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Meeting and Host Hotel Location

Salt Lake City Sheraton
150 W 500 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84101



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Sponsors

Baron Services was the Presenting Sponsor for the Golf Outing.

  • The winning team: Mike Mougey, Garry Frank, Jeff Piotrowski
  • Longest Drive: Garry Frank
  • Closest-to-the-Pin: Greg Byrd
  • Longest Putt: Jeff Piotrowski

Raffle donors:

  • Allison House
  • Anonymous: 2 crochet blankets and pink ribbon pins in honor of Liz Quoetone
  • California University of Pennsylvania
  • Climate Central
  • Flying Cow Café
  • Midland Radio
  • Nick Walker – The Weather Dude
  • St Louis University – Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
  • Shur-Tec Duck Brands

Theme

"Building a 21st Century Weather Enterprise: Facilitating Research to Operations – Optimizing Communication and Response."

Among the greatest challenges for the Weather Enterprise in the 21st century is to produce the highest level of science-based hazard information, while at the same time communicate the associated uncertainty, impacts, and risks in a manner that results in the maximum benefit to society. Events such as the Moore and El Reno tornadoes in Oklahoma and the Yarnell Hill and Rim wildfires in the Western U.S. highlight the need for both excellent forecasts and effective communication. The results from innovative research must be efficiently transferred to governmental and commercial providers of environmental information services. Additionally, forecasts must be effectively communicated in a manner that elicits an informed response by private citizens, organizations, businesses, and emergency managers and other first responders. Given these challenges, the focus of the 2014 NWA Annual Meeting is to share research results that can improve operations and on communication platforms and methods that promote appropriate societal response.

Schedule of Events and Meeting Overview

The 2014 NWA Annual Meeting began on Saturday, 18 October with onsite registration, any training by corporate members, and set up of exhibits. An Aviation Weather Safety Seminar was held at 10 AM. See the NWA Aviation Meteorology Committee home page for more information. The 12th Annual Golf Outing for NWA Scholarships was held at the Stonebridge Golf Club beginning with lunch at 11:00 am. Tee times began at 12:30 pm. The Golf Outing link above has further information.

On Sunday, 19 October, the annual Broadcast Meteorology Workshop and the Seventh Annual Student Session was held. The general sessions are being held October 20–23. An Ice Breaker occurred Monday evening. The NWA Annual Awards Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, 22 October. The Program Agenda was updated as needed.

Abstract and Presentation Submission:

Presenters: Instructions for uploading your presentation PowerPoint slides, extended abstracts and posters to the NWA Web site to be used at the meeting and eventually linked from the final agenda are shown on the "Presentation Instructions and Tips" page. See "Upload Instructions" then send us your file(s) on our Presentation and Extended Abstract Upload page.

Contact Info

The Annual Meeting Program Committee Chair was:
Randy Graham
Science and Operations Officer
National Weather Service Forecast Office
Salt Lake City, UT
annualmeeting@nwas.org

The Broadcaster Workshop Program Chair was:
Mike Goldberg
WTVR-TV
Richmond, VA 23230
mgoldberg@wtvr.com

More Information/Social Media:

NWA provided updates on this Web page, on the 2014 Annual Meeting Facebook Page, Twitter, 2014 Annual Meeting Blog, and other social media. Please use the hashtag #NWAS14 for any tweets associated with the 2014 Annual Meeting. Check out our 2014 Tagboard page, containing a round up of social media posts related to the meeting, as well as our Annual Meeting Storify page



Meeting Sponsors
PLATINUM

Baron Services

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GOLD

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SILVER

Ski Utah



Important Dates and Deadlines:


18 OctoberAnnual Meeting Begins

18 OctoberAviation Weather Safety Seminar

18 OctoberGolf Outing

19 OctoberBroadcaster Workshop

19 OctoberStudent Session

20 OctoberGeneral Sessions Begin

21 OctoberWomen's Luncheon

22 OctoberAwards Luncheon

23 OctoberMeeting Ends

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