6th Tri-State Weather Conf-Sat-Oct 1 & Is it Time to Lengthen the Hurricane Season? – No NYC NWSFO Open house

FYI -The New York City National Weather Service will not be having an open house at Brookhaven Nat’l Lab (BNL) this summer. See below for this summer’s BNL program schedule.

The Sixth Tri-State Weather Conference will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Science Building Room 125 on the Midtown Campus of Western Connecticut State University, 181 White Street, Danbury, Connecticut. Continental breakfast will be served from 8:00 to 8:30 a.m. in the Science Building Atrium. Please arrive early for check-in and breakfast.

The conference is presented by the Meteorology Program at Western Connecticut State University and co-sponsored by the WestConn Student Chapter of the AMS, the New York City/Long Island Chapter of the AMS, NOAA/National Weather Service/Upton, N.Y and NOAA/National Weather Service/Taunton, MA. The purpose of the conference is to enhance education, professional development and communication among private and public sector meteorologists, researchers, educators, students, emergency management officials, and weather enthusiasts.

Submissions, in the form of oral presentations and posters, are being solicited on high impact weather events that affect the Tri-State region of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Potential topics would include, but are not limited to, nor‘easters and winter weather, severe thunderstorms, tropical weather and hurricanes, climate change, and mesoscale meteorology. We are especially interested in presentations about significant historical weather events from the region from the past twenty-five, fifty, seventy-five and one hundred years or more. The deadline for abstracts is July 15, 2016.

Registration details

The registration fee is $30 and will include continental breakfast, morning and afternoon snacks and a full buffet lunch, along with conference materials. Registrations and payments after the September 23 deadline will be accepted on a ‘space available’ basis.

For further information, contact Gary Lessor, Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Meteorology, Western Connecticut State University, 181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810 (tel: 203-837-8552; email: lessorg or Mark Kramer, co-chair c/o WeatherMark LLC 914-777-1729, e-mail at nycliams

Register at http://www.wcsu.edu/weatherconference/

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