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National Weather Association's 44th Annual Meeting
Huntsville, AL
September 7–12, 2019


2019 Preliminary Annual Meeting Agenda

"Paying it Forward"

*AGENDA UPDATED SEPTEMBER 6, 2019*

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Sunday
September 8

Monday
September 9

Tuesday
September 10

Wednesday
September 11

Thursday
September 12


Sunday, September 8

08:00 AM – 09:40 AM A - Media & Communication 1
09:45 AM – 10:15 AM Networking Break with Exhibitors
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM B1 - Students and Early Career Professionals 1
10:15 AM – 11:35 AM B2 - Media & Communication 2
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch
01:00 PM – 03:15 PM IWT
03:15 PM – 03:45 PM Networking Break with Exhibitors
03:45 PM – 05:30 PM C1 - NWS
03:45 PM – 05:25 PM C2 - Media & Communication 3
03:45 PM – 04:15 PM Responding to Major/High Stress Events Across Sectors Panel Discussion (Student & Early Career Professional track)
04:15 PM – 05:15 PM Speed Mentoring
05:15 PM – 06:15 PM Speed Mentoring Dinner
06:30 PM – 08:30 PM Master Class (Student & Early Career Professional track)
07:00 PM Reel Swap
08:15 PM Student Reel Critique

Monday, September 9

08:00 AM – 08:15 AM State of the NWA
08:15 AM – 08:45 AM Keynote - Louis Uccellini
08:45 AM – 09:45 AM Mentorship/Pay It Forward
09:45 AM – 10:15 AM Networking Break with Exhibitors
10:15 AM – 11:45 AM D - Cross Sector Collaboration
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM Student Map Briefing
12:00 PM – 01:30PM Lunch/GOES RF
01:35 PM – 02:00 PM Keynote - Robert O. Baron, Sr.
02:00 PM – 03:30 PM E1 - Conveying the Message
02:00 PM – 03:30 PM E2 - DSS
02:00 PM – 03:30 PM E3 - Students and Early Career Professionals 2
03:30 PM – 04:00 PM Networking Break with Exhibitors
04:00 PM – 05:30 PM F1 - Severe 1
04:00 PM – 05:30 PM F2 - Social Science and Community
05:30 PM – 07:00 PM Networking Reception with Exhibitors
05:45 PM – 06:15 PM A Review of Significant Weather Events Occurring in 2019 with Greg Carbin (during Networking Reception)
07:00 PM Broadcasters Dinner
07:00 PM RON

12:00 PM – 01:15 PM Lunch (SWAS Lunch)

Tuesday, September 10

07:45 AM – 08:00 AM Student Map Briefing
08:00 AM – 08:30 AM Keynote - Dr. Neil Jacobs
08:30 AM – 09:30 AM G1 - Winter
08:30 AM – 09:30 AM G2 - Social Science and Vulnerable Populations
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Networking Break with Exhibitors and Poster Session #1
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Keynote - Janice Huff
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Keynote - Angela Lese
12:00 PM – 01:30 PM Supporting Women in Meteorology Luncheon (Any attendee may register to attend. Seating is limited.)
12:00 PM – 01:30 PM Lunch
01:30 PM – 03:00 PM H1 - Health and Wellness
01:30 PM – 03:00 PM H2 - DSS
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Networking Break with Exhibitors and Poster Session #2
04:30 PM – 05:30 PM I1 - Fire Weather
04:30 PM – 05:30 PM I2 - Tropical
05:30 PM – 06:30 PM NWS Employee Engagement
05:30 PM AMWRO
05:30 PM NWA Committee Chair Dinner Meeting with Board

Wednesday, September 11

07:45 AM – 08:00 PM Student Map Briefing
08:00 AM – 09:45 AM J1 - Severe 2
08:00 AM – 09:45 AM J2 - Remote Sensing 1
09:45 AM – 10:15AM Networking Break
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM K1 - 3-3-2019
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM K2 - Hydrology
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Climate Change Panel Discussion
12:00 PM – 02:00 PM Awards Banquet/Lunch
02:00 PM – 04:00 PM L1 - Hurricane Michael
02:00 PM – 04:00 PM L2 - Conveying the Message
04:00 PM – 04:30 PM Networking Break
04:30 PM – 05:30 PM M1 - Hurricanes Michael and Florence
04:30 PM – 05:30 PM M2 - NWP
05:45 PM NWA Board Dinner

Thursday, September 12

07:45 AM – 08:00 AM Student Map Briefing
08:00 AM – 09:30 AM N - Weather Analysis and Forecasting
08:00 AM – 12:00 PM VORTEX SE
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Poster Session #3 (VORTEX SE) and Networking Break
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM O - Remote Sensing 2
12:00 PM – 12:15 PM Closing Remarks

A - Media & Communication 1 – Detailed Agenda

September 8: 08:00 AM – 09:40 AM
08:00 AM – 08:10 AM Welcome to Huntsville
Jason Simpson, WHNT-TV, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
08:10 AM – 08:30 AM Broadcaster Keynote
Bryan Busby, KMBC-TV, Kansas City, MO
Abstract | Presentation
08:30 AM – 09:00 AM How A TV Meteorologist Covered The March 3, 2019 Alabama Tornadoes Without Being On Television
James Spann, WBMA-TV, Birmingham, AL
Abstract | Presentation
09:00 AM – 09:15 AM Your Life is in Jeopardy: Covering the Beauregard EF-4
Joshua Johnson, WSFA-TV, Montgomery, AL
Abstract | Presentation
09:15 AM – 09:25 AM First Alert Weather Days and what we have learned.
Brad Travis, WAFF-TV, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
09:25 AM – 09:35 AM The Alternative to an Alert Day
Ryan Vaughan, KAIT- Gray TV, Paragould, AR
Abstract | Presentation
09:35 AM – 09:40 AM Announcements
Betsy Kling, WKYC-TV, Cleveland, OH
Abstract | Presentation

B1 - Students and Early Career Professionals 1 – Detailed Agenda

September 8: 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Keynote: Twisting and Turning: Adjusting to Where the Career Path Leads You
Matt Lanza, Cheniere Energy, –, –
Abstract | Presentation
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Incorporating Scientific Communication from the Start of Your Career
Amber Liggett, Millersville University, Millersville, PA
Abstract | Presentation
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Are You Going to be on TV? Expanding Horizons and Exciting Opportunities in the Weather Enterprise
John Banghoff, NWS State College, State College, PA
Abstract | Presentation
11:15 AM – 11:30 AM Overview of NOAA Student Opportunities
Andrea Sassard, NOAA Office of Education, Washington, DC
Abstract | Presentation

B2 - Media & Communication 2 – Detailed Agenda

September 8: 10:15 AM – 11:35 AM
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Earthquake Science and Information: Communicating Key Points to the General Public Following a Seismic Event
Sandy Ebersole, Geological Survey of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Abstract | Presentation
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM NASA Artemis I Lunar Missions
Dr. John Blevins, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
10:45 AM – 10:55 AM From Traditional TV News to Start-Up Cable Channel... A personal View
Deitra Tate, Spectrum News1, Louisville, KY
Abstract | Presentation
10:55 AM – 11:05 AM 18+183=210: A Look at America's Smallest Television Market
Travis Koshko, WCAV-TV, Charlottesville, Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Abstract | Presentation
11:05 AM – 11:20 AM Starting a New Market - Tips to rapidly entrench yourself
Bill Kelly, WJLA - ABC7, Washington D.C., DC
Abstract | Presentation
11:20 AM – 11:35 AM Baron Sponsor Talk
Steve Bray, Baron, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation

C1 - NWS – Detailed Agenda

September 8: 03:45 PM – 05:30 PM
03:45 PM – 04:00 PM Building Bridges - Mentoring in the NWS
Christina Crowe, NWS Leadership Academy, Kansas City, MO
Abstract | Presentation
04:00 PM – 04:15 PM Using the Geostationary Lightning Mapper Long-Flash Detection Capability for National Weather Service Decision Support Services
Chad Gravelle, NOAA/NWS Southern Region Headquarters, Fort Worth, TX
Abstract | Presentation
04:15 PM – 04:30 PM An Alternative Approach to Operational Flash Flood Forecasting Using HydroViewer Advanced
Charles Gant, NOAA/NWS WFO Morristown Tennessee, Morristown, TN
Abstract | Presentation
04:30 PM – 04:40 PM Diverse Partners & Diverse Simulations: NWSTC Revamps Their IDSS Boot Camp to Improve Hazardous Weather Communication Training
Brooke Bingaman, National Weather Service, Kansas City, MO
Abstract | Presentation
04:40 PM – 04:50 PM The Evolving Role of the NWS Science & Operations Officer: Preparing Offices on New Methods of Hazardous Weather Communication
Stephen Bieda, NOAA/National Weather Service, Amarillo, TX, Amarillo, TX
Abstract | Presentation
04:50 PM – 05:00 PM National Weather Service Forecast Office Culture and Severe Weather Warnings
Kevin Laws, National Weather Service Birmingham, Alabama, Calera, AL
Abstract | Presentation
05:00 PM – 05:30 PM Integrating Vulnerability Data into Forecasting: The Experimental Implementation of the Brief Vulnerability Overview Tool (BVOT)
Jack Friedman, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Abstract | Presentation

C2 - Media & Communication 3 – Detailed Agenda

September 8: 03:45 PM – 05:25 PM
03:45 PM – 03:50 PM BMC Update
J. P. Dice, WBRC-TV, Corporate Pilot, Birmingham, AL
Abstract | Presentation
03:50 PM – 04:20 PM Stack the Show: SO Much Weather, SO Little Time
Betsy Kling, WKYC-TV, Cleveland, OH
Abstract | Presentation
04:20 PM – 04:35 PM The Role of Weather Video and Technology in Saving Lives
Peter Levy, Weather Metrics, Overland Park, KS
Abstract | Presentation
04:35 PM – 04:45 PM 7-Dayzed and Confused: Exploring a Disconnect Between Broadcast Meteorologists and the Public
Jacob Reed, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Abstract | Presentation
04:45 PM – 04:55 PM Every Word Counts
Alan Sealls, Mobile, AL
Abstract | Presentation
04:55 PM – 05:25 PM Weather Power: Communicating the impacts of daily weather on wind and solar electricity generation
Sean Sublette, Climate Central, Princeton, NJ
Abstract | Presentation

D - Cross Sector Collaboration – Detailed Agenda

September 9: 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM An Interdisciplinary Examination of Damage from Hurricane Michael
Bryan Wood, Assurant, Inc, Fairborn, OH                           Dr. David Roueche, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Abstract | Presentation
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM Messaging Tropical Cyclone Threats in Inland Areas: A Joint NWS-Emergency Management Analysis of Florence (2018) and Michael (2018)
Lauren Carroll, National Weather Service, Greer, SC Jessica Stumpf, Greenville County (SC) Emergency Management, Greenville, SCAbstract | Presentation
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Trial By Fire: Use of an Immersive Simulation to Prepare the Next Generation of Meteorologists
Ryan Wade, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, ALBrian Carcione, NOAA/NWS Huntsville, ALAbstract | Presentation
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM A Cross-Cutting, Multi-Organizational Look at the Severe Weather Outbreak of 30 November 2018: A Case Study in the Challenges of Communicating Uncertainty
Patrick Marsh, NOAA/NWS/NCEP Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK James Aydelott, FOX 23, Tulsa, OK
Abstract | Presentation
11:15 AM – 11:30 AM Weathering the Storms Together: Working Together Across Industry Lines
Elise Schultz, CFD Research, Huntsville, AL Christina Edwards, WHNT-TV, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
11:30 AM – 11:45 AM Is Your Message on an Island?
Jeffrey Huffman, Florida Public Media, Gainesville, FL Craig Fugate, Former FEMA Administrator, Gainesville, FL
Abstract | Presentation

E1 - Conveying the Message – Detailed Agenda

September 9: 02:00 PM – 03:30 PM
02:00 PM – 02:15 PM The Historical Occurrence of Severe Weather and Societal Impacts within SPC Particularly Dangerous Situation (PDS) Tornado Watches
Jared Guyer, NOAA/NWS Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK
Abstract | Presentation
02:15 PM – 02:30 PM Major Changes Coming This Year to WEA and the NWS Warning Dissemination Programs and how that will affect and improve the Nation’s Warning Program.
Michael Gerber, NOAA/National Weather Service Office of Dissemination, Silver Spring, MD
Abstract | Presentation
02:30 PM – 02:40 PM Storytelling in Weather Messages
Naeemah Cushmeer, Freelance Consultant Meteorologist, Mill Creek, WA
Abstract | Presentation
02:40 PM – 02:55 PM Communicating Uncertainty and Consistency: Lessons Learned from the Montecito Debris Flows-January 2018
Laura Myers, The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, AL
Abstract | Presentation
02:55 PM – 03:10 PM A Proposal to Clearly Define Threat and Risk for Weather Events
Barry Goldsmith, NOAA/National Weather Service Brownsville/Rio Grande Valley, TX, Brownsville, TX
Abstract | Presentation
03:10 PM – 03:20 PM Power Plant Enhanced Snowfall
Jennifer Ketchmark, WCPO-TV, Cincinnati, OH
Abstract | Presentation
03:20 PM – 03:30 PM Your Weather App is Wrong!
Alan Sealls, Mobile, AL
Abstract | Presentation

E2 - DSS – Detailed Agenda

September 9: 02:00 PM – 03:30 PM
02:00 PM – 02:15 PM Evolve NWS and the Program Management Office - Progress on Evolving the National Weather Service
Jason Tuell, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
Abstract | Presentation
02:15 PM – 02:30 PM Burn Scar Flash Flooding – ArcGIS Online Mapping of Debris Flow Probability and Vulnerable Locations
Jared Allen, NOAA/NWS - Cheyenne, WY, Cheyenne, WY
Abstract | Presentation
02:30 PM – 02:45 PM Assessing Lightning Risk in Vulnerable Outdoor Environments
Kelley Murphy, Earth System Science Center - University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
02:45 PM – 03:00 PM NOAA Weather Radio 2020: The Future is Here. A Trusted Dissemination Broadcast Network Transitioning to Meet Future Public Alert and Warning Needs
Tyra Harris, NOAA/National Weather Service, National Weather Service Headquarters, Silver Spring, MD
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 03:15 PM Redefining Decision Support Services at the Weather Prediction Center
Lara Pagano, NOAA/NWS, College Park, MD
Abstract | Presentation
03:15 PM – 03:30 PM Flood Inundation Mapping Impact on the Decision Making Process for Emergency Managers
Derek Giardino, NOAA-NWS, Fort Worth,TX
Abstract | Presentation

E3 - Students and Early Career Professionals 2 – Detailed Agenda

September 9: 02:00 PM – 03:30 PM
02:00 PM – 02:15 PM Tips and Tricks for Twenty-Something’s Headed Into Television
Elyse Smith, KRCG 13, Jefferson City, MO
Abstract | Presentation
02:15 PM – 02:30 PM Advice & Best Practices: Entering the World of Broadcast Meteorology
Kate McKenna, WAAY-TV, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
02:30 PM – 02:45 PM EM - The Ringmaster of Disaster
Ashley Morris, City of Leander, TX, Leander, TX
Abstract | Presentation
02:45 PM – 03:00 PM Success Factors for Private Sector Meteorology
Chris Vagasky, Vagasky Meteorological Services, Louisville, CO
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 03:15 PM Finding your Fit in Atmospheric Research: Opportunities across the Weather Enterprise
Elise Schultz, CFD Research, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
03:15 PM – 03:30 PM Pay It Forward through Mentorship
Paul Frisbie, National Weather Service, Elko, NV
Abstract | Presentation

F1 - Severe 1 – Detailed Agenda

September 9: 04:00 PM – 05:30 PM
04:00 PM – 04:15 PM Revising Hazard Intensity Information in Storm Prediction Center Outlooks: A Hazardous Weather Testbed Experiment
Race Clark, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS and NWS/SPC, Norman, OH
Abstract | Presentation
04:15 PM – 04:30 PM To Warn or Not To Warn: Should the Trigger be Pulled for Every Weak Vortex?
Samuel Shamburger, National Weather Service, Old Hickory, TN
Abstract | Presentation
04:30 PM – 04:45 PM Real-Time Estimation of Tornado Intensity based on a Historical Database Relating Damage-Indicator Wind Speeds to Radar and Environmental Characteristics
Bryan Smith, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK
Abstract | Presentation
04:45 PM – 05:00 PM The Warn-on-Forecast Probabilistic Hazardous Weather Guidance in NWS Real-time Operations during the Spring and Summer of 2019
Nusrat Yussouf, CIMMS/OU and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK
Abstract | Presentation
05:00 PM – 05:15 PM FACETs R2O: Collaborative Progress toward a new Hazardous Weather Information Paradigm for Convective Hazards
Alan Gerard, OAR/NSSL, Norman, OK
Abstract | Presentation
05:15 PM – 05:30 PM NWS Storm Prediction Center 2020: Planned Evolution of Services to Realize the FACETs Vision within NWS Severe Weather Services and Support Local and National IDSS
Russell Schneider, NOAA-NWS Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK
Abstract | Presentation

F2 - Social Science and Community – Detailed Agenda

September 9: 04:00 PM – 05:30 PM
04:00 PM – 04:15 PM When Catastrophe Strikes Twice: How the Ellicott City, Maryland Flood of 2018 Was NOT a Repeat of the 2016 Flood
Jason Elliott, NOAA/NWS Baltimore/Washington, Sterling, VA

Abstract | Presentation
04:15 PM – 04:30 PM Working in Partnership to Drive Global Awareness of Hazardous and Impactful Weather
Matthew Alto, AccuWeather, State College, PA
Abstract | Presentation
04:30 PM – 04:45 PM Expanding America's Weather Industry and Government Partnerships to Enhance Community Health Preparedness
Tom Bedard, AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions, Wichita, KS
Abstract | Presentation
04:45 PM – 05:00 PM Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment: Building More Resilient and Prepared Communities
Melissa Sizemore, Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency, Birmingham, AL
Abstract | Presentation
05:00 PM – 05:15 PM Paying It Forward: Using Warning and Hazard Messaging to Rally For Resilient Communities
Susan Jasko, California University of PA, California, PA
Abstract | Presentation
05:15 PM – 05:30 PM The NWS Heritage Projects - Learning from Yesterday...Paying it Forward
Gregory Romano, National Weather Service, Silver Spring, MD
Abstract | Presentation

G1 - Winter – Detailed Agenda

September 10: 08:30 AM – 09:30 AM
08:30 AM – 08:45 AM Seattle’s Snowiest February on Record: Effectively Communicating Uncertainty in High-Impact Lowland Snow Events
Courtney Obergfell, National Weather Service - Seattle, WA, Seattle, WA
Abstract | Presentation
08:45 AM – 09:00 AM A Precise Forecast for a Very Rare Winter Storm Despite Conflicting Model Forecasts and Biases
Peter Wolf, NOAA/National Weather Service, Jacksonville, FL
Abstract | Presentation
09:00 AM – 09:15 AM Understanding and Addressing Excessive Snow Forecasts During FV3GFS Testing
Geoffrey Manikin, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC, College Park, MD
Abstract | Presentation
09:15 AM – 09:30 AM Operational Use of a Blowing Snow Model for Impact-Based Forecast and Decision Support Guidance
Chauncy Schultz, NOAA/NWS Bismarck, North Dakota, Bismarck, ND
Abstract | Presentation

G2 - Social Science and Vulnerable Populations – Detailed Agenda

September 10: 08:30 AM – 09:30 AM
08:30 AM – 08:45 AM The Transition Puzzle: How Operational Meteorologists can Champion Social Science R2O
Gina Eosco, NOAA OAR Office of Weather and Air Quality (contractor), Silver Spring, MD
Abstract | Presentation
08:45 AM – 09:00 AM Perceptions of tornado warnings among the Blind/Low-vision community
Kathleen Sherman-Morris, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS
Abstract | Presentation
09:00 AM – 09:15 AM Learning How to Listen to Those Who Can’t Hear: Building Partner Relationships by Immersing in the Cultures We Serve
Trevor Boucher, National Weather Service, Las Vegas, NV
Abstract | Presentation
09:15 AM – 09:30 AM Expanding the Weather Ready Nation Initiative Within Alabama Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities
Jennifer Saari, NOAA/NWS Huntsville, AL, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation

Poster Session #1 – Detailed Agenda

September 10: 09:30 AM – 11:00 AM
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Advancing AWIPS capabilities and methods at Center Weather Service Units (CWSUs) through collaboration and teamwork.
David Tomalak, DOC/NOAA/NWS Boulder/Denver, Boulder/Denver, CO
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Advancing ArcGIS Online (AGOL) capabilities through collaboration and teamwork
David Tomalak, DOC/NOAA/NWS Boulder/Denver, Boulder, CO
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Impact-Based Decision Support Services for the National Airspace System: A Case Study of Two High-Impact Thunderstorm Events on Traffic Flow Management
Kyle Struckmann, National Weather Service/Aviation Weather Center, Warrenton, VA
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Improving Cloud Depiction to Serve Aviation and Drive a Common Operating Picture Through Digital Aviation Services and the Graphical Forecasts for Aviation
Stephanie Avey, NOAA/NWS Aviation Weather Center, Kansas city, MO
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Enhancing Ceiling and Visibility Capabilities in the Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) Tool
Stephanie Avey, NOAA/NWS Aviation Weather Center, Kansas City, MO
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Correlation between Observed Snowfall and Operational Efficiency at Major US Airports
James Mathews, National Weather Service, Leesburg, VA
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Applications of Weather Climatology for Decision Support Services at Airports
Molly Merrifield, National Weather Service, Miami, FL
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Extreme Low-Level Wind Shear in Propagating Pressure Disturbances
Timothy Coleman, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM The Effects of Differential Friction on BL Kinematics and Possible Influences on CI and Tornadoes
Timothy Coleman, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Increases in Low-Level Wind Shear and Storm-Relative Helicity during the Afternoon-to-Evening Transition (AET) Period
Timothy Coleman, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM NTSB Turbulence Research and Accidents in National Airspace System
Donald Eick, NTSB, Washington, DC
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM NASA Satellite-Derived Aircraft Icing and Thunderstorm Hazard Detection Products and Their Assessment in Operations
Kevin Fuell, University of Alabama Huntsville at NASA/SPoRT, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Micro-lessons: The Continued Mentoring of Meteorologists via Applications Training
Kevin Fuell, University of Alabama in Huntsville at NASA/SPoRT, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Digital Aviation Services in the National Weather Service
Thomas LeFebvre, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Aviation Weather Research Activities at the Federal Aviation Administration
Randall Bass, Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, DC
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Using GLM to Support Operations at the Aviation Weather Center
Brian Pettegrew, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO, Kansas City, MO
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM INSITE: IDSS for Aviation Weather
Matt Wandishin, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Using GIS to Enhance Aviation Decision Support Services for the Federal Aviation Administration at the Memphis Center Weather Service Unit
Nicholas Uebelhor, National Weather Service, Memphis, TN
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Climate in your neck of the woods: a real time, interactive GIS product to assess historical and current trends in temperature and precipitation.
Jared Rennie, North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies, Asheville, NC
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM A Synoptic Climatology Related to Storm Surge Characteristics at Duck, North Carolina
Robert Munroe, National Weather Service, Greenville, SC
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM The Development and Potential Benefits of an Apparent Temperature Climatology
Lance Wood, National Weather Service Houston, League City, TX
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Combining ASOS and mPING Observations for a Revised Winter Precipitation Climatology
Kimberly Elmore, Univ. of OK Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies/NOAA NSSL, Norman, OK
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM An mPING-Augmented Hail Climatology
Kimberly Elmore, CIMMS/Univ. of Okla and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM The Curious Case of Sunrise Snow
Kimberly Elmore, CIMMS/Univ. of Okla and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Analyzing the Abrupt Pattern Change Observed from April to May 2018
Sean Poulos, NOAA/NWS Paducah, KY, Paducah, KY
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM The Grip of the 2018-2019 Winter across the Northern Plains
Patrick Ayd, NOAA/NWS Bismarck, North Dakota, Bismarck, ND
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Science and Service Challenges of Providing Impact-Based Decision Support Services for a Mesoscale Heavy Snow Event
Patrick Ayd, NOAA/NWS Bismarck, North Dakota, Bismarck, ND
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Atmospheric Rivers in the Mid-South
Thomas Salem, National Weather Service, Memphis, Tennessee, Memphis, TN
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM A Partnership with NERACOOS to Produce Improved Wave Run-up Forecasts in New England
John Cannon, National Weather Service, Gray, ME
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM NOAA’s Virtual Laboratory (VLab)
Jason Burks, CIRA/MDL/NWS, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM A Cloud Environment for AWIPS Development, Testing, and Training
Dale Morris, University of Oklahoma/Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, Norman, OK
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM The Arctic Testbed and Proving Ground: Providing Science and Operations Support to NOAA and the NWS in Alaska and the Adjacent Arctic
Rebecca Mazur, NOAA/NWS Alaska Region, Anchorage, AK
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Image Labeler: A Web Interface to Catalog Earth Science Events
Brian Freitag, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Joint Technology Transfer Initiative: A Research to Operations Transition Program in NOAA
Chandra Kondragunta, Weather Program Office/OAR/NOAA, Silver Spring, MD
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Creating a New Airmass RGB for NWS Forecasters with Color Vision Deficiency
Katie Vigil, Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies/NWS Operations Proving Ground, Kansas City, MO
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Widespread Damaging Wind Severe Thunderstorm Event of 4 May 2018 across the NWS Albany, NY County Warning Area
Christina Speciale, National Weather Service, Albany, NY
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Outbreak on Memorial Day: The May 27-28, 2019
Ohio Tornadoes

Andrew Hatzos, National Weather Service / WFO Wilmington Ohio, Wilmington, OH
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Significant Hail in the Ohio Valley: A Climatology & Event-Driven MRMS Perspective
Kristen Cassady, NOAA / National Weather Service Wilmington OH, Wilmington, OH
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Using Dual-Polarization Radar and Environmental Data to Analyze a Tornadic and Non-Tornadic Supercell on July 20, 2018, in Central Kentucky
Dan McKemy, National Weather Service, Louisville, KY
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Using the Multi-Radar/Multi-Sensor System (MRMS) Products to Predict the Occurrence of Severe Hail: A Quantitative Analysis of Hail Reports across the Carolinas
Anthony Petrolito, NOAA National Weather Service Columbia SC, West Columbia, SC
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Tornadic Storm Modes across the Southern Appalachian Mountains
Steve Keighton, NOAA/NWS, Blacksburg, VA
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Unique Aspects of the 15 April 2018 Long-track Tornadoes in Virginia and North Carolina
Robert Stonefield, NOAA/NWS, Blacksburg, VA
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM The Effective Use of DCIN/DCAPE in Identifying Damaging Wind/Severe Wind Criteria Potential at the Surface
Paula Sumrall, University of Missouri, Columbia, Columbia, MO
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Reducing Tornado Warning False Alarm Rates in Supercells over the Memphis National Weather Service County Warning Area
Preston Bradley, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM The 30 June 2014 Midwestern Double Derecho Event, Part 2: Analysis of a Complex Tornado Cluster during the Second Derecho
Anthony Lyza, Department of Atmospheric Science, Severe Weather Institute - Radar and Lightning Laboratories, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Radar climatology of precipitation features in close proximity to supercell tornadic storms
Preston Pangle, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Synoptic and Mesoscale Analysis of the 10 May 2016 Mayfield, Kentucky EF-3 Tornado
Dallas McKinney, Western Kentucky University, Mayfield, KY
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Quasi-Linear Convective System Tornado Statistics and Tornadogenesis Mechanisms
Devin Chehak, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Observed relationship between tornado intensity and pre-tornadic mesocyclone characteristics
Michael Sessa, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Using Overshooting Top Area to Discriminate Potential for Large, Intense Tornadoes
Geoffrey Marion, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Impacts of Tropical Cyclone Acceleration trends
Anthony Charlonis, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Multiple-Doppler Analysis Used to Identify Sources of Infrasound in the 19 March 2018 Northern Alabama Tornadic Supercell
Michael Graham, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Forecast Search Wizard: A Tool to Search NOAA Text-Forecasts
Eric Allen, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM An Idea Using Fujita’s log(Area) to Develop an Area Scale to use with the EF-Scale for Tornado Damage
Daniel McCarthy, National Weather Service, INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Radar Characteristics of Supercells Supporting Giant Hail and Significant Winds
Keith Sherburn, NOAA/NWS Rapid City, SD, Rapid City, SD
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM The 2018 Greensboro Tornado: Challenges of Surveying and Providing Relief in an Urban Environment
Ryan Ellis, NOAA/NWS Raleigh, NC, Raleigh, NC
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Exploring Damaging Winds During Extratropical Transition of Tropical Storm Michael over North Carolina
Brian Haines, NOAA/NWS Raleigh, NC, Raleigh, NC
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM The Probability of an EF-5 Tornado Being an EF-5 Tornado: a Quantified Comparison of Damage Indicator Availability
Douglas Speheger, National Weather Service, Norman, OK
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM The Development of a Dixie Alley Mean Tornado Sounding
Jason Holmes, NOAA/NWS Weather Forecast Office Birmingham, Alabama, Calera, AL
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Understanding Common Structure Damage Indicators in the Lower Tennessee Valley
Todd Barron, National Weather Service - Huntsville, AL, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM The Conditional Probability of Tornado Intensity Algorithm (CPTI)
Brandon Smith, Univ. of Oklahoma/CIMMS and NOAA/OAR/NSSL, Norman, OK
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Utility of Geostationary Lightning Mapper Data During Severe Weather in the Southeastern United States
Christopher Stumpf, NOAA/NWS Milwaukee/Sullivan, WI, Dousman, WI
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM A Climatology of Quasi-linear Convective Systems and their Hazards in the United States
Walker Ashley, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM A Radar and Environmental Analysis of NWS Tornado Warnings
Evan Bentley, Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Impact-Based Tornado Warnings: Evolving Science, and Approaches to NWS Training
Justin Gibbs, NOAA/NWS Warning Decision Training Division, Norman, OK
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM A Review of the December 2018 Port Orchard, Washington Tornado
Carly Kovacik, NOAA National Weather Service Seattle, Seattle, WA
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Assessing Mobile Home Resident Evacuation Potential and Emergency Medical Service Response during Tornado Events in the Southeast U.S.
Stephen Strader, Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Preparing for FACETs: The Need for Diverse National Weather Service Forecaster Training and Innovative Collaboration Tools
Alyssa Bates, OU CIMMS/NOAA/NWS Warning Decision Training Division, Norman, OK
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM The Evolving Role of the Mesoanalyst in Collaborative Severe Weather Forecasting
Kim Runk, National Weather Service Operations Proving Ground, Kansas City, MO
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Short-term Weather Prediction Research and Education Opportunities at the University of Alabama in Huntsville
John Mecikalski, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Observations of the 19 March 2018 Historic North Alabama Hail Event
Andrew Pritchett, NOAA/NWS Huntsville, AL, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM The 30 June 2014 Midwestern Double Derecho Event, Part 1: Environmental Overview and Radar Analysis of the Second Derecho
Eric Lenning, NOAA/NWS Chicago/Romeoville, Romeoville, IL
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Evaluating the Track and Intensity Forecasts of Hurricanes Florence and Michael (2018)
Alicia Bentley, I.M. Systems Group, Inc. and NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC, College Park, MD
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM On the Difficulty of Severe Weather Operations: Looking Back at the Rare PA Tornado Outbreak on October 2nd, 2018
John Banghoff, NOAA/NWS, State College, PA, State College, PA
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM The "Jim Cantore Effect?" Are evacuation decisions unduly influenced by hurricane field reporting?
Matthew Bolton, College of Arts and Sciences, Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, FL
Abstract | Presentation

H1 - Health and Wellness – Detailed Agenda

September 10: 01:30 PM – 03:00 PM
01:30 PM – 01:45 PM Filling the Gap in Disaster Stress Response - Supporting the NWS
Christina Crowe, NWS Leadership Academy, Kansas City, MO
Abstract | Presentation
01:45 PM – 02:00 PM Taking the Stormy Days Head-on: Mental Health in Meteorology
Rebecca DePodwin, AccuWeather, State College, PA
Abstract | Presentation
02:00 PM – 02:15 PM Helping Meteorologists Cope with the Emotional and Mental Health Impacts of Storm Damage Surveys
Richard Smith, NOAA/NWS WFO Norman, OK, Norman, OK
Abstract | Presentation
02:15 PM – 02:30 PM Addressing the Health of the Meteorologists in the NWS Warning Process
Barbara Boustead, NOAA/NWS/OCLO/Warning Decision Training Division, Norman, OK
Abstract | Presentation
02:30 PM – 03:00 PM Health and Wellness Panel Discussion

H2 - DSS – Detailed Agenda

September 10: 01:30 PM – 03:00 PM
01:30 PM – 01:40 PM A Second Look at the Threats-in-Motion (TIM) Concept for Severe Convective Weather Warnings
Greg Stumpf, CIMMS/OU and NWS/MDL, Norman, OK
Abstract | Presentation
01:40 PM – 01:50 PM Communicating a Wide Range of Impacts across the Eastern Sierra and Western Nevada to Partners and the Public
Brian Brong, National Weather Service, Reno, NV
Abstract | Presentation
01:50 PM – 02:00 PM Initial Results of Assessing Geostationary Lightning Mapper ‘Stoplight Product’ in Operations
Matt Smith, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
02:00 PM – 02:10 PM Hurricane Harvey: NWS Houston-Galveston's Marine Decision Support Services
Molly Merrifield, NWS, Miami, FL
Abstract | Presentation
02:10 PM – 02:20 PM Building capabilities to support Hazardous Materials Emergencies at NWS Las Vegas
Todd Lericos, National Weather Service, Las Vegas, NV
Abstract | Presentation
02:20 PM – 02:30 PM The Benefits of the Theory to Practice Model as it Relates to Western Kentucky University and the White Squirrel Weather Student Emergency Management Operators
John Bowen, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
Abstract | Presentation
02:30 PM – 02:40 PM On-Site Weather Support for Creation Fest and the Little League World Series: Developing Relationships and Improving Public Safety in Central PA
John Banghoff, NOAA/NWS, State College, PA, State College, PA
Abstract | Presentation
02:40 PM – 02:50 PM Keystone Mesonet Project: A Mesonet of Mesonets
Jeff Jumper, PA Emergency Management Agency, Harrisburg, PA
Abstract | Presentation
02:50 PM – 03:00 PM Antecedent Conditions and Support Services on the Camp Fire: An Incident Meteorologist’s Perspective
Aviva Braun, National Weather Service, Cheyenne, WY
Abstract | Presentation

Poster Session #2 – Detailed Agenda

September 10: 03:00 PM – 04:30 PM
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Case Study of 28 January Denver Snowstorm
Kari Bowen, National Weather Service, Westminster, CO
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM East Tennessee Flash Flood Event of 6th February 2019
Richard Garuckas, NOAA National Weather Service, Morristown, TN
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Benefits of using high resolution satellite imagery for storm surveys of the 31 October 2018 tornado outbreak
Timothy Humphrey, National Weather Service, Lake Charles, LA
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM The synoptic and mesoscale environment associated with the 6 June 2018 Laramie Wyoming tornado
Andrew Lyons, NOAA National Weather Service Cheyenne, Cheyenne, WY
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM A look at probabilistic and deterministic model solutions leading up to the 21-22 Feb 2019 winter storm across the desert Southwest
Daniel Leins, NOAA/National Weather Service Tucson, AZ, Tucson, AZ
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Examining the Crucial Role of NWSChat and Mesoanalysis during a Rare December Tornado Outbreak Across Southeast Georgia
Nathaniel McGinnis, National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Observations of the Mississippi River MCS of 28 June 2018
Pat Spoden, NOAA/NWS Paducah, KY, Paducah, KY
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Meteorological Event Identification Using National Weather Service Text Extractions
Kaylin Bugbee, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM The interplay of weather, health, and vulnerability: Physical and psychological perspectives
Matthew Bolton, College of Arts and Sciences, Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, FL
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Towards a More Weather-ready Community: An Autism-targeted SKYWARN Initiative
Stacie Hanes, National Weather Service, Gray, ME
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Collaborative Experiences from a National Weather Service (NWS) Science and Operations Officer (SOO) Embedded Three Months Within the Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) for the 5th Largest Economy in the World.
Kris Mattarochia, NOAA/NWS Hanford, Science and Operations Officer, Hanford, CA
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM White Squirrel Weather: A Hands-On Professionalized Learning Experience Providing Tangible Services to Western Kentucky University Through Weather-Decision Support
Olivia Cahill, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Assessing the Perceptions and Importance of Atmospheric Science Education Research
Adam Hirsch, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Development, Verification, and Refinement of a Flood Threat Matrix for the NWS Baltimore/Washington County Warning Area
Jeremy Goldstein, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Pixel-Based Machine Learning Model for Surface PM2.5 Estimation
Peiyang Cheng, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Pixel Based Model For High Latitude Dust Detection
Georgios Priftis, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Assessment of Variables Affecting Impact of Light Freezing Rain in the Baltimore/Washington WFO Area of Responsibility
Courtney Maskell, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Cool Season Small Hail over the West Coast of the United States: Environments, Hazards, and Decision Support
Jonathan Garner, NOAA/National Weather Service, Eureka, CA, Eureka, CA
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM 30 Years Later: A Retrospective Look at the 1989 F-4 Huntsville Tornado
Michael Coyne, National Weather Service, Fort Worth, TX
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM An Exploration of NWS Warnings During The Polygon Era
Michael Coyne, National Weather Service, Fort Worth, TX
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Messaging a High-Impact, Complex Winter Storm in Portland, Oregon
Laurel McCoy, NOAA/National Weather Service, Portland, OR
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM What’s New? Medium-Range Products from the Weather Prediction Center
Michael Schichtel, Weather Prediction Center (WPC), College Park, MD
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Turning Cloudy Forecasts into Black and White Solutions for Decision Makers
Jeff Jumper, PA Emergency Management Agency, Harrisburg, PA
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Hazard Simplification of Non-Precipitation Weather (NPW) Products to Consolidate/Rename and Reformat
Andy Horvitz, NOAA/NWS/Analyze Forecast and Support Office, Silver Spring, MD
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Immersive Testing and Evaluation of NWS Hazard Services via the NOAA Rotational Assignment Program (NRAP)
Shane Kearns, NWS, Morehead City, NC
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Advancing NWS Messaging and Social Media
Stephen Mullens, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Messaging Tropical Weather Impacts to the Public: An NWS-Local Media Effort to Effectively Communicate the Hazards of a Tropical System Despite Its Category Status
Sandra LaCorte, National Weather Service, Greer, SC
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Teamwork makes the Dream Work: Why every weather role matters.
Ashley Gann, CBS 42, Birmingham, AL
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Building a Common Operating Picture in Support of an Evolving Workforce
Andy Foster, NOAA/National Weather Service, Central Region Headquarters, Kansas City, MO
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Best IDSS Practices Provided by WFO San Juan After a Historic Hurricane Season (2017)
Travis Washington, National Weather Service San Juan Puerto Rico, Carolina, PR
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Hydrological Operational Challenges before and after a Major Flood Event.
Travis Washington, National Weather Service, Carolina, PR
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Updates to the NOAA Education Strategic Plan
Andrea Sassard, NOAA Office of Education, Washington, DC
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Using Inexpensive, Arduino-Based Weather Sensors for Middle School STEM
John Trostel, Severe Storms Research Center, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, GA
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Remote Sensing of Land–Atmosphere Systems REU at UAH: Training the Next Generation of Meteorologists & Applied Earth Scientists Through Interdisciplinary Cross-Sector Partnerships
Ryan Wade, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM The Effects of Ship-Induced Bernoulli Wakes on the Savannah River, Georgia
Neil Dixon, NOAA/National Weather Service, Charleston, SC
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM When Catastrophe Strikes Twice: How the Ellicott City, Maryland Flood of 2018 Was NOT a Repeat of the 2016 Flood
Jason Elliott, NOAA/NWS Baltimore/Washington, Sterling, VA
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM A Review on the 40th Anniversary of the 1979 Easter Flood in Central Mississippi: Preparing for the Next Record-Breaking Flood.
Anna Wolverton, National Weather Service, Flowood, MS
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Examining an Extremely Wet Year across Central North Carolina
Jonathan Blaes, NOAA/NWS Raleigh, NC, Raleigh, NC
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM The Great Flood of June 2018 for the Rio Grande Valley and Coastal Bend of South Texas
Barry Goldsmith, NOAA/National Weather Service Brownsville/Rio Grande Valley, TX, Brownsville, TX
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Comparison of Impacts between the 1997 and 2018 Ohio River Floods in Southwestern Indiana
Derrick Snyder, NOAA/NWS Paducah, KY, Paducah, KY
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Utilizing Dual-Polarization Instantaneous Precipitation Rate to Predict Flash Flooding
Kirk Apffel, National Weather Service, Buffalo NY, Buffalo, NY
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Improving Short Term Flash Flood Forecasting Across Southern Utah’s Canyon Country: An Assessment of Environmental Conditions Associated with Flash Flood Days
Michael Seaman, National Weather Service, Salt Lake City, UT
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Flash Flood Emergencies: History, Statistical Analysis, and Meteorology
Aaron Treadway, NOAA/NWS WFO Austin-San Antonio, New Braunfels, TX
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Dual Polarization Quantitative Precipitation Estimation on the WSR-88D: Current Status and Future Plans
Heather Grams, NOAA/NWS NEXRAD Radar Operations Center, Norman, OK
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Recent Operational Applications of the SPoRT-Land Information System
Jonathan Case, ENSCO, Inc., Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Using Soil Moisture Responses to Diagnose Extreme Rainfall Events Associated with Tropical Cyclones
Jonathan Case, ENSCO, Inc., Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM The Historic Rainfalls of Hurricanes Harvey and Florence: A View from the MRMS System
Steven Martinaitis, University of Oklahoma/CIMMS and NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, OK
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Using a Random Forest Model to Assess Flash Flood Probability across Southern Utah
Nick Carr, National Weather Service, Salt Lake City, UT
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Simplifying and Clarifying National Weather Service (NWS) Flood Products via the NWS Hazard Simplification Project
Daniel Roman, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Expanding Emergency Communications Resources across NWS Western Region to Support Continuity of Operations and IDSS
Matt Solum, NOAA/National Weather Service, Salt Lake City, UT
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Exceptionally Rare "Snownado" in Northwest New Mexico
Byron Morton, KOAT-TV, Albuquerque, NM
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM NOAA Probabilistic Rip Current Forecast Model: Evaluation and Implementation
Jung-Sun Im, NWS/OSTI/MDL, Silver Spring, MD
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM The Silent Threat and Economic Impact of Sea Fog along the Texas Coast
Penny Harness, National Weather Service Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Building Phenomenal Seas : The Rapid Intensification of the Extratropical Hurricane-Force Low of January 2-6, 2018
Jason Krekeler, NOAA - NWS - OPC, College Park, MD
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM A Five-Year Radar-Based Climatology of Texas Coastal “Streamer” Showers
Joshua Schroeder, NOAA/National Weather Service, Brownsville/Rio Grande Valley, TX, Brownsville, TX
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM The Use of the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) Model in Dynamic Line Rating
Kenneth Fenton, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM The Curious Case of Cold Air Damming in Response to Topographical Influence Created by the Ozark Plateau
Jonathan Bongard, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Utilization of Social Media for a Tornado Outbreak in a Metropolitan Area
Alec Butner, NOAA National Weather Service, Wakefield, Virginia, Wakefield, VA
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM ALGORITHMS AND EMERGENCIES: ARE CONSUMERS MISSING OUT ON CRITICAL INFORMATION WHEN IT MATTERS THE MOST, A QUALITATIVE CASE STUDY OF HURRICANE IRMA SOCIAL MEDIA USAGE.
Darren Sweeney, WVIT -TV and Central Connecticut State University, Hartford, CT
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Breaking the Grip of the Rip: Communicating the Risk of Deadly Rip Currents To The Public
Morgan Barry, National Weather Service, Mobile, AL
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Prior Experiences Condition Peoples' Interpretations of the PoP
Alan Stewart, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Using Specific Wind Speeds and Wind Gusts Categories to Generate Bias Correction and Mean Absolute Error Weighting Values in the National Blend of Models
Robert James, NOAA/NWS/OSTI/MDL, Silver Spring, MD
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM National Blend of Models v3.2: Probabilistic Snow/Ice and Improvements to Winter Weather Elements
Jeffrey Craven, DOC/NOAA/NWS/OPPSD/OSTi/MDL/Statistical Modeling Branch, Silver Spring, MD
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Use of a GIS application to evaluate the accuracy of forecaster and model predictions of snowfall in eastern New York and western New England
Joe Villani, NOAA / National Weather Service, Albany, NY
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Five Years of Profiling Radar and Snow Microphysical Properties from Extended Ground Observations along shore of Lake Superior
David Beachler, NOAA/NWS, Marquette, MI
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Reimagining Hazards During ‘Old Man Winter’: Injuries and Fatalities Associated with Snow Removal
Christa Haney, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Terrain Effects on Frontogenesis and Snowfall Across the Southern Appalachians
Richard Diegan, NOAA/NWS, Morristown, TN
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Anatomy of a Rare South Texas Snowstorm: 7-8 December 2017
Michael Buchanan, National Weather Service, Corpus Christi, TX
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM The Importance of Post-Event Collaboration and Research Following Inadequate Forecasts for Potential High-Impact Winter Events
Phillip Ware, NOAA/NWS Norman, Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Impacts of Superstorm 1950 on the Southern United States
Dave Call, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Impact-Based Messaging and Operations Flexibility During the 21-22 February 2019 Southwest U.S. Winter Storm
Andrew Taylor, National Weather Service, Bellemont, AZ
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM New Visualization Techniques and Tools from the NWS Probabilistic Snowfall Experiment
Jeff Waldstreicher, NOAA/NWS Eastern Region, Bohemia, NY
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM A Review of Central Pennsylvania’s 2018-2019 Winter Season With Special Focus on High-impact Weather Events
Michael Colbert, NOAA/NWS, State College, PA, State College, PA
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Operational Successes of the University of Louisiana Monroe's S-band Polarimetric Doppler Radar
Todd Murphy, University of Louisiana Monroe, Monroe, LA
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Cultivating New Applications: Research, Development, and Transitions within an Evolving Research-to-Operations Landscape
Matthew Mahalik, Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs and NOAA/OAR Office of Weather and Air Quality, Silver Spring, MD
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Working Together to Keep the Public Safe: How One Market Achieves Success with a Cohesive Broadcast Media and National Weather Service Collaborative Partnership
Katy Morgan, NWS Nashville, Nashville, TN
Abstract | Presentation

I1 - Fire Weather – Detailed Agenda

September 10: 04:30 PM – 05:30 PM
04:30 PM – 04:45 PM Utilizing North American Regional Reanalysis Composites to Identify and Forecast Fire- Effective Synoptic Features in the Southern Great Plains
Matthew Beitscher, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
Abstract | Presentation
04:45 PM – 05:00 PM Forecasting and detecting pyro-cumulus clouds over large wildfires
Ryan Leach, National Weather Service, Missoula, MT
Abstract | Presentation
05:00 PM – 05:15 PM No Lives Lost! - How Effective EMA and NWS Communication Saved Lives During the Roosevelt Wildfire When 59 Homes Burned
Timothy Troutman, NOAA/National Weather Service, Riverton, Wyoming, Riverton, WY
Abstract | Presentation
05:15 PM – 05:30 PM Using Machine Learning to Develop a Predictive Model for Future Fire Seasons
Andrew White, University of Alabama in Huntsville / NASA SPoRT, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation

I2 - Tropical – Detailed Agenda

September 10: 04:30 PM – 05:30 PM
04:30 PM – 04:45 PM New Tropical Products for the Inland Carolinas during the 2018 Hurricane Season: Successes and Caveats
Frank Alsheimer, NOAA/NWS, Columbia, SC
Abstract | Presentation
04:45 PM – 05:00 PM Observations of the Axisymmetric Tropical Cyclone Diurnal Pulse using Simulated Observations from the TROPICS NASA Earth Venture Mission
Erika Duran, University of Alabama in Huntsville, NASA Short-term Prediction and Research Transition (SPoRT) Center, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
05:00 PM – 05:15 PM Deep Learning-based Tropical Cyclone Intensity Estimation Portal
Brian Freitag, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Madison, AL
Abstract | Presentation
05:15 PM – 05:30 PM The "Jim Cantore Effect?" Are evacuation decisions unduly influenced by hurricane field reporting?
Matthew Bolton, College of Arts and Sciences, Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, FL
Abstract | Presentation

J1 - Severe 2 – Detailed Agenda

September 11: 08:00 AM – 09:45 AM
08:00 AM – 08:15 AM Sensitivity of Tornado Genesis to Changes in 0-500-m Wind Shear in High-Resolution Simulations
Michelle Elmore, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
Abstract | Presentation
08:15 AM – 08:30 AM A Localized Tornado Outbreak in a Metro Area: The Tornadoes of 17 Sep 2018 in the Richmond, VA Metro Area
Michael Dutter, NOAA/National Weather Service, Wakefield, VA
Abstract | Presentation
08:30 AM – 08:45 AM Role of Unusual MCS Morphology in the Table Rock Lake Duck Boat Tragedy and its Implications for Messaging to Vulnerable User Groups
Randy Graham, National Weather Service - Central Region Headquarters, Kansas City, MO
Abstract | Presentation
08:45 AM – 09:00 AM Terrain Effects on the Mountainburg, AR EF-2 Tornado: April 13, 2018
Matthew Anderson, NOAA/NWS/WFO-Morristown, TN, Morristown, TN
Abstract | Presentation
09:00 AM – 09:15 AM A Media and National Weather Service Collaborative Analysis of Debris Signatures Enhanced by Fall Leaves during the November 5-6, 2019 Tornado Outbreak in Middle Tennessee
Matt Reagan, National Weather Service, Nashville, TN
Abstract | Presentation
09:15 AM – 09:30 AM Applying the Three Ingredients Method to the 28 August 2018 Southern Wisconsin Quasi-Linear Convective System
John Gagan, NOAA/National Weather Service Milwaukee-Sullivan, WI, Sullivan, WI
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 09:45 AM Assessment of CIPS Analog-Based Severe Probability Guidance
Alex Elmore, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
Abstract | Presentation

J2 - Remote Sensing 1 – Detailed Agenda

September 11: 08:00 AM – 09:45 AM
08:00 AM – 08:15 AM Assessing the Ability of GOES-17 to Meet Forecasters' Needs
Dan Lindsey, NOAA/NESDIS/GOES-R Program, Fort Collins, CO
Abstract | Presentation
08:15 AM – 08:30 AM Use of GOES-East Composite RGB Imagery and GLM Data in the Ohio Valley
Ryan Sharp, National Weather Service, Louisville, KY
Abstract | Presentation
08:30 AM – 08:45 AM Characterization of optical energy output in thunderstorms to enhance severe thunderstorm identification
Christopher Schultz, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
08:45 AM – 09:00 AM Improving Blended Total Precipitable Water Products for Forecasters via Advection and Inclusion of GOES-R Satellite Data
John Forsythe, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA), Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Abstract | Presentation
09:00 AM – 09:15 AM GOES-R’s Novel Applications in Blowing Snow Detection
Carl Jones, National Weather Service, Grand Forks, ND
Abstract | Presentation
09:15 AM – 09:30 AM Satellite Smoke Detection Using Pixel-Based Machine Learning
Aaron Kaulfus, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 09:45 AM NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System’s Proving Ground and Risk Reduction Program: Leveraging the JPSS Initiatives to Assist Operational Forecasters in the Application of Satellite Capabilities to Environmental Challenges.
Bill Sjoberg, NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System Program, Lanham, MD
Abstract | Presentation

K1 - 3-3-2019 – Detailed Agenda

September 11: 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Illustrating the Southeast U.S. Tornado-Mobile Home Vulnerability Problem by Investigating Impacts during the March 3rd, 2019 Lee County, Alabama EF4 Tornado
Stephen Strader, Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Abstract | Presentation
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM The 3 March 2019 Tornado Outbreak: A Look from Space
Jordan Bell, University of Alabama in Huntsville Earth System Science Center/NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Potential impact of a nearly saturated boundary layer on the 3 March 2019 Lee County EF4 tornado
Kevin Knupp, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM The Role of Physical Vulnerability in Fatalities during the 3 March 2019 Southeast Tornado Outbreak
David Roueche, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Abstract | Presentation

K2 - Hydrology – Detailed Agenda

September 11: 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Report out from the Post-Wildfire Flash Flood Workshop
Jennifer Stark, National Weather Service, Pueblo, CO
Abstract | Presentation
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM Making Sense of Uncertainty: Improving the Use of Hydrologic Probabilistic Information in Decision-Making
Kathryn Semmens, Nurture Nature Center, Easton, PA
Abstract | Presentation
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Preparations for a Looming Historic Flood: anticipating the 2019 spring flood season in the Upper Midwest
Justin Palmer, North Central River Forecast Center/NWS/NOAA, Chanhassen, MN
Abstract | Presentation
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Washed Away: Vetting Record Precipitation in 2018 via the State Climate Extremes Committee
Chris Stachelski, National Weather Service/Eastern Region Headquarters, Bohemia, NY
Abstract | Presentation

L1 - Hurricane Michael – Detailed Agenda

September 11: 02:00 PM – 04:00 PM
02:00 PM – 02:15 PM Hurricane Michael: A Brief Overview and Look at the Societal and Economic Impacts across North Florida and South Georgia
Parks Camp, National Weather Service Forecast Office, Tallahassee, FL
Abstract | Presentation
02:15 PM – 02:30 PM The Effectiveness of NWS Personnel Integration into Emergency Operations Centers during Hurricane Michael
Lauren Nash, DOC-NOAA-National Weather Service-WFO Tallahassee, Tallahassee, FL
Abstract | Presentation
02:30 PM – 02:45 PM I'm Staying! A Discussion of the Societal Aspects of the Choice to Ride Out Hurricane Michael
Tom Johnstone, NWS tallahassee, Tallahassee, FL
Abstract | Presentation
02:45 PM – 03:00 PM Using WEA Alerts to Elicit Evacuation Response Ahead of Hurricane Michael
Justin Pullin, NOAA/NWS, Tallahassee, FL
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 03:15 PM Preparing For The Worst: Social Media Best Practices and Lessons Learned During Hurricane Michael
Morgan Barry, National Weather Service, Mobile, AL
Abstract | Presentation
03:15 PM – 03:30 PM Hurricane Michael: Messaging an Unprecedented Event for the Florida Panhandle and Beyond
Jessica Fieux, NOAA/National Weather Service, Tallahassee, FL
Abstract | Presentation
03:30 PM – 03:45 PM Operational Aspects of Extreme Rainfall across Southwest Virginia Associated with the Remnants of Michael
Michael Sporer, NOAA/NWS, Blacksburg, VA
Abstract | Presentation
03:45 PM – 04:00 PM The Messaging of Hurricane Michael and the Outcomes of Protective Action Decisions by Effected Residents
Laura Myers, The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, AL
Abstract | Presentation

L2 - Conveying the Message – Detailed Agenda

September 11: 02:00 PM – 04:00 PM
02:00 PM – 03:00 PM Public, Private, and Academic Perspectives: A Panel Discussion on Communicating and Making Decisions Surrounding Probabilistic Information
Gina Eosco, NOAA OAR Office of Weather and Air Quality (contractor), Silver Spring, MD
Abstract | Presentation
03:00 PM – 03:15 PM When "It's Too Early to Tell" Won't Cut It - Messaging Meteorological Threats With Uncertainty
Cindy Elsenheimer, National Weather Service - Southern Region Operations Center, Fort Worth, TX
Abstract | Presentation
03:15 PM – 03:30 PM Hazard Simplification of Non-Precipitation Weather (NPW) Products to Consolidate/Rename and Reformat
Andy Horvitz, NOAA/NWS/Analyze Forecast and Support Office, Silver Spring, MD
Abstract | Presentation
03:30 PM – 03:45 PM Storytelling: Crafting Better Public Messages About Your Work
Barbara Boustead, NOAA/NWS/OCLO/Warning Decision Training Division, Norman, OK
Abstract | Presentation
03:45 PM – 04:00 PM “It was Only an EF-2 Tornado”: Can Homes Survive Today’s Weather Safety Messaging?
Krissy Hurley, NWS Nashville, Nashville, TN
Abstract | Presentation

M1 - Hurricanes Michael and Florence – Detailed Agenda

September 11: 04:30 PM – 05:30 PM
04:30 PM – 04:45 PM Examining Strong Wind Associated with the Extratropical Transition of Tropical Cyclone Michael
Andrew Zimmerman, National Weather Service, Wakefield, VA
Abstract | Presentation
04:45 PM – 05:00 PM Harvey, Florence, and the Future of Longer-Range Prediction of Flooding Catastrophes
Lara Pagano, NWS Weather Prediction Center, College Park, MD
Abstract | Presentation
05:00 PM – 05:15 PM Advancing Hydrologic Services for Hurricane Florence
Belkys Melendez, National Weather Service, Newport, NC
Abstract | Presentation
05:15 PM – 05:30 PM VACANT
Vacant
Abstract | Presentation

M2 - NWP – Detailed Agenda

September 11: 04:30 PM – 05:30 PM
04:30 PM – 04:45 PM An Update on the RAP/HRRR Models and a Look Ahead
Ed Szoke, CIRA & NOAA, Boulder, CO
Abstract | Presentation
04:45 PM – 05:00 PM Connecting the Needs of Forecasters to Requirements for Analysis and Nowcasting Systems
Young-Joon "YJ" Kim, National Weather Service, Silver Spring, MD
Abstract | Presentation
05:00 PM – 05:15 PM An Update on EMC Modeling Plans
Geoffrey Manikin, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC, College Park, MD
Abstract | Presentation
05:15 PM – 05:30 PM US Air Force modernization strategy for weather modeling
Michael Farrar, US Air Force, Washington, DC
Abstract | Presentation

N - Weather Analysis and Forecasting – Detailed Agenda

September 12: 08:00 AM – 09:30 AM
08:00 AM – 08:15 AM Lightning Data for (almost) Every Application
Chris Vagasky, Vagasky Meteorological Services, Louisville, CO
Abstract | Presentation
08:15 AM – 08:30 AM Detection of Tropical Cyclone Tornadoes from Hurricane Harvey
Scott Overpeck, NWS Houston, League City, TX
Abstract | Presentation
08:30 AM – 08:45 AM Managing and Effectively Using an Information Firehose During Severe Weather Operations to Communicate Impact-Based Decision Support Services
Matthew Friedlein, NOAA / National Weather Service, Chicago, IL
Abstract | Presentation
08:45 AM – 09:00 AM Baron Critical Weather Institute High Density, Real Time Alabama Mesonet
Udaysankar Nair, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
09:00 AM – 09:15 AM A New Year and New Weather Impact Category – the Austin Super Fog of 1 January 2019
Jon Zeitler, NOAA/NWS WFO Austin-San Antonio, New Braunfels, TX
Abstract | Presentation
09:15 AM – 09:30 AM Challenges Associated with Predicting High-Impact, Organized Convection in Weakly-Forced Flow Regimes
Logan Dawson, I.M. Systems Group, Inc. and NOAA/NCEP/Environmental Modeling Center, College Park, MD
Abstract | Presentation

VORTEX SE – Detailed Agenda

September 12: 08:00 AM – 12:00 PM
08:00 AM – 08:15 AM An Overview and Update on VORTEX-SE Progress and Plans
Alan Gerard, NOAA/OAR/NSSL, Norman, OK
Abstract | Presentation
08:15 AM – 08:30 AM Observations of Kinematics, Cloud Properties, and Lightning Optical Energy Output of a Severe Thunderstorm from the Geostationary Lightning Mapper
Dustin Conrad, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
08:30 AM – 08:45 AM Observed Effects of the Northeastern Alabama Plateaus on the Near-Storm Environment of Tornadic Storms
Anthony Lyza, Department of Atmospheric Science, Severe Weather Institute - Radar and Lightning Laboratories, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
08:45 AM – 09:00 AM To Warn or Not to Warn? Understanding National Weather Service Forecasters’ Tornado Warning Philosophies
Anita Atwell Seate, University of Maryland; National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, College Park, MD
Abstract | Presentation
09:00 AM – 09:15 AM Preliminary Observations of the Role of Widespread Precipitation in the Evolution of the Near-Storm Environment of the 13-14 April 2019 Tornado Event in Eastern Mississippi and Northwestern Alabama during VORTEX-SE Meso18-19
Anthony Lyza, Department of Atmospheric Science, Severe Weather Institute - Radar and Lightning Laboratories, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
09:15 AM – 09:30 AM An overview of spring 2018 VORTEX-SE observations in north Louisiana
Todd Murphy, University of Louisiana Monroe, Monroe, LA
Abstract | Presentation
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Panel Discussion: Lead Time Needs for High Stakes Decisions
Daphne La Due, University of Oklahoma Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms, Norman, OK
Abstract | Presentation

Poster Session #3 (VORTEX SE) – Detailed Agenda

September 12: 09:30 AM – 11:00 AM
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM How Historical Trends in Florida All-Citrus Production Correlate with Devastating Hurricane and Freeze Events
Kevin Rodriguez, NOAA/National Weather Service, Melbourne, FL, Melbourne, FL
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Enhancing Exercises by Utilizing Automated NWSChat Injects to Simulate Real-time Weather Events
Geoffrey Heidelberger, National Weather Service, Syracuse, IN
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM A Weather Ready Nation Case Study: How an airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin brings it all together
Ed Holicky, NOAA/NWS/AWC, Kansas City, MO
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Innovative River Flood Inundation Modeling: Injects for a Table-Top Exercise Anywhere
Jared Allen, NOAA/NWS - Cheyenne, WY, Cheyenne, WY
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Operational & Decision Support Challenges Associated with High Impact Weather During Cheyenne Frontier Days 2018
Chris Hammer, National Weather Service, Cheyenne, WY
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM A METEOROLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF THE SOUTHERN MINNESOTA TORNADO OUTBREAK OF 20 SEPTEMBER 2018 AND DECISION SUPPORT SUCCESSES
William Borghoff, NOAA/NWS/MPX, Chanhassen, MN
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM STORM SURVEY CHALLENGES WITH THE SOUTHERN MINNESOTA TORNADO OUTBREAK OF 20 SEPTEMBER 2018
William Borghoff, NOAA/NWS/MPX, Chanhassen, MN
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Partner Impressions of Local NWS Grapics and Hazard Product Criteria
Lauren Carroll, National Weather Service, Greer, SC
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM The 2018 World Equestrian Games and Hurricane Florence: High-Impact Weather IDSS, Preparedness, and Response with International Impacts
Trisha Palmer, NWS Greenville-Spartanburg, SC, Greer, SC
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM 2018 PGA Championship: Teeing Up Effective Decision Support Services
Kevin Deitsch, National Weather Service - St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM IDSS for tomorrow: You don’t have to reinvent the wheel
Benjamin SCHOTT, National Weather Service, Slidell, LA
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Decision Support vs Decision Making: Examples of Challenges Faced Performing On-Site Deployments in the Las Vegas Forecast Area
Trevor Boucher, National Weather Service, Las Vegas, NV
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Deploying an Interagency Debris Flow Decision Matrix for the Ferguson Burn Scar across Yosemite National Park and California Highway 140
Kris Mattarochia, NOAA/NWS Hanford, Science and Operations Officer, Hanford, CA
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Improving IDSS across Western Region by Supporting Exercises and Large Events from the Regional Operations Center
Scott Carpenter, NOAA/National Weather Service, Salt Lake City, UT
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Devastating Flash Flooding During a Record Breaking Wet Period in the Texas Hill Country
Katie Dedeaux, National Weather Service, San Angelo, TX
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Evolving NWS Aviation Weather Services at Kansas City Air Route Traffic Control Center: Impact-Based Decision Support Services to Support the New FAA District Concept and Future Considerations
Jennifer Zeltwanger, NWS - CWSU Kansas City, Olathe, KS
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Impact-Based Decision Support Services Collaboration Between NWS and FAA: 100th PGA Tournament Aviation Planning and Enhanced Services
Jennifer Zeltwanger, NWS - CWSU Kansas City, Olathe, KS
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Mutual Benefit from National Weather Service and Partner Simulation Exercises
Jennifer McNatt, National Weather Service - Southern Region Operations Center, Fort Worth, TX
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Impact-based Decision Support Services at the Ocean Prediction Center, A Summary of Spot Forecasts issued December 9-11th, 2017
Marshall Huffman, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Ocean Prediction Center, College Park, MD
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Customer Centric IDSS GIS Displays
Eleanor Dhuyvetter, NWS - El Paso, Santa Teresa, NM
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM WFO San Diego Decision Support for the Valentine’s Day 2019 Major Atmospheric River Event in Southern California
Matthew Moreland, NOAA/National Weather Service, San Diego, CA
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Decision Support Collaboration between the NWS and the US Border Patrol
Matthew Moreland, NOAA/National Weather Service, San Diego, CA
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM The Ultimate Partnership That Matters the Most: Evolving the National Weather Service through the Union of Science and Outreach
Daniel Hawblitzel, National Weather Service, Nashville, TN
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM The Weather Archive and Visualization Environment (WAVE) Update and Plans
Bill Rasch, NOAA/OAR/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM The Potential for Hazard Services: Science, Communication, and Collaboration for the NWS
Darrel Kingfield, NOAA/OAR/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Utilizing NWSChat effectively as the NWS shifts to an Impact-Based Decision Support Services Approach
Matthew Duplantis, National Weather Service, Shreveport, LA
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Impacts of Winter Storm Hazard Communication on Traffic Flow Patterns
Cory Mueller, National Weather Service - Sacramento, Sacramento, CA
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM A Music Festival, a Demolition Derby, and the Largest Outdoor Rodeo: Providing live-saving IDSS during Significant Severe Weather Episodes across Wyoming
Timothy Troutman, NOAA/National Weather Service, Riverton, Wyoming, Riverton, WY
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM A Burning Desire to Know Your Partners! Our Relationship with the Fire Weather Community
John Keyes, National Weather Service, Pocatello, ID
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM From a Pyrocumulus to a Severe Thunderstorm: An Environmental Analysis of an Anomalous Southern Plains Wildfire
Kaitlin Rutt, NOAA/National Weather Service, Amarillo, TX
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM The 2018 High Impact Wildfires across Rural Nevada and the Support Services provided by the National Weather Service
Derek Williams, National Weather Service, Elko, NV
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Implementing a Sustainable Infrastructure to Develop and Improve the National Weather Service Organizational Culture
Elyse Hagner, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Near and Long Term Development for NOAA’s RTMA Suite
Steven Levine, Systems Research Group/NCEP Environmental Modeling Center, College Park, MD
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM COMET Training Resources for the Current Landscape of Numerical Weather Prediction Guidance
William Bua, Univ Corp for Atmos Resarch/The COMET Program, College Park, MD
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Supporting User Applications for New-Generation Satellite Systems: COMET MetEd Training Resources for GOES-16/17 and JPSS
Amy Stevermer, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM VISIT / SHyMet training on GOES-16/17 imagery and products
Dan Bikos, CIRA / Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Real-Time 3D Image Generation from the GOES-16/17 Satellites
Kevin McGrath, Jacobs Technology, Space Exploration Group / NASA SPoRT, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System’s Proving Ground and Risk Reduction Program: Leveraging the JPSS Initiatives to Assist Operational Forecasters in the Application of Satellite Capabilities to Environmental Challenges.
Bill Sjoberg, NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System Program, Lanham, MD
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM The CIRA Advected Layered Precipitable Water Product and Applications to Help Forecast Hazardous Precipitation Events
John Forsythe, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA), Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Application of NUCAPS for Fire Weather Applications
Roger Allen, Jacobs (ESSCA) / NASA-MSFC SPoRT (ST11), Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM The Importance and Use of Wind and Thermodynamic Profiling Systems in the National Mesonet Program
Bill Conway, WDSS International, Norman, OK
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM A high latitude perspective of GOES-17. Usage, benefits, and limitations of the newest generation of satellite across southern Alaska
Michael Lawson, National Weather Service, Anchorage, AK
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM An overview of the Satellite Foundational Course for JPSS (SatFC-J)
Jorel Torres, CIRA/CSU, Fort Collins, CO
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Polar-orbiting and Geostationary capabilities and observations in support of active fires
Jorel Torres, CIRA/CSU, Fort Collins, CO
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Automated and Objective Thunderstorm Identification and Tracking using Operational Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) Data
Kelley Murphy, Earth System Science Center - University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM An Overview of Recent Satellite Training for GOES and JPSS
Brian Motta, NOAA/NWS, Boulder, CO
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Towards the Development of real-time Normalized Burn Ratio (NBR) and delta NBR imagery from GOES-16/17
Emily Berndt, NASA, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM GOES Satellite Constellation: Status, Challenges, Successes
Kathryn Mozer, NOAA/NESDIS, Greenbelt, MD
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM NOAA Updates on Latest Status of National and International Low-Earth Orbiting (LEO) Satellites – Data Processing, Distribution, and Product Generation to Users
Jason Taylor, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Supporting User Applications for New-Generation Satellite Systems: COMET MetEd Training Resources for GOES-16/17 and JPSS
Amy Stevermer, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM A Practical Look at GLM's Meteor Detection
Anita LeRoy, University of Alabama in Huntsville / NASA SPoRT, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM The Global Hydrology Resource Center: An Active Archive of Data and Knowledge Augmentation Services
Geoffrey Stano, Global Hydrology Resource Center / University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM New Tropical Products for the Inland Carolinas during the 2018 Hurricane Season: Successes and Caveats
Frank Alsheimer, NOAA/NWS, Columbia, SC
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Detection of Tropical Cyclone Tornadoes from Hurricane Harvey
Scott Overpeck, NWS Houston, League City, TX
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM South Alabama Mesonet observations during Tropical Storm Gordon (2018)
Sytske Kimball, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Effect of increased horizontal resolution on thunderstorm objects
John Lawson, CIMMS/NSSL, Norman, OK
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Graphical Results of a GFE Model Compare Tool
Leslie Colin, USDOC/NOAA/NWS, Boise, ID
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Developing “Edit Retention” for ForecastBuilder
Ryan Leach, National Weather Service, Missoula, MT
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Classification of Mountain Wave Events across the southern Appalachians
Matthew Anderson, NOAA/NWS/WFO-Morristown, TN, Morristown, TN
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM An update on CIRA’s GOES16/17 Proving Ground efforts
Ed Szoke, CIRA & NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM The 7th Annual Flash Flood and Intense Rainfall (FFaIR) Experiment: An Overview of the Day to Day Operations of the 2019 FFaIR Experiment
Sarah Trojniak, Systems Research Group, NOAA/NWS/WPC/HMT, College Park, MD
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM A 10-Year History of Improving Gridded Forecasting in the National Weather Service (NWS) Central Region
Andrew Just, National Weather Service Central Region Headquarters, Kansas City, MO
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Revitalizing the Enhanced Short-Term Forecast in the National Weather Service (NWS) Central Region
Andrew Just, National Weather Service Central Region Headquarters, Kansas City, MO
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Verification of a Machine Learning Algorithm in the Prediction of Flash Flooding
Mark Klein, National Weather Service - Weather Prediction Center, College Park, MD
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Collaboration and Enhancements within the AWIPS Program
Ronla Henry-Reeves, DOC/NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM NWS Hazard Services - Field Implementation and Vision
Mark Armstrong, DOC/NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM The WRF Lightning Forecasting Algorithm: Sensitivities to Microphysics and Boundary Layer Physics Schemes
Eugene Mccaul Jr, Universities Space Research Association, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Displaying Ensemble Data with Point Based Multivariable Plume Graphs
Charles Smith, National Weather Service WFO Medford, Medford, OR
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Examination of Moisture Plumes with an Emphasis on Factors that Help to Determine Impacts of Atmospheric Rivers in Southern California
Ivory Small, NOAA/NWS National Weather Service, San Diego, CA
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Baron Critical Weather Institute High Density, Real Time Alabama Mesonet
Udaysankar Nair, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Exploring the Use of High-Resolution Omega Fields for Blocked Flow
Paul Frisbie, National Weather Service, Elko, NV
Abstract | Presentation

O - Remote Sensing 2 – Detailed Agenda

September 12: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Open source software for visualizing meteorological satellite imagery
Jordan Gerth, CIMSS/SSEC/University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Abstract | Presentation
11:15 AM – 11:30 AM Multiple Radar/Multiple Sensor (MRMS) System: Next-Generation Optimization and Enhancement Project
Alan Gerard, OAR/NSSL, Norman, OK
Abstract | Presentation
11:30 AM – 11:45 AM Application of an Experimental High-Resolution Velocity Azimuth Display (HR-VAD) Algorithm within Severe Convective Environments
Kevin Knupp, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
Abstract | Presentation
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM Analysis of a Long Range Tornadic Debris Signature Caused by a Violent Tornado in Havana, Cuba
William Churchill, National Weather Service, Key West, FL
Abstract | Presentation

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