDIS
Elizabeth Kline, Science and Technology Corporation
Daniel Nietfeld, NOAA/OAR/ESRL/Global Systems Division
Jon Fulbright, Arctic Slope Technical Services

10:45   Operational Use of GOES-16 Data at NWS Pueblo, CO
Bill Line, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Pueblo, CO

11:00   Operational Observations from the Geostationary Lightning Mapper and Lightning Mapping Arrays
Brian Carcione, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Huntsville, AL
Geoffrey Stano, ENSCO, Inc. and NASA SPoRT Center
Kristopher White, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office and NASA SPoRT Center

11:15   A Multispectral Approach in Detecting and Monitoring Wildfires with GOES-16
Chad Gravelle, NOAA/NWS/Operations Proving Ground and University of Wisconsin - CIMSS, Kansas City, MO
Todd Lindley, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Kim Runk, NOAA/NWS/Operations Proving Ground

11:30   The Use of New GOES-16 Satellite Data for Convection over the Southeastern United States
Frank Alsheimer, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, West Columbia, SC
Brian Carcione, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

M 1:30           Concurrent Session 3A – New Technology
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1:30     Using Updraft Helicity Forecasts for Targeted Impact-Based Decision Support Services
Chauncy Schultz, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Bismarck, ND
Patrick Ayd, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

1:45     Defining Characteristics of a Future Severe Weather Warning Paradigm for FACETs in the HWT
Christopher Karstens, University of Oklahoma - CIMMS and NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, OK
Alan Gerard, NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory
Lans Rothfusz, NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory

2:00     Overview of National Blend of Models version 3.0 Part 1:  capabilities and an outlook for future upgrades
Jeffrey Craven, NOAA/NWS/Meteorological Development Laboratory, Silver Spring, MD
David Rudack, NOAA/NWS/Meteorological Development Laboratory
Robert James, AceInfo Solutions, Inc.
Eric Engle, NOAA/NWS/Meteorological Development Laboratory
Phillip Shafer, NOAA/NWS/Meteorological Development Laboratory

2:15     Forecasting the Days that Matter:  Identifying Windows of Opportunity to Improve High-impact Weather Forecasts in the National Blend of Models Era
Matthew Day, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Norman, OK
Todd Lindley, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Ryan Barnes, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

2:30     Improving the NWS Heat Index
Lance Wood, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, League City, TX
Mark Keehn, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

2:45     The La Mancha Index (LMI): Correlating Eastern Pacific Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies to California Precipitation Variabili
Miles Muzio, KBAK-TV, Bakersfield, CA
Sheldon Kusselson, Retired NESDIS
Steve Johnson, Atmospherics Group International
Kahtia Hall, KBAK-TV

M 1:30           Concurrent Session 3B – Warning the Client
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1:30     NOAA/NWS Storm Prediction Center:  An Update on Future Services
Bill Bunting, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK
Patrick Marsh, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Storm Prediction Center
Russell Schneider, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Storm Prediction Center

1:45     Improving the Decision Making Process during Impactful Wind Storms: An Operational Study of 40 Cases along the Southern Oregon Coast
Brian Nieuwenhuis, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Medford, OR

2:00     The Hazard Services Program:  Meeting current and future needs of the NWS
Daniel Nietfeld, NOAA/OAR/ESRL/Global Systems Division, Boulder, CO
Tracy Hansen, NOAA/OAR/ESRL/Global Systems Division

2:15     Building Partnerships to Address the Challenge of Real-Time Weather Surveillance in Data-Sparse Alaska
Eric Stevens, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK
Carl Dierking, University of Alaska - Fairbanks
Tom Heinrichs, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Dayne Broderson, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Will Fisher, University of Alaska Fairbanks

2:30     National Weather Service as Gatekeeper: Social media posts by local news outlets and NWS New Orleans during the February 2017 tornado outbreak
Jeremy Shermak, School of Journalism, Moody College of Communication, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

2:45     Creation and use of storm-based probabilistic lightning hazard information and warnings
Kristin Calhoun, University of Oklahoma - CIMMS and NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, OK
Tiffany Meyer, University of Oklahoma - CIMMS and NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory
Darrel Kingfield, University of Oklahoma - CIMMS and NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory
Holly Obermeier, University of Oklahoma - CIMMS and NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory
Chris Karstens, University of Oklahoma - CIMMS and NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory

Tuesday Sessions

T 10:30           Concurrent Session 4A – Severe Storms
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10:30   Utilization of the NWS Damage Assessment Tool for Future Tornado Database Development and Application
Bryan Smith, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK

10:45   The Relationship Between Tornadic Debris Signature Height and Tornado Intensity
Chad Entremont, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Flowood, MS
Daniel Lamb, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

11:00   A High Resolution Communication Analysis of the Integrated Warning Team During the 26 December 2015 Sunnyvale/Garland/Rowlett TX Tornado
Dennis Cavanaugh, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, North Little Rock, AR
Mark Fox, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Melissa Huffman, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Sean Clarke, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

11:15   Preliminary Evaluation of SSCRAM-Based Severe Thunderstorm Forecasts
John Hart, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK
Ariel Cohen, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Storm Prediction Center

11:30   Analysis of the January 21-22, 2017 record breaking Tornado Outbreak across Georgia
Keith Stellman, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Storm Prediction Center, Peachtree City, GA
Steven Nelson, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Lara Pagano, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Steven Listemaa, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
David Nadler, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

11:45   The Impact of NWS Weather Forecast Office Culture on Tornado Warning Performance
Stephan Smith, NOAA/NWS/Meteorological Development Laboratory, Silver Spring, MD

T 10:30           Concurrent Session 4B – Social Media
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10:30   It’s All About Perspective: My Life as a Visually-Impaired Meteorologist
Alyssa Bates, NOAA/NWS/Warning Decision Training Division and University of Oklahoma - CIMMS, Norman, OK

10:45   Virtual Impact-based Decision Support Services
Andy Foster, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Springfield, MO
Mike Griffin, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

11:00   The Human Side of Weather: Using Social Media to Build Trust with Your Users
Daniel Hawblitzel, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Pleasant Hill, MO

11:15   Communicating High Impact Weather across the U.S./Mexico Border using Social Media
Marissa Pazos, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, El Paso, TX
Jason Laney, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Tim Brice, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

11:30   A Weather-Ready Nation Success Story in Social Media Engagement: #SafePlaceSelfie
Trevor Boucher, NWA Social Media Committee, Buda, TX
Morgan Barry, NWA Social Media Committee
Douglas Hilderbrand, NOAA/NWS/Headquarters
Corey Pieper, NOAA/NWS/Headquarters

11:45   The Supplemental Assistance Volunteer Initiative (SAVI) Team: Advanced Social Media Strategy within the NWS
Trevor Boucher, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, New Braunfels, TX
Corey Pieper, NOAA/NWS/Headquarters
Morgan Barry, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

T 4:00             Concurrent Session 5A – Winter Weather
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4:00     Alerting for the Threat of a High-Impact Sub-Advisory Snowfall with Adequate Lead-Time
Christopher Strong, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Sterling, VA
Brian LaSorsa, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Steven Zubrick, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
James E. Lee, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

4:15     Verification of the NWS Probabilistic Storm Total  Snow Forecasts
Dave Radell, NOAA/NWS/Eastern Region Headquarters, Bohemia, NY
Phil Schumacher, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Jeff Waldstreicher, NOAA/NWS/Eastern Region Headquarters

4:30     Developing a joint GOES-16 and NEXRAD tool focused on enhancing lake effect snow nowcasting to improve situational awareness in radar restricted locations
David Beachler, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Marquette, MI
Mark Kulie, University of Wisconsin - SSEC/CIMSS and Michigan Tech University
Claire Pettersen, University of Wisconsin - SSEC/CIMSS
Andrew Heidinger, NOAA/NESDIS

4:45     Communicating Uncertainty using High Resolution Ensembles & Probabilistic Datasets for an Anomalous Early Season Snow Event in New England
Frank Nocera, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Taunton, MA

5:00     The NWS Probabilistic Snowfall Forecast Experiment:  2016-17 Review and Future Plans
Jeff Waldstreicher, NOAA/NWS/Eastern Region Headquarters, Bohemia, NY
David Radell, NOAA/NWS/Eastern Region Headquarters

5:15     Revisiting the Gulf Coast Snowstorm of February 1895
Matt Lanza, Space City Weather, Houston, TX

5:30     Update on Conveying Potential Winter Storm Threats in Days 3-7 Using Multi-Model Ensembles
Steven Zubrick, NOAA/NWS/Eastern Region Headquarters, Sterling, VA
Brian LaSorsa, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Christopher Strong, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
James E. Lee, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

T 4:00             Concurrent Session 5B – Tropical Weather
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4:00     Ensemble trajectories and moisture quantification for the Hurricane Joaquin (2015) event
Chasity Henson, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Patrick Market, University of Missouri

4:15     Hurricane Matthew: Messaging a Rare and Historic Event to East Central Floridians
David Sharp, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Melbourne, FL
William Ulrich, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

4:30     Uncertainty in Hurricane Forecasts and Communication: A Survey on the Perspective of Operational Meteorologists’
James Hyde, North Dakota State University's Department of Emergency Management, Fargo, ND
Yue "Gurt" Ge, North Dakota State University's Department of Emergency Management

4:45     Analysis of Fatalities across North Carolina Resulting from Hurricane Matthew
Jonathan Blaes, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Raleigh, NC, NC
Brandon Locklear, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

5:00     A Climatological Relationship between MJO/ENSO Phases and Tropical Cyclone Interactions with Saharan Dust Storms across the Tropical Atlantic Basin
Jordan Rabinowitz, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO
Anthony Lupo, University of Missouri

5:15     Innovative On Site Decision Support To The State of South Carolina Before, During and After Hurricane Matthew
Richard Okulski, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Columbia, SC
John Quagliariello, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Michael Proud, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Leonard Vaughn, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

5:30     A Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador Success Story:  Tropical Storm Hermine and Hurricane Matthew on the Outer Banks of NC
Richard Bandy, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Newport, NC
David Glenn, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

 Wednesday Sessions

 W 8:30           Session 6 – Communications
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8:30     No Safe Place: Forecaster Challenges and Public Vulnerability with Cool Season Tornadoes in the Southeastern US
Jennifer Henderson, University of Colorado - CIRES, Boulder, CO
Julie Demuth, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Heather Lazrus, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Rebecca Morss, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Jamie Vickery, University of Colorado

8:45     Deep Training in the National Weather Service:  The Oklahoma Department of  Emergency Management’s 2016 Earth, Wind and Fire Exercise with Core Partners
Jonathan Kurtz, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Norman, OK
Todd Lindley, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Richard Smith, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Vivek Mahale, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Barry Bowers, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

9:00     Cascadia Rising: Regional Response and Continuity of Operations
Matt Solum, NOAA/NWS/Western Region Headquarters, Salt Lake City, UT
Scott Carpenter, NOAA/NWS/Western Region Headquarters
Leslie Waite, NOAA/NWS/Western Region Headquarters
Jeff Zimmerman, NOAA/NWS/Western Region Headquarters

9:15     Winter Weather Events, Crashes and Traffic Impacts: Applying Environmental Communication Strategies to Winter Weather Messaging
Randy Graham, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Salt Lake City, UT
Jeff Williams, Utah Department of Transportation

9:30     Water, Water Everywhere but not a Drop to Drink…or Touch  The 2016 Corpus Christi Water Crisis
Tom Johnstone, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Corpus Christi, TX

9:45     The Weather Ready Nation Falling On Deaf Ears:  Reaching Out to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Trevor Boucher, National Weather Association, Buda, TX
Brek Bolton, KSTU

W 10:30         Session 7 – Remote Sensing
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10:30   Phase 2 of the GOES-R Training Plan for NOAA National Weather Sevice (NWS) Forecasters: Applications Training
James Gurka, University of Maryland - CICS and Retired NOAA, Crofton, MD
LeRoy Spayd, NOAA/NWS/Headquarters
Anthony Mostek, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Decision Training Branch

10:45   Forecasting and Monitoring Intense Thunderstorms in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya Region
Jonathan Case, ENSCO, Inc. and NASA SPoRT Center, Huntsville, AL
Patrick Gatlin, NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
Daniel Cecil, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Jordan Bell, University of Alabama - Huntsville
Walter Petersen, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

11:00   JPSS Products and Training for NWS forecasters leading up to JPSS-1 Launch
Jorel Torres, Colorado State University - CIRA, Fort Collins, CO
Bernie Connell, Colorado State University - CIRA
Steve Miller, Colorado State University - CIRA

11:15   Finally!  GOES-R(16) Transition at the Satellite Proving Ground for Marine, Precipitation, and Satellite Analysis
Michael Folmer, University of Maryland - CICS, College Park, MD
James Clark, NWS/NCEP/Ocean Prediction Center
Joseph Sienkiewicz, NWS/NCEP/Ocean Prediction Center
Andrew Orrison, NWS/NCEP/Weather Prediction Center
Mark Klein, NWS/NCEP/Weather Prediction Center

11:30   Utilization of GOES-16 Imagery in Forecast Operations in the Desert Southwest at the  National Weather Service Forecast Office in Las Vegas, Nevada
Stan Czyzyk, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Las Vegas, NV

11:45   JPSS- What can polar do for you?
Mitchell Goldberg, NOAA JPSS Program, Greenbelt, MD

 W 2:00           Concurrent Session 8A – Case Studies/Climate
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2:00     Opposite Extremes in Southern California’s Wet Season
Alex Tardy, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, San Diego, CA

2:15     The 24 August 2016 "Surprise" Tornado Outbreak: Part 2
Amos Dodson, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Syracuse, IN
Todd Holsten, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Jeff Logsdon, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

2:30     Medium-Range Ensemble Forecast Tools at the Weather Prediction Center
Bill Lamberson, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Weather Prediction Center, College Park, MD

2:45     A North Pacific Jet Phase Diagram Perspective on Extreme Weather Events during 2016–2017: Illustrative Examples
Lance Bosart, Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, SUNY Albany, Albany, NY
Andrew Winters, Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, SUNY Albany
Daniel Keyser, Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, SUNY Albany

3:00     Using Google Earth Satellite Imagery to Improve Official Tornado Databases
Sam Shamburger, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Nashville, TN

3:15     The 24 August 2016 "Surprise" Tornado Outbreak: Part 1
Todd Holsten, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Syracuse, IN
Jeff Logsdon, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Amos Dodson, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

W 2:00           Concurrent Session 8B – Aviation
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2:00     Cloud Layers to Support the TAF with a LAMP/HRRR Meld
Bob Glahn, NOAA/NWS/Meteorological Development Laboratory, Silver Spring, MD
Adam Schnapp, KBRwyle inc.
Judy Ghirardelli, NOAA/NWS/Meteorological Development Laboratory

2:15     Aviation Research to Operations
Cammye Sims, NOAA/NWS/Headquarters, Silver Spring, MD
Michael Graf, NOAA/NWS/Headquarters
William Bauman, NOAA/NWS/Headquarters
Joshua Scheck, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Aviation Weather Center
Jamie Vavra, NOAA/NWS/Headquarters

2:30     Enhanced Ceiling and Visibility Information for Aviation in Alaska
Jenny Colavito, Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, DC
Rita Roberts, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Michael Matthews, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Lincoln Laboratory

2:45     Further Improvements to Localized Aviation MOS Program (LAMP) and  Gridded LAMP Guidance for Aviation
Judy Ghirardelli, NOAA/NWS/Meteorological Development Laboratory, Silver Spring, MD
Bob Glahn, NOAA/NWS/Meteorological Development Laboratory
Adam Schnapp, Wyle Science, Technology & Engineering Group
Phillip Shafer, NOAA/NWS/Meteorological Development Laboratory
Felicia Guarriello, Wyle Science, Technology & Engineering Group

3:00     Innovating Aviation Impact Decision Support Services  for Super Bowl LI
Roland Nuñez, NOAA/NWS/Center Weather Service Unit, Houston, TX
Debra Blondin, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Aviation Weather Center
Frank Brody, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Aviation Weather Center
Victor Murphy, NOAA/NWS/Southern Region Headquarters
Lance Wood, NOAA/NWS/Southern Region Headquarters

3:15     The Package Has Been Delivered!  Decision Support for FedEx Cargo Operations at Memphis
Stephen Kearney, NOAA/NWS/Center Weather Service Unit, Memphis, TN

 W 4:00           Concurrent Session 9A – Education
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4:00     COMET International Capacity Development: We’re Not Just About Education and Training Anymore
Gregory Byrd, University Corperation for Atmospheric Research - COMET, Boulder, CO
Bruce Muller, University Corperation for Atmospheric Research - COMET
Paul Kucera, University Corperation for Atmospheric Research - COMET
Martin Steinson, University Corperation for Atmospheric Research - COMET
Richard Jeffries, University Corperation for Atmospheric Research - COMET

4:15     Promoting a Culture of Learning in the NWS Through Exercises and Partnerships
John Brost, NOAA/NWS/Southern Region Headquarters, Fort Worth, TX
Eric Howieson, NOAA/NWS/Southern Region Headquarters
Chris McKinney, NOAA/NWS/Southern Region Headquarters
Tim Oram, NOAA/NWS/Southern Region Headquarters

4:30     An Exploratory Analysis of Cognitive Processing and Mental Health Tendencies in Physical Scientists
Matthew Bolton, Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, FL
Simon Baron-Cohen, University of Cambridge
Lara Ault, Saint Leo University

4:45     A Comparison between Multi-Radar/Multi-Sensor System (MRMS) Rotation Tracks and Tornadoes over southern Georgia during the 21–22 January 2017 Outbreak using the Weather Archive and Visualization Environment (WAVE)
Pat Spoden, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Paducah, KY
Willaim Rasch, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

5:00     The National Weather Service in State College and the Pennsylvania State University: Twenty four years of collaboration
Richard Grumm, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, State College, PA
Paul Knight, Retired
Jon Nese, The Pennsylvania State University

 W 4:00           Concurrent Session 9B – Fire Weather
Location: , Session Co-Chairs:

4:00     Real-time Identification of Lightning Initiated Wildfires
Christopher Schultz, NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL
Jonathan Case, ENSCO, Inc. and NASA SPoRTCenter
Christopher Hain, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Kristopher White, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office and NASA SPoRT Center

4:15     A Semi-Objective Method For Forecasting Cloud-to-Ground Lightning
Les Colin, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Boise, ID

4:30     The Anderson Creek Fire:  Evolution of a Megafire on the Southern Great Plains
Todd Lindley, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Norman, OK
Thomas Curl, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Gregory Murdoch, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Drew Daily, Oklahoma Forestry Services
Bradley Smith, Texas A&M Forest Service

4:45     Wildland Fire Notifications for Impact-based Decision Support Services in Oklahoma:  Prototype for a Future National Weather Service Red Flag Warning Paradigm
Todd Lindley, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Norman, OK
Aaron Anderson, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Thomas Curl, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Steven Piltz, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
James Frederick, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

5:00     Fire And Mountain Waves A Deadly Combo. The Gatlinburg Fires Of 2016
Trent Magill, WATE-TV 6, Knoxville, TN
Matt Hinkin, WATE-TV 6
Ken Weathers, WATE-TV 6

 Thursday Sessions

 R 9:00             Session 10 – Weather Analysis and Forecasting
Location: , Session Co-Chairs:

9:00     Hazard Builder: Production of Hazard Risk Forecasts for Enhancement of Decision Support Operations and Services
Andy Foster, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Springfield, MO
Andy Boxell, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Steve Lindenberg, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Jason Schaumann, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Eric Wise, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

9:15     Better Use of Ensembles in the Forecast Process: Scenario-Based Tools for Predictability  Studies and Hazardous Weather Communication
Jeffrey Tongue, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Upton, NY
Brian Colle, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, SUNY Stony Brook
Edmund Chang, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, SUNY Stony Brook

9:30     Reconstruction of a meteotsunami in Lake Erie on 27 May 2012: Roles of atmospheric conditions on hydrodynamic response in enclosed basins
Kirk Lombardy, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Cleveland, OH
Eric Anderson, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Adam Bechle, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin
Chin Wu, University of Wisconsin-Madison - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
David Schwab, University of Michigan - Water Center

9:45     NOAA/NWS Western Region Experimental HeatRisk Project - The Science Behind the Forecast
Michael Staudenmaier, NOAA/NWS/Western Region Headquarters, Salt Lake City, UT
Andrea Bair, NOAA/NWS/Western Region Headquarters
Paul Iñiguez, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Chad Kahler, NOAA/NWS/Western Region Headquarters
Mark Loeffelbein, NOAA/NWS/Western Region Headquarters

10:00   Predictability issues with the East Coast Winter storm of 14 March 2017: Slushmageddon
Rich Grumm, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, State College, PA
Seth Saslo, The Pennsylvania State University
Steven Greybush, The Pennsylvania State University

R 1:45             Session 11 – Hydrology
Location: , Session Co-Chairs:

1:45     From Drought to Deluge: A Lesson in Communicating High-Impact Weather During a Relentless Stream of Atmospheric Rivers
Courtney Obergfell, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Sacramento, CA

2:00     A Comparison of Select High Risk Outlooks for Severe Weather and Excessive Rainfall
Greg Carbin, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Weather Prediction Center, College Park, MD
David Novak, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Weather Prediction Center

2:15     Research + Application + Relationships: A Suite of GIS River Flooding Enhancement Support Services
Jared Allen, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, New Braunfels, TX
Aaron Treadway, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
John Sullivan, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
George Strebel, Williamson County
Matt Porcher, City of Austin - Flood Early Warning System (FEWS)

2:30     The Ellicott City, Maryland Flash Flood of 30 July 2016: Where Meteorology, Hydrology and Geography Collide
Jason Elliott, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Sterling, VA
Steven Zubrick, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Jonathan Dillow, United States Geological Survey

2:45     The Billion Dollar Louisiana Floods of August, 2016:  A Synoptic Overview of the “Tropical Cyclone-Like” System and Downstream “Predecessor Rainfall-Like Events”
Michael Jurewicz, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Johnson City, NY

3:00     Houston Area Flash Flood Emergencies-  Two Extreme Events in Six Weeks
Jeffry Evans, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, League City, TX
Lance Wood, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Jeffrey Linder, Harris County Flood Control District

3:15     Meteorological and Hydrometeorological Conditions Associated with the Historic Winter 2017 Heavy Rainfall and Flooding Events in the San Francisco Bay Region
Warren Blier, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Monterey, CA
Mark Strudley, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
 
 R 4:00             Session 12 – Numerical Weather Prediction
Location: , Session Co-Chairs:

4:00     A look at the current and future status of the HRRR model
Ed Szoke, Colorado State University - CIRA and NOAA/OAR/ESRL/Global Systems Division, Boulder, CO
Stan Benjamin, NOAA/OAR/ESRL/Global Systems Division
Curtis Alexander, NOAA/OAR/ESRL/Global Systems Division
John Brown, NOAA/OAR/ESRL/Global Systems Division
Steve Weygandt, NOAA/OAR/ESRL/Global Systems Division

4:15     NWS Forecasters’ Interpretations, Uses, and Needs regarding High-Resolution Ensemble Guidance
Julie Demuth, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO
Rebecca Morss, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Isidora Jankov, NOAA/OAR/ESRL/Global Systems Division
Curtis Alexander, NOAA/OAR/ESRL/Global Systems Division
Trevor Alcott, NOAA/OAR/ESRL/Global Systems Division

4:30     Warn-on-Detection to Warn-on-Forecast by 2020?
Pamela Heinselman, NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, OK
Louis Wicker, NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory
Jack Kain, NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory

4:45     Ensemble Prediction of Oceanic Convective Hazards
Randall Bass, Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, DC
Ken Stone, National Center for Atmospheric Research
James Pinto, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Matthias Steiner, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Cathy Kessinger, National Center for Atmospheric Research

5:00     The Utility of High-Resolution Convection Allowing Models at Longer Time Scales to Improve Excessive Rainfall Outlook Products at NOAA’s Weather Prediction Center
Sarah Perfater, IM Systems Group and NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Weather Prediction Center, College Park, MD
Benjamin Albright, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Weather Prediction Center
Mark Klein, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Weather Prediction Center
Joshua Kastman, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Weather Prediction Center

5:15     Verification of Probability of Precipitation in the National Blend of Models
Tabitha Huntemann, NOAA/NWS/Meteorological Development Laboratory, Silver Spring, MD
David Ruth, NOAA/NWS/Meteorological Development Laboratory


POSTERS

 M 3:00           Poster Session – Progress in Weather Services
                         
Location: , Session Co-Chairs:

An Analysis of Decision Support Requirements Using NWSChat
Alan Gerard, NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, OK

Preparing for FACETs: Future Warning Decision-Making Training Impacts from the 2017 Hazard Services–Probabilistic Hazard Information Experiment at the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed
Alyssa Bates, NOAA/NWS/Warning Decision Training Division and University of Oklahoma - CIMMS, Norman, OK
James LaDue, NOAA/NWS/Warning Decision Training Division
Gregory Stumpf, NOAA/NWS/Meteorological Development Laboratory and University of Oklahoma - CIMMS
Tracy Hansen, NOAA/OAR/ESRL/Global Systems Division
Chen Ling, University of Akron

1STOP: Leveraging NOAA’s Virtual Laboratory (VLab) to create efficiencies in the NWS Office of Science and Technology Integration and beyond
Amy Fritz, NOAA/NWS/Office of Science and Technology Integration, Silver Spring, MD
Tim McClung, NOAA/NWS/Headquarters

Successes and Challenges using Ensemble-Based Tools to Forecast and Communicate a High-Impact Cool Season Precipitation Event in Northern Arizona
Andrew Taylor, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Bellemont, AZ
Tracey Dorian, NOAA/NCEP/Environmental Modeling Center

DSS Matrix:  Utilizing Forecaster Confidence and Expected Impacts to Support Consistent Weather Messaging to NWS Core Partners
Audra Hennecke, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Topeka, KS

Exploring Winter Storm Watches from a National Perspective During the 2017 Winter Weather Experiment
Benjamin Albright, Systems Research Group, Inc. and NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Weather Prediction Center, College Park, MD
Sarah Perfater, IM Systems Group and NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Weather Prediction Center
Michael Bodner, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Weather Prediction Center
James Nelson, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Weather Prediction Center
Mark Klein, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Weather Prediction Center

NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System’s Proving Ground and Risk Reduction Program – Bringing JPSS Science into Support of Key NOAA Missions!
Bill Sjoberg, NOAA JPSS Program, Lanham, MD

NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System’s Proving Ground and Risk Reduction (PGRR) Program – PGRR Initiatives Bringing NOAA Together With Its Partners to Improve Their Response to Environmental Disasters!
Bill Sjoberg, NOAA JPSS Program, Lanham, MD

Advanced Weather Processing Information System (AWIPS) II use at Fleet Weather Center Norfolk An NWS-US Navy Partnership
Brandon Smith, NWS/NCEP/AWC/Air Traffic Control System Command Center, Warrrenton, VA
Thomas Amis, NOAA/NWS/Center Weather Service Unit
Ashley Sears, NOAA/NWS/Headquarters / FEMA Liason

Weather on the Diamond: Spending a Season as the Meteorologist for a Minor League Baseball Team
Brian Mastro, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

Microburst Composite Parameter A Forecasting and Analysis Approach to Determine Favorable Days For Microbursts across the Southern States
Chad Entremont, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Flowood, MS

Hello from the Other Side: PCO & Changing Perspectives in the NWS
Christina Crowe, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
Paul Schlatter, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Katie LaBelle, NOAA/NWS/Headquarters
Charlie Woodrum, NOAA/NWS/Pacific Region Headquarters
Wendy Sellers, NOAA/NWS/Headquarters

Overview of the 2017 PHI Prototype Experiment with NWS Forecasters
Christopher Karstens, University of Oklahoma - CIMMS and NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, OK
Alan Gerard, NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory
Daphne LaDue, University of Oklahoma - CAPS
James Correia, Jr., University of Oklahoma - CIMMS and NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Storm Prediction Center
Kristin Calhoun, University of Oklahoma - CIMMS and NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory

Using Seasonal Readiness Training to Improve NWS Warning Performance
Christopher Spannagle, University of Oklahoma - CIMMS and NOAA/NWS/Warning Decision Training Division, Norman, OK
Edward Mahoney, NOAA/NWS/Warning Decision Training Division

A Forecast Matrix for Enhanced Decision Support Services
Conor Lahiff, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, South Burlington, VT
Brooke Taber, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

Improving Probabilistic Snow Guidance Over Complex Terrain: Collaboration Between A National Center and Local Forecast Offices
Darren Van Cleave, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Salt Lake City, UT
Bruce Veenhuis, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Weather Prediction Center
Randy Graham, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Glen Merrill, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

NWS Hazard Simplification Project: A Roadmap for Change
Eli Jacks, NOAA/NWS/Headquarters, Silver Spring, MD
Mike Bilder, NOAA/NWS/Headquarters
Andy Horvitz, NOAA/NWS/Headquarters
Andrew Pirring, NOAA/NWS/Headquarters
David Soroka, NOAA/NWS/Headquarters

Numerical Weather Prediction Analysis of Cold Air Damming in the Mid-Atlantic Region
Eric Allen, University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, Newark, DE
Andrew Snyder, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Michael Muccilli, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Matthew Elliott, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Howard Silverman, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

Prototype Post-Fire Debris Flow Warning System in Southwest California: History, Lessons Learned, and Partnership Building
Eric Boldt, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Oxnard, CA
Jayme Laber, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Dennis Staley, United States Geological Survey

Let it snow! Maybe: Core Partner Feedback on NWS experimental snow probability graphics
Gina Eosco, Eastern Research Group, Arlington, VA
Dave Soroka, NOAA/NWS/Headquarters
Jennifer Sprague, NOAA/NWS/Headquarters

The 2017 Hazard Services – Probabilistic Hazard Information (HS-PHI) Experiment at the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed
Greg Stumpf, University of Oklahoma - CIMMS and NOAA/NWS/Meteorological Development Laboratory, Norman, OK
Tracy Hansen, NOAA/OAR/ESRL/Global Systems Division
Alyssa Bates, University of Oklahoma - CIMMS and NOAA/NWS/Warning Decision Training Division
Chris Golden, University of Colorado - CIRES and NOAA/OAR/ESRL/Global Systems Division
Joseph James, University of Akron

19 March 2016 South Texas Bow Echo
Greg Heavener, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Corpus Christi, TX

Enhancements to Operational MADIS
Greg Pratt, NOAA/OAR/ESRL/Global Systems Division, Boulder, CO
Leon Benjamin, University of Colorado - CIRES
Curtis Marshall, NOAA/NWS/Headquarters
Rich Mamrosh, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

MADIS a Pathway to NWS Operations
Greg Pratt, NOAA/OAR/ESRL/Global Systems Division, Boulder, CO
Leon Benjamin, University of Colorado - CIRES
Curtis Marshall, NOAA/NWS/Headquarters
Rish Mamrosh, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

“The GWCC Web Site – Involving Weather Broadcasters, Future Meteorologists, Students, Educators, and more…"
H. Michael Mogil, How The Weatherworks, Naples, FL
Jordan Rabinowitz, University of Missouri

A New Model for Communicating Climate Change Impacts in Real Time
Hunter Cutting, Climate Signals, San Francisco, CA

Determining Favorable Atmospheric Conditions for Waterspout Development in South Florida
Ian Lee, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Miami, FL
Stephen Konarik, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

An Examination of SPC Convective Watch Hazard Probability Forecasts
Jared Guyer, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK
Andrew Dean, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Storm Prediction Center
John Hart, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Storm Prediction Center
Patrick Marsh, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Storm Prediction Center

Overview of National Blend of Models version 3.0 Part 2:  Bulk verification and high impact examples
Jeffrey Craven, NOAA/NWS/Meteorological Development Laboratory, Silver Spring, MD
Tabitha Huntemann, NOAA/NWS/Meteorological Development Laboratory
Daniel Plumb, AceInfo Solutions, Inc.
David Rudack, NOAA/OAR/ESRL/Global Systems Division

How the Coupling of the Synoptic-Scale Environment and a Mesoscale Baroclinic Boundary Led to the 22 January 2017 Tornado Outbreak in South Georgia
Jeffrey Fournier, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Tallahassee, FL
Parks Camp, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

A Synoptic, Mesoscale and Radar Review for the Southeast Tennessee Tornado Outbreak of 30 November 2016
Jeremy Buckles, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Morristown, TN
Elyse Hagner, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
David Hotz, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

Two Bad Forecasts . . . Two Good Forecasts
Joe Rao, FIOS1 NEWS, Rye Brook, NY

Promoting a Culture of Learning in the NWS Through Exercises and Partnerships
John Brost, NOAA/NWS/Southern Region Headquarters, Fort Worth, TX
Eric Howieson, NOAA/NWS/Southern Region Headquarters
Chris McKinney, NOAA/NWS/Southern Region Headquarters
Tim Oram, NOAA/NWS/Southern Region Headquarters

Initial Evaluation of NOAA Probabilistic Rip Current Forecast Model: Path to National Implementation
Jung-Sun Im, NOAA/NWS/Meteorological Development Laboratory, Silver Spring, MD
Michael Churma, NOAA/NWS/Meteorological Development Laboratory
Stephan Smith, NOAA/NWS/Meteorological Development Laboratory
Gregory Dusek, NOAA/National Ocean Service
Andre van der Westhyusen, IMSG at NWS/NCEP/Environmental Monioring Center

Evaluation of Multiple Spectral Bands and RGB Imagery for the GOES-R Era by NWS Forecasters with Color Vision Deficiencies
Katie Vigil, University of Oklahoma - CIMMS and NOAA/NWS/Operations Proving Ground, Kansas City, MO
Kim Runk, NOAA/NWS/Operations Proving Ground
Chad Gravelle, University of Wisconsin - CIMSS and NOAA/NWS/Operations Proving Ground
Derrick Snyder, University of Oklahoma - CIMMS and NOAA/NWS/Operations Proving Ground

The Evolution of Performance Measures at the Weather Prediction Center
Kenneth James, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Weather Prediction Center, College ark, MD
Brendon Rubin-Oster, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Weather Prediction Center

Broadcast Meteorologist Decision Making in the 2016-2017 Hazardous Weather Testbed Probabilistic Hazard Information Project
Kodi Berry, University of Oklahoma - CIMMS, Norman, OK
Holly Obermeier, University of Oklahoma - CIMMS
Kim Klockow, University of Oklahoma - CIMMS
Susan Jasko, California University of Pennsylvania
Daphne LaDue, University of Oklahoma - CAPS

Correlating Return Intervals, Forecast Anomalies and Probability of Extremes to Customer Impacts Across the National Weather Service’s Hanford County Warning Area
Kris Mattarochia, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Hanford, CA

Developing a Fog Severity Index For the National Weather Service’s Hanford County Warning Area
Kris Mattarochia, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Hanford, CA

Evolving NWS: A Weather Forecast Office’s Role in Impact-Based Decision Support Services
Linda Gilbert, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Pleasant Hill, MO

Upgrades to WPC’s Probabilistic Winter Precipitation Forecast Guidance for the 2017-18 Winter Season
Mark Klein, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Weather Prediction Center, College Park, MD

The Major Lake-enhanced Central New York Snowstorm of November20-21, 2016  Part 2: Comparison with a Historical Analog and Assessing the Importance ofAtlantic Inflow and Lake-to-lake Connectivity
Michael Jurewicz, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Johnson City, NY
Christopher Gitro, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

Incorporating Dual-Polarization Radar Signatures into the Tornado Warning Process for Supercells: ZDR/KDP Separation Signals, ZDR Arc Considerations, and Initial Results of Hook Echo Investigations
Michael Jurewicz, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Johnson City, NY

The Benefits of Multiple Short-term Deterministic Model Solutions during Hurricane Events
Peter Blottman, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Melbourne, FL
Jerry Combs, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
David Sharp, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

Real-Time Estimates of Tornado Damage Potential Based on Low-Level Rotational Velocities and Near-Storm Environments
Richard Thompson, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK

The Southwest California Atmospheric River Event of February 17, 2017
Robbie Munroe, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Oxnard, CA

Applications of Satellite Moisture Products to Help Forecasters Enhance Their Forecasts: The West Coast Winter of 2016-17
Sheldon Kusselson, Retired, NOAA/NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD
Dan Cianca, KION-TV
Miles Muzio, KBAK-TV
Morgan Palmer, KIRO-TV
Tamara Berg, KCRA-TV

Upcoming Improvements to the Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor (MRMS) Quantitative Precipitation Estimation (QPE) Product Suite
Steven Martinaitis, University of Oklahoma - CIMMS and NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, OK
Jian Zhang, NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory
Kenneth Howard, NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory

Improving QPE Coverage and Estimation: The MRMS Multi-Sensor Merged QPE – Phase I
Steven Martinaitis, University of Oklahoma - CIMMS and NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, OK
Youcun Qi, University of Oklahoma - CIMMS and NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory
Carrie Langston, University of Oklahoma - CIMMS and NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory
Jian Zhang, NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory
Kenneth Howard, NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory

Convective wind forecast approach for point locations
Timothy Villaran, United States Air Force, Tucson, AZ

WAVE - Weather Archive and Visualization Envirenment
William Rasch, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Sacramento, CA
Travis Wilson, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

JPSS-1 Readiness from a Cal/Val Perspective
Jeffrey Weinrich, Science and Technology Corporation, Greenbelt, MD

Translating GOES-16 Science for Young Learners with SciJinks
Jessica Stroller-Conrad, NOAA/NASA SciJinks, Pasadena, CA

 T 2:00             Poster Session – Vulnerable Populations
Location: , Session Co-Chairs:

It’s All About Perspective: My Life as a Visually-Impaired Meteorologist
Alyssa Bates, NOAA/NWS/Warning Decision Training Division and University of Oklahoma - CIMMS, Norman, OK

Building Partnerships with State and National Parks in Missouri to Build a Weather-Ready Nation
Andy Foster, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Springfield, MO
Andy Boxell, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Kim Todey, Missouri State Parks Ozark District

Ensuring Effective Snow Squall Messaging and Action by Decreasing False Alarms
Ashley Novak, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Wilmington, OH

Operational Integration with FEMA’s National-Incident Management Assistance Teams (N-IMAT)
Ashley Sears, NOAA/NWS/NWS Operations Center, Silver Spring, MD
Gordon Strassberg, NOAA/NWS/NWS Operations Center
Michael Paddock, NOAA/NWS/Western Region Headquarters / FEMA Liason

A Comparison of Two Recent, and What Used to Be Rare, Mid-Atlantic Tornado Events
Barbara Watson, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, State Colleg, PA
Richard Grumm, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

A Review of Weather Decision Support for the 2016 Full-Scale Rio Grande Valley Texas AirEvac Exercise
Barry Goldsmith, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Brownsville, TX
Mark Wiley, NOAA/NWS/Southern Region Headquarters - Regional Operations Center
John O'Valle, Texas Division of Emergency Management - Field Response Section

More Than a Forecast: The Importance of Transparent Communication during the 25 May 2016 Long-Lived, Violent Tornado near Chapman, Kansas
Bryan Baerg, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Topeka, KS

A Review of the 2016 Rough Ridge Wildfire in North Georgia
Carly Kovacik, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Peachtree City, GA
Steven Nelson, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

Indiana Severe Weather & Flooding Events 1500s to 1905
Chad Evans, WEVV CBS/Fox 44, Evansville, IN

Organizing & Constructing LSR Maps Based On 1800-1949 Data
Chad Evans, WEVV-TV CBS/Fox 44, Evansville, IN

Heavy rainfall events associated with moisture plumes along the East Coast
Chasity Henson, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Patrick Market, University of Missouri

Analysis of a Significant Flood Event Across Northern Nevada In February 2017
Clair Ketchum, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Elko, NV
Jeremy Michael, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Steve Hannah, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Derek Williams, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Daniel Slagle, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

Motivating Protective Action in Advance of Severe Quasi-Linear Convective Systems
Daniel Hawblitzel, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Pleasant Hill, MO

February 7th New Orleans East EF-3 Tornado
Dave Nussbaum, WWL-TV, New Orleans, LA

A Re-evaluation Of Fire Weather in the Southeastern U.S.
David Stang, University of Oklahoma, School of Meteorology, Norman, OK
Elizabeth Leitman, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Storm Prediction Center
Matt Mosier, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Storm Prediction Center
Nicholas Nauslar, University of Oklahoma - CIMMS and NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Storm Prediction Center

Building a cloud-based, on-demand Alaska HRRR for multiple experiments, ensembles and rapid event response
Don Morton, Boreal Scientific Computing LLC, Fairbanks, AK
Dayne Broderson, University of Alaska Fairbanks - Geographic Information Network of Alaska
Will Fisher, University of Alaska Fairbanks - Geographic Information Network of Alaska
Jiang Zhu, University of Alaska Fairbanks - Geographic Information Network of Alaska
Tom Heinrichs, University of Alaska Fairbanks - Geographic Information Network of Alaska

The 14 October, 2016 Manzanita EF2 Tornado: What we Learned about the Strongest Tornado on the Oregon Coast
Evan Bentley, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Portland, OR
Bill Schneider, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Jeremiah Pyle, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Laurel McCoy, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Colby Neuman, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

Assessing the Impacts of Extreme Heat Episodes on Vulnerable Populations in North Carolina
Gail Hartfield, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Raleigh, NC
Kelly Squires, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Lauren Thie, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

The ASCE Standard on Tornado Wind Speed Estimation:  Moving forward
James LaDue, NOAA/NWS, Norman, OK
Marc Levitan, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Busting and Taming  California’s 5-Year Drought
Jayme Laber, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Oxnard, CA

Super Bowl 51 Support- Challenges and Lessons Learned
Jeffry Evans, NWS Houston/Galveston, League City, TX
Lance Wood, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Melissa Huffman, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Dan Reilly, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

Impact Based Decision Support Services for Tribal Governments
Jerald Meadows, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Hanford, CA

Strengthening Community Resilience across Central California:  How can the NWS help Emergency Managers?
Jesus Haro, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Monterey, CA

Climatology and Decision Support for Supercells of the Serranias del Burro
Jon Zeitler, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, New Braunfels, TX
Matthew Bunkers, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Joshua Weiss, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

Early Detection Techniques and Coordinated Decision-Making Achievements of the Kansas City Flash Flood Emergency Event of August 2016
Jonathan Welsh, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Pleasant Hill, MO
Christopher Gitro, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Scott Watson, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

Global Warming's Effects on Tropical and Extratropical Transitioning Cyclones
Julian Gordon, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC
Gary Lackmann, North Carolina State University

Floods, Flash Floods, and Atmospheric Rivers
Klint Skelly, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Pueblo, CO
Chad Hecht, Scripps Institute of Oceanography
Allison Young, Plymouth State University
Jason Cordeira, Plymouth State University

Developing a Fog Severity Index For the National Weather Service’s Hanford County Warning Area
Kris Mattarochia, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Hanford, CA

Sounding Characteristics of Winter Precipitation Along the Interstate 5 Grapevine Region of Southern California
Kris Mattarochia, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Hanford, CA
Brian Ochs, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

An analysis of the January 6-7, 2017 Winter Weather Event across north/central Georgia
Lara Pagano, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Peachtree City, GA
Keith Stellman, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Steven Nelson, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
David Nadler, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

The Weather Warning Communication Process and the Role of Warning Modalities
Laura Myers, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Tyra Brown, NOAA/NWS/Headquarters
Susan Jasko, California University of Pennsylvannia
Sara Gallman, The University of Alabama

Mesoscale Analysis of the 2015 Christmas Weekend Blizzard in northwest Texas
Mark Conder, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Lubbock, TX
Steve Cobb, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Gary Skwira, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Matt Ziebell, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

An Analysis of Potential Problems and Solutions in Weather Communication with Autistic Individuals
Matthew Bolton, Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, FL
William Blumberg, University of Oklahoma - CIMMS
Mike Mogil, How The Weatherworks

Development of a significant weather event compendium to improve accuracy of test-specific weather forecasts at Dugway Proving Ground
Matthew Lloyd, US Army - Dugway Proving Ground, Dugway, UT
Timothy Markle, US Army - Dugway Proving Ground

Exploring Differences in Weather Knowledge and Perceptions in Autistic and Non-autistic Individuals
Matthew Bolton, Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, FL
Mike Mogil, How The Weatherworks
Lara Ault, Saint Leo University

Science Serving the Great Lakes Region
Megan Dodson, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Syracuse, IN

Using Statistical Correlations of Oceanic and Atmospheric Indices for Long-Range 1 to 6 Month Outlooks of Temperature and Precipitation Anomalies in the CONUS
Michael Gillispie, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Sioux Falls, SD

Micro-Climate and Thermals Comfort Assessments of an SEC Stadium
Michael Brown, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS
Chris Fuhrmann, Mississippi State University
Barrett Gutter, Mississippi State University
Andrew Collins, Mississippi State University

Perception of Forecasts with Hurricane Hermine: Good or Bad?
Mitchell Gaines, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Mount Holly, NJ

Remote Decision Support Service Best Practices During Hurricane Matthew
Nicholas Petro, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Raleigh, NC
Jonathan Blaes, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

Southeast Idaho Severe Weather Parameter Guide
Nicole Peterson, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Pocatello, ID

NOAA/NWS Western Region Experimental HeatRisk Project – Developing Actionable Responses For Upcoming Heat Events
Paul Iñiguez, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Phoenix, AZ
Andrea Bair, NOAA/NWS/Western Region Headquarters
Michelle Mead, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Michael Staudenmaier, NOAA/NWS/Western Regional Headquarters

Ensemble Prediction of Oceanic Convective Hazards
Randall Bass, Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, DC
Ken Stone, National Center for Atmospheric Research
James Pinto, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Matthias Steiner, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Cathy Kessinger, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Observations on recent cold season warm episodes
Richard Grumm, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, State College, PA
Charles Ross, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

Snow Maps and Social Media
Ricky Matthews, WCYB-TV, Bristol, TN

Hot is hot, but how hot is that?
Robert Deal, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, South Burlington, VT
Conor Lahiff, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

NWS Spanish Team: New Tools, New Partnerships
Robert Garcia, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Miami, FL
Logan Johnson, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Krizia Negrón, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Vanessa Pearce, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Carolina Walbrun, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

Global Lightning Fatalities: What We Know and What We Don't
Ronald Holle, Holle Meteorology & Photography, Oro Valley, AZ
Mary Ann Cooper, African Centres for Lightning and Electromagnetics Network

Are You Missing Something? - How NWS Web Pages and Social Media Can Complete Your Aviation Weather Awareness
Sarah Rogowski, NOAA/NWS/Center Weather Service Unit, Salt Lake City, UT

Climate Change and Television News Viewers - Thirstier than you may think
Sean Sublette, Climate Central, Princeton, NJ
Monica Woods, KXTV-TV
Ed Maibach, Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University

From Nuisance to Extreme: A Comparison of Flash Flood Atmospheric Ingredients in a Range of Events Across the National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington WFO Area of Responsibility
Seth Cohen, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
Heather Kenyon, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Jason Elliott, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

The Oklahoma Weather Lab and Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program: How This One of a Kind Partnership is Pioneering Public Aimed Mid-Range Forecasts
Ty Dickinson, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Erica Lopez, University of Oklahoma
Shawn Riley, University of Oklahoma
Mark Shafer, Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program
Margret Boone, Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program

 R 10:00             Poster Session – Innovations in Observation Methods
Location: , Session Co-Chairs

Early Evaluation of Lightning Data from the Geostationary Lightning Mapper
Alan Cope, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Mount Holly, NJ

COMET’s MetEd Training Resources for GOES-R and JPSS User Readiness
Amy Stevermer, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO
Patrick Dills, UCAR/COMET

A North Pacific Jet Phase Diagram Perspective on Extreme Weather Events during 2016–2017: General Characteristics
Andrew Winters, Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, SUNY Albany, Albany, NY
Lance Bosart, Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, SUNY Albany
Daniel Keyser, Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, SUNY Albany

NWS - Central Region Impact-Based Decision Support Services Prototype Project
Andy Foster, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Springfield, MO
Brian Barjenbruch, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Lewis Kanofsky, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook: A Graphical Display of Weather Hazard Risk
Andy Foster, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Springfield, MO
Steve Lindenberg, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Jason Schaumann, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Eric Wise, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

SunsetWx: A Tangible Tool for Capturing a Stellar Sky
Benjamin Reppert, SunsetWx and Pennsylvannia State University, State College, PA
Jacob DeFlitch, SunsetWx and Pennsylvannia State University
Steve Hallett, SunsetWx and Pennsylvannia State University

Examining Methods to Accurately Predict Significant Severe Thunderstorm Wind Damage across the Northeastern United States
Brian Frugis, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Albany, NY

Unifying In-flight and Terminal Aviation Forecasts
Cammye Sims, NOAA/NWS/Headquarters, Silver Spring, MD
Tracy Hansen, NOAA/OAR/ESRL/Global Systems Division
Thomas LeFebvre, NOAA/OAR/ESRL/Global Systems Division
Nathan Hardin, NOAA/OAR/ESRL/Global Systems Division

Tools Utilized by NWS Omaha/Valley to Communicate Winter Weather Severity and Impacts
Cathy Zapotocny, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Valley, NE

Evaluating Model Data as Source of Precipitation Estimation
Celine van Breukelen, NOAA/NWS/River Forecast Center, Anchorage, AK

A History of the Death Valley Weather Station
Chris Stachelski, NOAA/NWS/Eastern Region Headquarters, Bohemia, NY

Say It Ain’t Snow? Challenges In Measuring Snow During Recent Long Island Snowstorms
Chris Stachelski, NOAA/NWS/Eastern Region Headquarters, Bohemia, NY

Anticipating High-Impact Rainfall Episodes with the New Multisensor Advected Layered Precipitable Water Product
Christopher Gitro, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Pleasant Hill, MO
Michael Jurewicz, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Sheldon Kusselson, Retired - NOAA/NESDIS
John M. Forsythe, Colorado State University - CIRA
Stanley Q. Kidder, Colorado State University - CIRA

VISIT / SHyMet training on new applications of GOES-16 imagery
Dan Bikos, Colorado State University - CIRA, Fort Collins, CO
Scott Lindstrom, University of Wisconsin - CIMSS
Edward Szoke, Colorado State University - CIRA
Christopher Gitro, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Michael Jurewicz, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

The Army Research Laboratory’s Atmospheric Science Center:  Innovative Research for Future Operational Implementation
David Knapp, Army Research Laboratory, White Sands Missile Range, NM
Benjamin MacCall, Army Research Laboratory
Christopher Hocut, Army Research Laboratory
Jeffrey Smith, Army Research Laboratory

Future directions for CIRA’s NWS Proving Ground activities now that GOES-16 is operational
Ed Szoke, Colorado State University - CIRA and NOAA/OAR/ESRL/Global Systems Division, Boulder, CO
Dan Bikos, Colorado State University - CIRA
Bernie Connell, Colorado State University - CIRA
Renate Brummer, Colorado State University - CIRA
Hiro Gosden, Colorado State University - CIRA

An Operational Assessment of the Geostationary Lightning Mapper
Geoffrey Stano, NASA SPoRTCenter and ENSCO, Inc., Huntsville, AL
Kevin Fuell, University of Alabama in Huntsville at NASA SPoRT Center
Anita LeRoy, University of Alabama in Huntsville at NASA SPoRT Center

The DTN Ag Weather Network in 2017
James Block, DTN The Progressive Farmer, Minneapolis, MN

Blended Satellite Products for Forecasting Heavy Precipitation
John Forsythe, Colorado State University - CIRA, Fort Collins, CO
Stanley Kidder, Colorado State University - CIRA
Andrew Jones, Colorado State University - CIRA
Dan Bikos, Colorado State University - CIRA
Edward Szoke, Colorado State University - CIRA

Bats and Other Biological Returns on Radar
Jon Zeitler, Private Meteorologist, New Braunfels, TX
Aaron Treadway, Private Meteorologist

Quasi-Linear Convective System and Nonsupercell (Landspout) Tornadoes  Across Eastern Kentucky
Jonathan Guseman, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Jackson, KY
Barrett Goudeau, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Edward Ray, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

Land Surface Modeling and Evaporative Stress Products for Increased Situational Awareness
Jonathan L. Case, NASA SPoRTCenter and ENSCO, Inc., Huntsville, AL
Christopher R. Hain, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Clay B. Blankenship, USRA
Christopher J. Schultz, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Nicholas J. Elmer, University of Alabama - Huntsville

Advantages and Applications of Synthetic Aperture Radar as a Decision Support Tool
Jordan Bell, University of Alabama in Huntsville at NASA SPoRT Center, Huntsville, AL
Lori Schultz, University of Alabama in Huntsville at NASA SPoRT Center
Andrew Molthan, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and NASA SPoRT Center
Emily Berndt, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and NASA SPoRT Center
Paul Meyer, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and NASA SPoRT Center

An Analysis on a New Cloud Forecasting Equation
JP Kalb, , Santa Clara, CA

AWIPS II Client-side RGB Product Generation in the GOES-R Era
Kevin McGrath, Jacobs Technology, ESSSA Group, NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL
Emily Berndt, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Chad Gravelle, NOAA/NWS/Operations Proving Ground and University of Wisconsin - CIMSS
Lee Byerle, NOAA/NWS/Headquarters
Andrew Molthan, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

An Application Library Resource for Multispectral (RGB) Imagery and Total Lightning Products
Kevin Fuell, University of Alabama in Huntsville at NASA SPoRT Center, Huntsville, AL
Geoffrey Stano, ENSCO Inc.

Satellite Proving Ground Activities in the HWT
Kristin Calhoun, University of Oklahoma - CIMMS and NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, OK
William Line, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Tiffany Meyer, University of Oklahoma - CIMMS and NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory
Darrel Kingfield, University of Oklahoma - CIMMS and NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory

From Polar Orbiters to GOES-16: The Evolution of Satellite Red-Green-Blue (RGB) Imagery and Their Applications at National Weather Service Forecast Offices
Kristopher White, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office and NASA SPoRT Center, Huntsville, AL
Chad Gravelle, NOAA/NWS/Operations Proving Ground
Emily Berndt, NASA SPoRT Center

Developing an online archive of historical North American surface analyses
Kwan-yin Kong, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Weather Prediction Center, College Park, MD

Linear Convection and Air Traffic Planning
Mark Burger, NOAA/NWS/Center Weather Service Unit, Olathe, KS

A Preliminary Study of Observed Azimuthal Shear Values for Severe Weather Reports
Matthew Mahalik, University of Oklahoma - CIMMS and NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, OK
Brandon Smith, University of Oklahoma - CIMMS and NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory

Gulf of Mexico Surface Temperature Anomalies and the influence on Gulf Coast Severe Thunderstorms
Matthew Haworth, StormGeo, Inc., Houston, TX
Nathan Stanford, StormGeo, Inc

Exploring the use of highly-mobile ground-based upper-air observing platforms for improving the diagnosis and prediction of severe weather
Michael Coniglio, NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, OK
David Turner, NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory

The major lake-enhanced snow storm in central New York on November 20-21, 2016 Part 1: Overview, forecast tools and verfication
Michael Evans, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Binghamton, NY

Vocal Health of the On-Air Broadcaster
Nick Walker, The Weather Channel, Atlanta, GA

After the Storm: Surveying the January 22, 2017 Albany Tornado
Parks Camp, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Tallahassee, FL
Kelly Godsey, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Timothy Barry, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Jane Hollingsworth, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

Evaluation of DCIN as a diagnostic quantity for elevated convection
Patrick Market, University of MIssouri, Columbia, MO
Joshua Kastman, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Weather Prediction Center
Chasity Henson, University of Missouri
Scott Rochette, SUNY-Brockport
Neil Fox, University of Missouri

Elevated convection, the coastal front, and the historic Carolina floods of 2015
Patrick Market, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Chasity Henson, University of Missouri

Integrated Decision Support Services at National Weather Service, Cheyenne
Rebecca Mazur, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Cheyenne, WY
Chad Hahn, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

Hurricane Matthew: Dual Polarization Radar vs. Legacy Rainfall Estimates for South Florida
Robert Garcia, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Miami, FL
Kevin Scharfenberg, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

Record Temperatures: Trends at Several  Locations across the Central and Eastern United States
Sean Poulos, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Paducah, KY
Patrick Spoden, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

A Severe Weather Climatology for the WFO Miami, Florida County Warning Area
Stephen Konarik, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Miami, FL
Sam Hadi, Florida International University

Precipitation Estimates Using Specific Attenuation
Stephen Cocks, University of Oklahoma - CIMMS, Norman, OK
Alexander Ryzhkov, University of Oklahoma - CIMMS
Pengfei Zhang, University of Oklahoma - CIMMS
Yadong Wang, University of Southern Illinois
Jian Zhang, NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory

The Neglected Communication Skill: Listening Well
Susan Jasko, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA

When Warm Noses Attack: The P-Type Battle Along the Interstate 85 Urban Corridor during the 6-7 January 2017 Winter Storm across the Western Carolinas and Northeast Georgia
Trisha Palmer, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office, Greer, SC
Patrick Moore, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office
Harry Gerapetritis, NOAA/NWS/Forecast Office

Improving Severe Hail Forecasting in Colorado for USAF Weather Operations
James Moker, US Air Force