Subject: NCEP 1979 Presidents’ Day Snowstorm Colloquium
The colloquium commemorating the 1979 Presidents’ Day snowstorm, hosted by the NWS National Centers for Environmental Prediction, will be held Wednesday, May 28.
This past February was the 35th anniversary of the 1979 Presidents’ Day snowstorm. To recognize the advances madesince this storm in the understanding, predictive capability, and service advancements of extratropical cyclones, NCEP will be hosting a one day colloquium at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP) in College Park, MD on Wednesday, May 28, 2014.
We will have six key speakers followed by shorter contributions (15 min) in the afternoon. A preliminary schedule is available on the Colloquium website. We plan on leaving time for discussion at the breaks and more formally in the meeting room. There will be a tour of the 4th floor operations following the talks. We realize that travel may be difficult for some,however, we will be able to facilitate remote participation.
We are hoping to have participation (remote or in person) by students, operational forecasters, and developers as this is a truly unique opportunity to discuss openly the challenges of the past, present, and future.
Registration, information, and flyer are available at: http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/35th.php. There is no registration fee. We have made arrangements for snacks, beverages, and lunch with the Kloud Cafe on site for an individual fee. The sign up, menu, and selection for lunch is available on the Colloquium website.
We look forward to having you participate and help make this a memorable event. Please share this with your departments, colleagues, and anyone you think would be interested in taking part.
Joe Sienkiewicz, NOAA/NWS Ocean Prediction Center
Dave Novak, NOAA/NWS Weather Prediction Center