Register Now for the Sixth Tri-State Weather Conference Sat 10/1

What: The Sixth Tri-State Weather Conference

When: Saturday, October 1, 2016

Where: Science Bldg Rm 125, Midtown Campus of Western Connecticut State University, 181 White Street, Danbury, CT

Tell: Please forward this e-mail to your weather friends, students and colleagues


Registration details: The registration fee of $30 includes a 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.

Please make checks payable to WCSU and mail before the registration deadline to:

Gary Lessor
WCSU Weather Center
Western Connecticut State University
181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810

Preliminary Sixth Tri-State Weather Conference Schedule

8:00-8:40 Register, socialize and continental breakfast.
8:40-8:50 Opening remarks
8:50-9:50 Louis Uccellini, Head of the National Weather Service (NWS), Silver Spring, MD.
9:50-10:10 Jeffrey Tongue, NOAA/NWS, New York, NY
A Paradigm Change for Meteorological Data.
10:10-10:40 Anthony Praino, I.B.M.
An integrated modeling and observing system for the study of ecology of Lake George in the Jefferson Project.
10:40-11:05 Morning break
11:05-11:40 Robert Hart. F.S.U.
The diverse roots of our beloved meteorology and the arbitrary definition of hurricane landfall & droughts (including the current one!)
11:40-12:25 Quincy Vagell, Freelance Storm chaser.
Storm Chasing: the Dangers and Excitement.
12:30-1:40 Lunch – Student Center Cafeteria
1:40-2:00 Eleanor Vallier-Talbot, NOAA/NWS, Taunton, MA
The 25th Anniversary of Hurricane Bob.
2:00-2:25 Michael Erickson, Weather Prediction Center
New Ways of Displaying Convection Allowing Ensemble Data for WPC Forecasters.
2:25-2:45 Megan Martin, Climate Central.
2:45-3:05 Afternoon break
3:05-3:25 Carlie Buccola, NOAA/NWS, New York, NY
Social Media and High Impact Weather Events: The Good, Bad, and The Ugly
3:25-3:45 Gary Conte, NOAA/NWS, New York, NY
Communicating Risk for Extreme Weather in a Changing Climate.
3:45-4:20 Dr. Joseph D’Aleo, Weatherbell
We have seen Some Wild Winters in Recent Years, Will this be another to remember?
4:20-5:00 Panel discussion with speakers.

Poster presentations:

  1. Melissa Fleming, The Weather Gamut and Studio MF. Art Can Help Broaden the Public Conversation on Climate Change.
  2. Anthony Praino, IBM. An Integrated Modeling and Observing System for the Study of Ecology of Lake George in the Jefferson Project.
  3. Eleanor Vallier-Talbot NWS Taunton, The 25th Anniversary of Hurricane Bob, a look back in time.
  4. Steven Barabas, Storm Chaser, Storm chasing vehicle.

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

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.

P.S. Excellent blog:

What Fueled Louisiana’s Deadly Flood?

DOT Earth, August 17, 2016

By former April 2016 AMS LI/NYC Speaker Andrew Revkin

Mark Kramer

Co-Chair Sixth Tri-State Weather Conference

Chair New York City/Long Island AMS Chapter


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