Specialized Operations


Our goal is to address and monitor issues of importance to specialized operational service providers in agriculture, air quality, fire weather, marine, climatology, hydrology, and additional areas as needed in the public and private sectors.

Committee Members:

Air Quality



John Cannon (2020)
NWS Gray/Portland, ME
1 Weather Lane
Gray, ME 04039
Telephone: (303) 497-8316
Fax: (303) 497-8491

Ross Van Til (2020)
NWS Forecast Decision Training Division
3085 Center Green Dr
Boulder, CO 80301
Telephone: 303-497-8316

Operational Climatology

Chris Stachelski (2021)
NWS Eastern Region Headquarters
630 Johnson Ave, Suite 202
Bohemia, NY 11716
Telephone: 631-244-0157

Decision Support Services

Mike Eckert (2020)
3701 Macintosh Drive
Warrenton,VA 20187
Telephone: 540-422-4165

Charlie Woodrum (2020)
NWS Pacific Region Headquarters
1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. 176
Honolulu, HI 96818
Telephone: 304-282-5884

Road Weather


Fire Weather

Pamela Szatanek (2020)
NWS Anchorage
6930 Sand Lake Road
Anchorage, AK 99502-1845
Telephone: 907-266-5105

Severe Weather

Christine Wielgos (2019)
NWS Paducah
8250 KY Hwy 3520
West Paducah, KY 42086
Telephone: 270-744-6440


Greg Story (2019)
HAS Forecaster
West Gulf River Forecast Center
3401 Northern Cross Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76137
Telephone: 817-831-3289 x204

Tropical Weather

Robert Garcia (Webmaster) (2020)
Senior Meteorologist
NWS Miami-South Florida
11691 SW 17th St
Miami, FL 33165
Telephone: 305-229-4522

Team Leader

Wendy Sellers (2020)
NWS Central Processing
1325 East West Hwy, Bldg. SSMC2
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3283
Telephone: 301-427-6932


Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
California Air Resources Board
Colorado Air Pollution Control Division
Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
Delaware Division of Air and Waste Management – Air Quality Management
Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Indiana Department of Environmental Management – Office of Air Quality Smog WatchKentucky Division for Air Quality
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Maine Department of Environmental Protection Air Quality Forecasts
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Missouri Department of Natural Resources – Air and Land Protection Division
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection – Bureau of Air Monitoring
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Division of Air Quality
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control – Bureau of Air Quality
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Utah Department of Environmental Quality Division of Air Quality
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Ozone Monitoring
EPA Air Quality Index (AQI) – AIRNow
EPA – developmental course in air quality
NOAA – Air Resources Laboratory Real Time Products
NOAA Home Page – Air Quality Product Portal
San Francisco Bay Area Air Quality Management District
Chicago Partners for Clean Air
County of San Diego – Air Pollution Control District
Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments – Air Quality Products
Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
Mid-America Regional Council – Environmental Programs
Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency
HPC Air Quality Guidance – Summer
Regional Air Pollution Control Agency – Dayton, OH
San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
Santa Barbara Air Pollution Control District
South Coast of California Air Quality Management District
Spare the Air – Air Quality for the Bay Area of California
St Louis Regional Clean Air Partnership
Australian Air Quality Forecasting System
Environment Canada Air Quality Services
Environment Canada Regional Air Quality
Ontario, Canada Ministry of the Environment
United Kingdom National Air Quality Information Archive
Weather Channel Air Quality Forecast Portal
National Allergy Bureau


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