NATIONAL WEATHER ASSOCIATION
33rd NWA ANNUAL MEETING

The National Weather Association's 33rd Annual Meeting was held at the Galt House Hotel & Suites, on the waterfront in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, October 11-16, 2008.

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THEME: Utilizing Our Past to Improve Our Future

The Annual Meeting Program Committee Chair was John Gordon, the Meteorologist-In-Charge at the NOAA/NWS Forecast Office, 6201 Theiler Lane, Louisville, KY 40229; annualmeeting@nwas.org; (502) 969-8842.
The Broadcaster Workshop Program Chair was Bryan Karrick, KCCI-TV Meteorologist, 888 Ninth Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309; bkarrick@hearst.com.

The NWA would like to thank the authors for making their presentations available to the association and the public. Some presentations may not be online if the author chose not to grant the NWA permission to make the presentation available due to proprietary or other considerations. The abstract and presentations are organized by day and topic within the conference agenda.

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Saturday, 11 October 2008

0900 AM - 1000 PM NWA Registration and Information Desk will be open outside the Segell Room
0900 AM - 1000 PM Exhibits setup in Segell Room
1000 AM - 0400 PM Aviation Weather Workshop for Pilots at Bowman Field, Louisville, KY
NOON NWA Golf Classic begins with lunch at Shawnee Golf Course in Louisville, KY

Sunday, 12 October 2008 Broadcaster Workshop - French Room

NOTE - Presentations and workshops as shown below are for the continuing education of Television and Radio Weather Broadcasters and those in related fields, but all individuals interested are most welcome to register, attend, and participate.

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Session Chair: Bryan Karrick, Broadcaster Workshop Program Chair, KCCI-TV, Des Moines, IA

0830 AM Welcoming Remarks.
John Scala, NWA President, WGAL TV, Lancaster, PA

0835 AM Opening Remarks.
Mike Goldberg, NWA Broadcast Meteorology Committee Chair, and Bryan Karrick, Broadcaster Workshop Program Chair, KCCI TV, Des Moines, IA

0845 AM Welcome to Louisville!
Paul Emmick, WDRB TV, Louisville, KY

Session 1: Winter Weather
Session Chair: Bryan Karrick, Broadcaster Workshop Program Chair, KCCI TV, Des Moines, IA
0855 AM [p]   NOAA/NWS Winter Weather Advisory and Warning Product Simplification.
Andy Horvitz, NOAA/NWS/Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services, Silver Spring, MD

0910 AM [p]   National Weather Service/HPC Winter Weather Forecast Desk.
Dan Petersen, NOAA/NWS/ NCEP/Hydrometeorological Prediction Center, Camp Springs, MD

Session 2: General Interest
Session Chair: Bryan Karrick, Broadcaster Workshop Program Chair, KCCI TV, Des Moines, IA

0925 AM [p]   The Forecast Page.
Jeff Ray, WKRN TV, Nashville, TN

0940 AM [p]   What's That Bright Star Near the Moon?
Joe Rao, News 12 Westchester/Hudson Valley, Yonkers, NY

0955 AM Coffee Break; Exhibits open in Segell Room

Session 3A: Severe Weather I
Session Chair: Dan McCarthy, NWA Awards Committee Chair, NOAA/NWS Indianapolis, IN

1025 AM [p]   One Year of Storm Based Warnings.
John Ferree, NWA Professional Development Committee Chair, NOAA/NWS Norman, OK

1045 AM [p]   The Storm Prediction Center Mesoscale Discussion (MD) Program.
Joseph Schaefer (NWA Past President), NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK

1100 AM [p]   Significant Tornado Events of 2008.
Greg Carbin, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK

1130 AM [p]   NWS/SPC Watch Survey for Broadcasters.
Greg Carbin, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK; Richard Okulski (NWA Councilor), NOAA/NWS Memphis, TN; and George Mathews, NOAA/NWS Knoxville/Tri-Cities, TN

NOON Lunch on your own; Exhibits open in Segell Room

Session 3B: Severe Weather II
Session Chair: Dan McCarthy, NWA Awards Committee Chair, NOAA/NWS Indianapolis, IN

0130 PM The Baron Tornado Index, a Breakthrough in Tornado Detection.
Matthew Havin, Baron Services, Huntsville, AL

0145 PM [p]   The 5-6 February 2008 Tornadic QLCS: Warning Philosophy Versus Warning Reality at NWS Louisville.
Theodore Funk and Angela Lese, NOAA/NWS Louisville, KY

0200 PM One Year Later: Greensburg. The Partnership Between the NWS and Broadcasters.
Dave Freeman, KSN TV, Wichita, KS

0230 PM [p]   Severe Weather and Major Sports Venues in Kentucky: Is There a Plan to Keep Fans Safe?
T.G. Shuck, WKYT TV, Lexington, KY

Session 4: NWR
Session Chair: Carl Thormeyer, KSBW TV, Monterey-Salinas, CA
0245 PM [p]   How to Build A Successful Weather Radio Campaign.
Chris Allen, WBKO TV, Bowling Green, KY; T.G. Shuck, WKYT TV, Lexington, KY; and John Belski, WAVE TV, Louisville, KY

0300 PM Refreshment Break; Exhibits open in Segell Room

0330 PM [p]   Picture This Weather.
Alan Sealls, Chief Meteorologist WKRG TV, Mobile, AL

Session 5: Climatology
Session Chair: Carl Thormeyer, KSBW TV, Monterey-Salinas, CA
0345 PM On The Two Sides of Global Warming.
H. Michael Mogil, CCM, How the Weatherworks, Naples, FL

0400 PM Climate Fest '08: What Both Sides Agree On.
Miles Muzio, KBAK TV, Bakersfield, CA

0415 PM Broadcaster Panel Discussion: Audience Questions/Topics Answered by Fellow Broadcasters.

0500 PM - 645 PM Student Poster Session (Stopher Room) - Please visit with students!

0515 PM Dinner on your own; Exhibits open until 600 PM

0700PM - 1000PM TAPE SWAP 2008.
Mike Goldberg, Broadcast Meteorology Committee Chair, and Larry Rice, Broadcast Seal of Approval Committee Chair
[Attendees: Please submit your DVDs and VHS tapes to the NWA Registration and Information Desk volunteers by 5:00 PM and ensure your name, address, and station are listed on the tape.]

Sunday, 12 October 2008

1st NWA Annual Meeting Student Session - Coe Room

0100 PM Welcome and Introductions.
John Scala, NWA President, WGAL TV, Lancaster, PA

0105 PM [p]   Career Wake Up Call.
Jon Zeitler, NOAA/NWS Austin/San Antonio, TX

0125 PM [p]   Reality Check: Separating Yourself from the Rest in the Competitive Job Market.
John Gordon, NWA Program Committee Chair, NOAA/NWS Louisville, KY

0140 PM [p]   How to Prepare a Resume.
Elise Johnson (Student Ex-Officio), University of Alabama-Huntsville, Huntsville, AL

0200 PM [p]   How to do an Interview.
John Ogren, NOAA/NWS Central Region Headquarters, Kansas City, MO

0220 PM [p]   A Lifetime of Growth and Success through Mentoring.
Ken Carey, NWA Remote Sensing Committee Chair, Noblis, Inc., Falls Church, VA

0240 PM [p]   How to Write an Abstract and Scientific Paper.
Jeff Medlin, NOAA/NWS Mobile, AL

0300 PM Break

0330 PM [p]   How to Give an Oral Presentation.
John Scala, NWA President, WGAL TV, Lancaster, PA

0350 PM [p]   How to Put Together a Great Poster.
John Gagan, NWA Weather Analysis & Forecasting Committee Chair, NOAA/NWS Springfield, MO

0405 PM Weather Jeopardy.
John Gordon, NWA Program Committee Chair, NOAA/NWS Louisville, KY, and John Ogren NOAA/NWS Central Region Headquarters, Kansas City, MO

0500 PM Student Poster Session - Stopher Room

Posters:

P0.01 The County Bias of Severe Thunderstorm Warnings and Severe Thunderstorm Weather Reports for the Central Texas Region.
Kevin Barrett, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

P0.02 An Analysis of the Elevated Mixed Layer during the Super Tuesday Outbreak.
Christina Crowe and John Mecikalski, University of Alabama-Huntsville, Huntsville, AL

P0.03 Total Lightning Trend Analysis of Two EF-4 Tornado Producing Supercells from 6 February 2008.
Christopher Schultz and Walter Petersen, University of Alabama-Huntsville, Huntsville, AL

P0.04 Correction Factor for the ASOS All Weather Precipitation Accumulation Gauge.
Adam Tripp, NCAR, Boulder, CO and Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO, and Scott Landolt, NCAR, Boulder, CO

P0.05 Lightning Behavior and its Dependence on Storm Kinematic and Precipitation Processes for an EF-4 Tornado Producing Supercell on 6 February 2008.
Elise Johnson (Student Ex-Officio) and Walter Petersen, University of Alabama-Huntsville, Huntsville, AL

P0.06 April 3, 1974: The Monticello Tornado.
Stephanie Dunten, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN

P0.07 February 5-6 Mid-South Tornado Outbreak.
Nick Rodgers, Sam Roberts and Shane Smith, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

P0.08 January 29, 2008 Squall Line in Kentucky.
Jane Marie Wix, Joseph Wilson, Taylor Elder, and Christopher Cline, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

P0.09 April 16, 1998 Supercell Outbreak Over the Mid-South.
Danny Grant and Luke Miles, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

P0.10 Mesoscale Analysis of the Jackson County Storm: February 6, 2008.
Christina Crowe, University of Alabama-Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, and Mike Coyne, NOAA/NWS Huntsville, AL

P0.11 Using the 3-D Index as a Forecast Tool for Daytime, Warm-Season, Surface-Based Thunderstorms.
Kurt Grathwohl and Patrick Market (NWA Councilor), University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

P0.12 The Super-Tuesday Tornado Outbreak of 2008: Significant Parameters in a Low-CAPE Environment.
Michael DeFino and Chad Kauffman, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA

P0.13 [p]   The Carrollton, Georgia EF-3 Tornado of 26 February 2008.
Kevin Davis, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, and Steven Nelson, NOAA/NWS Atlanta/Peachtree City, GA

P0.14 [p]   Accuracy of a Local WRF-ARW Model Run for the 22-24 December 2007 Cyclone Using the New Model Evaluation Tools Verification Package.
Kimberly Hoogewind and Martin Baxter, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI

P0.15 Case Studies of Two Aircraft Icing Research Flights.
Brianna Cote and Cory Wolff, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO

P0.16 Meteorologically Adjusted Ozone Trend Analysis.
Kristen Gore, Adrienne Wootten, Tim Brown, Jie Zheng, and George Antczak, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

P0.17 Object-Oriented and Traditional Precipitation Verification of the 2004-2005 SPC/NSSL Spring Programs.
Adam Pasch, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO; Michael Baldwin, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and Charles Graves, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO

P0.18 NAM, GFS and NGM Temperature Comparisons for the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley Region Using Model Output Statistics from 2003-2007.
Kyle Olmstead, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA

P0.19 Accelerometer Data of Zonal Winds and Atmospheric Modeling from the MRO Mission.
Kimberly Zoldak, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA

P0.20 Analysis of the Mean Decay Rate and Decay Abnormalities of Tropical Cyclones Over Land in the North Atlantic Basin.
Matthew Bloemer and Robert Hart, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

P0.21 Theoretical and Observational Studies of Sea Breeze in New Jersey.
Justin Schulte and Shing Yoh, Kean University, Union, NJ

P0.22 A Reanalysis of the 2007 Valentine’s Day Winter Storm.
Christina Longo and Chad Kauffman, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA

P0.23 Compositing Analysis of Heavy Snow Events Within the St. Louis, MO County Warning Area.
Jayson Gosselin, Chad Gravelle, and Charles Graves, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, and Fred Glass, NOAA/NWS St. Louis, MO

P0.24 March 7-8, 2008 Kentucky Snowstorm.
Tony Bedel, Gladness Adkins, and Alan Lafferty, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

P0.25 February 15-16, 2003 Lexington, KY Ice Storm.
Justin Logan, Monica Motley, and Chris Blinn, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

P0.26 January 17-18, 1994 Northern Kentucky Blizzard.
Astrid Suarez Gonzales, Brittney Whitehead, and Kevin Hulsman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

P0.27 WRF-ARW Simulations of a Mesoscale Snowband Event in Des Moines Iowa.
Emily Berndt and Charles Graves, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO

P0.28 Classification of New England Climate Zones for Use in a Winter Severity Index.
Nicholas Webb, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH

P0.29 Student Teaching/Training in Astronomy, Geology, and Earth System Science (STAGES).
Paul Croft (NWA Past President), William Heyniger, William Moore, and Jacqueline Parr, Kean University, Union, NJ

P0.30 Working in a Community of Outreach Research Experiences (The Working Core).
Paul Croft (NWA Past President) and Sal Orobello, Kean University, Union, NJ

P0.31 Hurricane Fredric: A Gulf Coast Nightmare, the Terrible Truth of Tropical Destruction.
Fred Schmidt and Charles Aldrich, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL

P0.32 A Synoptic Reanalysis of the Tornado Outbreak of 22 May 2008 in the Central Plains.
Adam Cinderich and Jason Fouchard, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA

P0.33 The Effectiveness of Using Selected Teleconnection Indices for Winter Weather Events in Western Pennsylvania.
Joshua Eachus, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA

P0.34 A Spatio-Temporal Analysis of the 1930-1931 and 2007 Droughts in Kentucky.
Crystal Bergman and Stuart Foster, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

P0.35 Interannual Variability of Southern Hemisphere Storm Tracks: Observations and Models.
Timothy Eichler, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, and Jon Gottschalck and Wayne Higgins, NOAA/NWS/NCEP Climate Prediction Center, Camp Springs, MD

P0.36 Relationship Between Vegetation Boundaries and Severe Local Storms in the Delta Region of Mississippi.
David Keeney and Michael Brown, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS

P0.37 February 5-6 Tornado Outbreak in the Mid-South.
William Rodgers, Shane Smith, and Sam Roberts, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

P0.38 Parameters Associated with North Georgia Ice Storms.
Anthony Cummings, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, and Steven Nelson, NOAA/NWS Atlanta/Peachtree City, GA

P0.39 The Stratus Rules of Thumb.
Brittany Beggs, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO, and John Gagan (NWA Weather Analysis & Forecasting Committee Chair), Megan Terry, and Gerry Claycomb, NOAA/NWS Springfield, MO

P0.40 Analysis of the 4th of July 2006 Washington, DC Severe Thunderstorm: Synoptic and Mesoscale Assessment.
Elizabeth Thompson, Valparaiso University, IN, Sarah Rogowski, and Steven Zubrick, NOAA/NWS Sterling, VA

Monday, 13 October 2008 Annual Meeting General Sessions - Ballroom C

0700 AM - 0730 AM NWA Registration and Information Desk will be open outside Segell Room

0730 AM - 0900 AM Daily Weather Discussion

0900 AM - 0600 PM Exhibits open in Segell Room

Session 0: Opening Session and Keynote Addresses
0800 AM Welcoming Remarks and NWA President's Message.
John Scala, NWA President, WGAL TV, Lancaster, PA

0815 AM Keynote Address.
Tom Skilling, Chief Meteorologist WGN TV, Chicago, IL

0900 AM NWA Announcements.
John Gordon, NWA Program Committee Chair, NOAA/NWS Louisville, KY

0910 AM Invited Talk - The Great Flood of 1937: Hell and High Water in Louisville, Kentucky.
Rick Bell, U.S. Marine Hospital Foundation, Louisville, KY

Session 1: Weather Hazards – Wind
Session Chair: Alan Sealls, Chief Meteorologist, WKRG TV, Mobile, AL
0930 AM [p]   Using the Avenal Wind Storm to Improve Predictions of Localized Wind Events in Central California.
James Brotherton, NOAA/NWS Hanford, CA

0945 AM [p]   A Peak Wind Probability Forecast Tool for Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Winifred Crawford (NWA Councilor), NASA /KSC/AMU/ENSCO Inc., Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, and William Roeder, USAF 45th Weather Squadron/Patrick AFB, FL

1000 AM Coffee Break; Exhibits open in Segell Room

Session 2A: Historical Weather Events I
Session Chair: John Scala, NWA President, WGAL TV Lancaster, PA
1030 AM [p]   Invited Talk - A High Resolution Simulation of the 9-10 November 1975 Edmund Fitzgerald Storm.
Tom Hultquist, NOAA/NWS Twin Cities, MN

1050 AM [p]   Invited Talk - Hurricane Iniki 1992.
Wes Browning, NOAA/NWS St. Louis, MO

1110 AM [p]   Invited Talk - The Mount Washington 1934 Wind Storm.
Brian Clark, Mount Washington Observatory, North Conway, NH

1130 AM [p]   A Reanalysis of the Fargo, North Dakota F5 Tornado (20 June 1957) Using Today's Technology.
Chauncy Schultz, NOAA/NWS Bismarck, ND/University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

1145 AM Lunch on your own; Exhibits open in Segell Room

Session 3: Tropical and Marine Weather
Session Chair: Keith Blackwell, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
0100 PM [p]   Invited Talk - The 1935 Labor Day Hurricane.
Rusty Pfost, NOAA/NWS Miami, FL

0120 PM [p]   Waterspout Forecasting - A U.S. Gulf Coast Retrospective and Modern Day Look.
Jeffery Garmon, NOAA/NWS Mobile, AL

0135 PM [p]   NOAA/National Weather Service Forecasting and Observing of Great Lakes Rip Currents.
Dave Guenther, NOAA/NWS Marquette, MI

0150 PM [p]   A Gulfstream Hazard Scale For Mariners.
Dane Clark and Jenifer Clark, Jenifer Clark's Gulfstream, Dunkirk, MD.

0205 PM - 0335 PM Poster Session I (Break Included) - Stopher Room


Session Chairs: John Belski, WAVE TV, Louisville, KY; Wayne Hart, WEHT TV, Evansville, IN; and T.G. Shuck, WKYT TV, Lexington, KY

Posters:

P1.1 Using RUC Model Potential Vorticity (PV) Fields to Improve Short Term Forecasts of Snowfall Amounts.
Benjamin Schott, NOAA/NWS Great Falls, MT

P1.2 Development and Verification of a Sub-Regional WRF Ensemble for Lake Effect Snow Forecasting.
Justin Arnott and Michael Evans, NOAA/NWS Binghamton/Johnson City, NY

P1.3 Impacts of Very Small Initial Condition Errors on Mesoscale Aspects of Two Cyclones.
Martin Baxter, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI

P1.4 [p]   Performance of a Local Mesoscale Model with Data Denial.
Leela Watson and William H. Bauman III, NASA Applied Meteorology Unit/ENSCO, Inc., Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL

P1.5 GOES-R Proving Ground Concept.
James Gurka, NOAA/NESDIS/GOES-R Program Office, Greenbelt, MD; Timothy Schmit, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, Madison, WI; and Anthony Mostek, NOAA/NWS Boulder CO

P1.6 Assessing Development of a Refined Technique for Retrieval of Vertical Profiles of Temperature and Moisture from the GOES Sounder with Current Real-Time Products.
Gary Wade, NOAA/NESDIS, Madison, WI; Jun Li, CIMSS, Madison, WI; James P. Nelson III, CIMSS, Madison, WI; and Timothy Schmit, NOAA/NESDIS, Madison, WI

P1.7 The NALMA Lightning Threat Product.
Dennis Buechler, University of Alabama-Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, and Geoffrey Stano, ENSCO, Huntsville, AL

P1.8 Critical Information Flow during the Stephens County, Texas Tornadoes of 9 April 2008: A Unique Application of NWS Collaboration Tools.
Gary Woodall, NOAA/NWS Fort Worth, TX

P1.9 Examination of Two Convective Episodes: Taking a Local Modeling Perspective.
Chris Franks, Steve Hentz, Jeffrey Craven (NWA Publications Committee Chair), and Anton Kapela, NOAA/NWS Milwaukee/Sullivan, WI

P1.10 A New Approach to Weather Forecasts at the Bonneville Power Administration.
Charles Ross, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR

P1.11 The F-Scale Then and Now.
Anthony Richey, NOAA/NWS Jackson, KY

P1.12 The Mississippi Tornadoes of 18 April 2008: Radar and Mesoscale Modeling Perspectives.
Greg Garrett and Alan Gerard (Past NWA President), NOAA/NWS Jackson, MS

P1.13 An Examination of an Evolving Pre-storm Environment in the Development of the 02 May 2008 Kansas City Bow Echo.
Mark O'Malley and Suzanne Fortin, NOAA/NWS Kansas City/Pleasant Hill, MO

P1.14 The Southern Minnesota Tornadoes of 29 March 1998: A Ten Year Anniversary Perspective.
Daniel Miller, NOAA/NWS Duluth, MN and Tom Hultquist, NOAA/NWS Twin Cities, MN

P1.15 Human Fatalities from Wind-Thrown Trees in the United States, 1995-2007.
Thomas Schmidlin, Kent State University, Kent, OH

P1.16 A Synoptic Climatology of Significant Hail Events in Florida.
Melissa Hurlbut, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK

P1.17 Comparison of Thunderstorm Events in Mid-South During the Winter and Spring of 2007/2008.
Thomas L. Salem, Jr., NOAA/NWS Memphis, TN

P1.18 New NWP Training Course: Effective Use of NWP in the Forecast Process.
William Bua, UCAR/COMET, Camp Springs, MD, and Stephen Jascourt, UCAR/COMET, Silver Spring, MD

P1.19 Bringing the Classroom Experience to the Web – Fire Weather Training Activities from COMET.
Elizabeth Page (NWA Vice President), UCAR/COMET, Charlotte, NC; Amy Stevermer, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO; and Larry Van Bussum, NOAA/NWS Boise, ID

P1.20 New Directions in COMET Education and Training.
Gregory Byrd, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO

P1.21 Weather Education: The Flood. Increasing Active Participation in the Classroom.
Pat Spoden, Christine Wielgos, and Rick Shanklin, NOAA/NWS Paducah, KY, Brian Bruch and Joseph Baust, Center for Environmental Education, Murray State University, Murray, KY

P1.22 Using Analogs as Medium Range Guidance for a Heavy Snow Event.
Chad Gravelle and Charles Graves, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, and John Gagan (NWA Weather Analysis & Forecasting Committee Chair), NOAA/NWS Springfield, MO

P1.23 TROWAL Evolution During the 14-15 December 2007 Midwestern Snow Event.
Patrick Market (NWA Councilor), Department of Soil, Environmental, and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO, and John Gagan (NWA Weather Analysis & Forecasting Committee Chair), NOAA/NWS Springfield, MO

P1.24 National Weather Service Flood Inundation Mapping.
Kai Roth, Jeff Graschel, and Dave Reed, NOAA/NWS/LMRFC, Slidell, LA

P1.25 Gridded Verification of Temperature Forecasts Across the NWS Southern Region.
Bernard Meisner and Jack Settelmaier, NOAA/NWS Southern Region Headquarters, Fort Worth, TX

P1.26 Kean University EMPOWERS ME!
Paul Croft (NWA Past President), and Tom Giordano, Kean University, Union, NJ

P1.27 Conceptualization of Convective Initiation in New Jersey for Operational Prediction.
Paul Croft (NWA Past President), Kean University, Union, NJ

P1.28 National Weather Service StormReady University Certification- A Student-led Project.
Charles Woodrum and Robert Goree, NOAA/NWS Tallahassee, FL, and Dave Bujak, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

P1.29 The Effects of Gravity Waves on the Sensible Weather.
Timothy Coleman and Kevin Knupp, University of Alabama-Huntsville, Huntsville, AL

P1.30 The Impact of the NPOESS/GOES-R Era on the Satellite Services Division/Satellite Analysis Branch and its Customers.
Jamie Kibler and Sheldon Kusselson, NOAA/NESDIS, Camp Springs, MD

P1.31 An Operational Approach to Leveraging Confidence Through the Use of Ensemble Guidance and Anomalies.
Matt Steinbugl and Richard Grumm, NOAA/NWS State College, PA

P1.32 A Costly Forecast by Broadcast Meteorologists: Denver’s Blind Reliance and Weak Alliance.
Joshua Nathan, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO and Stacy Barnes Emergency Management Administration, Fullerton, CA

Session 4: Ensemble Prediction Systems
Session Chair: Richard Grumm, NOAA/NWS State College, PA
0335 PM [p]   Using Ensembles to Anticipate Significant Weather Events.
Richard Grumm, NOAA/NWS State College, PA

0350 PM [p]   Utilizing Standardized Anomalies Based on Ensemble Prediction System Output to Assess Impending Weather Events: Case Study of the January 2008 Western U.S. Winter Storm.
Randy Graham (NWA Councilor), NOAA/NWS Salt Lake City, UT

0405 PM [p]   The March 7-8 Ohio Valley Snowstorm: An Operational Approach to Using Ensemble Guidance and Anomalies.
Mark Jarvis, NOAA/NWS Louisville, KY and Richard Grumm, NOAA/NWS State College, PA

Session 5A: Instrumentation and Techniques - Radar Session Chair: Pat Spoden, NOAA/NWS Paducah, KY
0420 PM [p]   The Experimental Warning Program 2008 Spring Experiment at the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed.
Gregory Stumpf, Travis Smith, and Kevin Manross, CIMMS/NSSL, Norman OK, and Dave Andra, NWS/NOAA Norman, OK

0435 PM [p]   High Resolution, Lower Tropospheric Radar Networks: The CASA Program.
Brenda Phillips, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA; Ellen Bass and Don Rude, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; and Jerry Brotzge, University of Oklahoma, Norman OK

0450 PM [p]   ARMOR Dual-Polermetric Radar Observations of Two Tornadic Supercells During the 2008 Super-Tuesday Tornado Outbreak.
Lawrence Carey, ESSC/NSSC University of Alabama-Huntsville, Huntsville, AL; Walter Petersen, NSSTC, NASA MSFC, Huntsville, AL; and Kevin Knupp, University of Alabama-Huntsville, Huntsville, AL

0505 PM [p]   Invited Talk - Severe Weather and Major Sports Venues in Kentucky: Is There a Plan to Keep Fans Safe?
T.G. Shuck, WKYT TV, Lexington, KY

0525 PM Open discussion and wrap up

0630PM Icebreaker Event - River Cruise on the Belle of Louisville Riverboat - Sponsored by Midland Radio, Baron Services, Vaisala, WeatherBug, and the National Weather Association

Tuesday, 14 October 2008 Annual Meeting General Sessions - Ballroom C

0700 AM - 0730 AM NWA Registration and Information Desk will be open outside Segell Room

0730 AM Daily Weather Discussion

0755 AM Morning Announcements
John Gordon, NWA Program Committee Chair, NOAA/NWS Louisville, KY

0800 AM Keynote Address
Jack Hayes, NOAA Assistant Administrator for Weather Services, and National Weather Service Director, Silver Spring, MD

0900 AM - 0400 PM Exhibits open in Segell Room.

Session 6A: Severe Weather - Tornadoes
Session Chair: Mike Vescio, President-Elect, NOAA/NWS Pendleton, OR
0840 AM [p]   Invited Talk - Lessons Learned from the 1974 Super Outbreak.
Greg Forbes, The Weather Channel, Atlanta, GA

0900 AM [p]   An Overview of the Northwood, North Dakota EF-4 Tornado (26 August 2007).
David Kellenbenz and James Kaiser NOAA/NWS Grand Forks, ND

0915 AM [p]   Multiple Doppler Radar Analysis of the 02 May 2008 Kansas City Bow Echo.
Evan Bookbinder and Suzanne Fortin, NOAA/NWS Pleasant Hill, MO

Session 5B: Instruments and Techniques - Satellite
Session Chair: Dennis Buechler, NASA/Global Hydrology and Climate Center, Huntsville, AL
0930 AM [p]   An Evaluation of Transitioning New Satellite Products to Operations, and Future Directions.
Jordon Joel Gerth, CIMSS/SSEC University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

0945 AM [p]   Nearcasting Convective Destabilization Using Information from the GOES Sounder.
Robert Aune, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR/ASPB, Madison, WI
1000 AM Coffee Break; Exhibits open in Segell Room

Session 7A: Weather Analysis and Forecasting I
Session Chair: John Gagan, NWA Weather Analysis and Forecasting Committee Chair, NOAA/NWS Springfield, MO
1030 AM [p]   The August 2007 Heat Wave in the NWS St. Louis County Warning Area.
Fred Glass, NOAA/NWS St. Louis, MO

1045 AM [p]   The Effects of Atlantic Hurricanes on Air Quality in Ontario.
Frank Dempsey, Ontario Ministry of Environment, Toronto, Canada

1100 AM [p]   A Comparative Analysis of Two Heavy Banded Snow Events for the East Coast and Central U.S.
Austin Gibbons, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO; Michael Evans, NOAA/NWS Binghamton/Johnson City, NY; Chad Gravelle and Emily Berndt, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO; and Michael Paddock, NOAA/NWS Phoenix, AZ

Session 8: River Flooding
Session Chair: Mike Callahan, NOAA/NWS Louisville, KY
1115 AM [p]   Development of Near-Real-Time and Predicted Flood-Inundation Maps for Internet Display and Hazard Mitigation Planning.
Sally Pavlow, NOAA/NWS Indianapolis, IN; Moon Kim, USGS Water Science Center, Indianapolis, IN; and Kevin Mickey, The Polis Center, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN

1130 AM [p]   OHRFC Short Lead-Time Probabilistic Hydrologic Forecasting.
Thomas Adams and James Noel, NOAA/NWS/OHRFC, Wilmington, OH

1145 AM Lunch on your own; Exhibits open in Segell Room

Session 2B: Historical Weather Events II Session Chair: Sam Champion, Good Morning America, ABC News, New York, NY
0100 PM Invited Talk - Advancements in Flash Flood Prediction Since the Big Thompson, Colorado Flash Flood of 1976.
Matthew Kelsch, UCAR COMET, Boulder, CO

0120 PM [p]   Invited Talk - The June 1953 Tornadoes of Flint and Worcester: How They Happened and What We Learned.
Eleanor Vallier-Talbot, NWA Education Committee Co-Chair, NOAA/NWS Boston/Taunton, MA

0140 PM [p]   Invited Talk - Sierra Slam: The Historic 1952 Blizzard in the Sierra-Nevada Mountains.
Chris Smallcomb, NOAA/NWS Reno, NV

Session 9: Situational Awareness Session Chair: Jacqui Jeras, CNN Worldwide, Atlanta, GA
0155 PM Using Google Earth as a Situational Awareness Tool: An NWS Central Region Headquarters Example.
Brian Walawender, NOAA/NWS Central Region Headquarters, Kansas City, MO

0210 PM [p]   Situational Awareness and Operational Issues with a Rare January Tornado in Wisconsin.
Jeffrey Craven (NWA Publications Committee Chair), NOAA/NWS Milwaukee/Sullivan, WI

0225 PM [p]   Responding to the Unexpected: Attaining Situation Awareness When You Least Expect It.
Elizabeth Quoetone, NWA Commissioner of Committees, NOAA/NWS/WDTB, Norman, OK

0240 PM - 0410 PM Poster Session II (Break Included) - Stopher Room

Session Chairs: Ken Graham, NOAA/NWS New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA; Gregory Goodrich, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY; and Chad Kauffman, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA.

Posters:

P2.1 A Review of a Southern Appalachian High Wind Event.
William Modzelewski, NOAA/NWS Jackson, KY

P2.2 Analysis of Cloud and Cloud-to-Ground Lightning in Winter Precipitation.
Brian Pettegrew, Patrick Market (NWA Councilor), and Charly Clendenning, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; and Ronald Holle and Nicholas Demetriades, Vaisala, Inc., Tucson, AZ

P2.3 The Impact Based Winter Weather Hazard System at NOAA/NWS Marquette, MI.
Michael Dutter, Matthew Zika, Andrew Just, and Tom Green, NOAA/NWS Marquette, MI

P2.4 Decomposition of the Ageostrophic Wind in Cold-Season Coupled Upper-Level Jet Streaks.
Scott Rochette, College at Brockport State University of New York, Brockport, NY; Chad Gravelle, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO; and Patrick Market (NWA Councilor), University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

P2.5 Modeling Efforts at NOAA/NWS Sullivan, WI: Using WRF ARW to Enhance Office Operations.
Chris Franks, Kim Licitar, Jeffrey Craven (NWA Publications Committee Chair), and Steve Hentz, NOAA/NWS Milwaukee/Sullivan, WI

P2.6 On Demand WRF Model Runs at NWS Reno.
Chris Smallcomb, NOAA/NWS Reno, NV

P2.7 Convective Watches and Societal Impacts.
Richard Okulski (NWA Councilor), NOAA/NWS Memphis, TN, and Stephen Corfidi, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK

P2.8 Analysis of an Undular Bore Over the Gulf of Mexico on March 15, 2008.
Roger Erickson, NOAA/NWS Lake Charles, LA

P2.9 An Update on the Operational Implementation of Blended Total Precipitable Water (TPW) Products for 2009.
Sheldon Kusselson, NOAA/NESDIS, Camp Springs, MD; Stanley Kidder, John Forysthe and Andrew Jones, CIRA/Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and Limin Zhao, NOAA/NESDIS, Camp Springs, MD

P2.10 Synthetic Satellite Imgery from Operational Forecast Model Output.
Robert Aune, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR/ASPB, Madison, WI, and Jordan Gerth, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

P2.11 Leveraging FAA Radar Data for NWS Operations.
Andrew Stern, Noblis Inc., Falls Church, VA, and Michael Istok, NOAA/NWS Silver Spring, MD

P2.12 [p]   Improved Clear-Air Turbulence (CAT) Forecasting Using a Deformation-Vertical Shear Index, Modified for Unbalanced Flow Conditions.
Gary Elrod, NOAA–Retired, and John Knox, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

P2.13 WindSat Ocean Surface Emissivity Dependence on Wind Speed in Tropical Cyclones.
Amanda Mims, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

P2.14 A Comparison of the Alabama Heat Wave of August 2007 with That of June/July 1980.
Jim Stefkovich and Kevin Pence, NOAA/NWS Birmingham, AL

P2.15 The Three-Body Scatter Spike Associated with the Montgomery Wet Microburst of 8 May 2008.
Jim Stefkovich and Kevin Pence, NOAA/NWS Birmingham, AL

P2.16 Characteristics Common to Large Hail Events across the Southern Great Lakes, With a Focus on Northern Indiana.
Jon Chamberlain and Robert Simpson, NOAA/NWS Northern Indiana, Syracuse, IN

P2.17 Widespread Straight-Line Wind Damage and Several Tornadoes across East-Central Alabama Caused by a Cool Season Serial Derecho.
Mark W. Rose, NOAA/NWS Birmingham, AL

P2.18 A Case Study of the 19 March 2008 Early Season Quasi-Linear Convective System in West Virginia.
Nick Webb and Fred McMullen, NOAA/NWS Charleston, WV

P2.19 [p]   Cool Season Tornadoes in the Southeast U.S.
Stephen Konarik and Steven Nelson, NOAA/NWS Atlanta/Peachtree City, GA

P2.20 Implementation of a Partners' Board at NWS Quad Cities.
Donna Dubberke and Ray Wolfe, NOAA/NWS Quad Cities, IA/IL

P2.21 Enhanced Web-Based Aviation Forecast Services for the National Weather Service/Center Weather Service Unit Forecaster.
Chris Leonardi, Kevin McGrath, Tom Mazza and Fred McMullen, NOAA/NWS Charleston, WV

P2.22 The June 19, 2007 Delaware County Flash Flood: A Meteorological Analysis.
Michael Evans, NOAA/NWS Binghamton/Johnson City, NY

P2.23 The June 19, 2007 Delaware County Flash Flood: A Hydrological Analysis of an Extreme Rainfall Event in Mountainous Terrain.
Michael Schaffner, NOAA/NWS Binghamton/Johnson City, NY

P2.24 [p]   Assessment of the National Severe Storms Laboratory's Next Generation Quantitative Precipitation Estimation Products at the NWS West Gulf River Forecast Center.
Gregory Story, NOAA/NWS/WGRFC Fort Worth, TX, and Steven Vasiloff, NOAA/NWS Norman, OK

P2.25 [p]   Experimental Water Resources Streamflow Outlook.
James Noel and Thomas Adams, NOAA/NWS/OHRFC, Wilmington, OH

P2.26 [p]   El Nino/Southern Oscillation and North Atlantic Oscillation Impacts on Ohio River Streamflows.
James Noel, Robin Belton-Gerhardt, and Ronald Curtis, NOAA/NWS/OHRFC Wilmington, OH

P2.27 Quality Assurance Methods of the Kentucky Mesonet.
Megan Ferris, D. Michael Grogan, Andrew Quilligan, and Zachary Brown, Kentucky Mesonet, Bowling Green, KY

P2.28 Installation and Maintenance of Scientific Instrumentation as Part of the Kentucky Mesonet.
Stephen Struebig, Dana Grabowski, Stuart Foster, and Rezaul Mahmood, Kentucky Climate Center/Mesonet, Bowling Green, KY

P2.29 Lightning Rods: How They Fit the Core Mission of the National Weather Service.
Anthony Richey, NOAA/NWS Jackson, KY

P2.30 [p]   West Texas Mesonet Proximity Observations for Wind-Driven Wildfire Starts.
Jeffrey Vitale and T. Todd Lindley, NOAA/NWS Lubbock, TX

P2.31 Case Study of a Long-Lived, Left-Moving, Anticyclonically-Rotating Supercell: The Central Texas Storm of 9 May 2008.
Gary Woodall, NOAA/NWS Fort Worth, TX

P2.32 Seasonal and Temporal Differences of Past Tornadoes Across South-Central Indiana and Central Kentucky.
Tom Reaugh and Angela Lese, NOAA/NWS Louisville, KY

P2.33 Mesoscale Analysis of the Lawrence County Storm: February 6, 2008.
Mike Coyne, NOAA/NWS Huntsville, AL, and Wayne Mackenzie, University of Alabama-Huntsville, Huntsville, AL

P2.34 Keancast & Media Meteorology at Kean University.
Paul Croft (NWA Past President), Tasha Anderson, Darren Milliron, and Victoria Schemalia, Kean University, Union, NJ

P2.35 Collaborative Atmosphere for Research Practicum in the Environment: Direct Interactions, Education, and Modalities. (Carpe Diem!)
Paul Croft (NWA Past President), Kean University, Union, NJ

Session 10: Aviation Weather
Session Chair: Randy Baker, United Parcel Service, Louisville, KY
0410 PM [p]   Invited Talk - The Lessons of Flight 191: How Aviation Weather Safety Has Advanced in the 23 Years Since DFW.
Tom Bradshaw, NOAA/NWS Southern Region Headquarters, Fort Worth, TX

0430 PM [p]   The Aviation Weather Routing Tool: A New Decision Support System.
David Knapp (Past NWA President), Army Research Laboratory, White Sands Missile Range, NM

0445 PM [p]   Identification of Aviation Turbulence Signatures in High-Resolution Satellite Imagery.
Kristopher Nedka, SSEC/CIMSS/UW-Madison, Madison, WI

0500 PM [p]   Tactical Decision Aid for Aviation Flow Decision Making to Limit the Impacts of Thunderstorms on Climb and Descent Traffic at a Major Airport.
Randy Baker, UPS Meteorology, Louisville, KY, and David Sharp, NOAA/NWS Melbourne, FL

Session 11A: General Interest I
Session Chair: Betsy Kling, NWA Broadcast Meteorology Committee Public Relations Chair and Seal Evaluation Board Member, WKYC TV, Cleveland, OH
0515 PM [p]   Customer Service Workshops: Get to Know Your Users.
Christine Wielgos, Pat Spoden, and Rick Shanklin, NOAA/NWS Paducah, KY

0530PM [p]   Weather Isn't What It Used To Be.
Glen Conner, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

0545 PM Open Discussion and Wrap Up

0630 PM NWA Council and Committee Chairs dinner/business meeting (Beckham Room)

Wednesday, 15 October 2008 Annual Meeting General Sessions - French Room

0700 AM - 0730 PM NWA Registration and Information Desk will be open

0730 AM Daily Weather Discussion

0755 AM Morning Announcements
John Gordon, NWA Program Committee Chair, NOAA/NWS Louisville, KY

0800 AM [p]   Invited Talk - The History of the Studies of Bow Echoes and Their Role in the National Weather Service Severe Weather Warning Program.
Ron Przybylinski, NOAA/NWS St. Louis, MO

Session 12: The 5-6 February 2008 Super Tuesday Event
Session Chairs: Alan Gerard (Past NWA President), NOAA/NWS Jackson, MS and Ted Funk, NOAA/NWS Louisville, KY
0820 AM [p]   Forecasting the Super Tuesday Tornado Outbreak at the SPC: When Does Higher Resolution Data Become Too Much?
Jeffry Evans and Corey Mead, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/ Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK

0835 AM [p]   The 5-6 February 2008 Tornadic QLCS: Evaluation of Rapid, Cyclic Mesovortex Evolution in a Highly-Sheared Environment.
Angela Lese and Theodore Funk, NOAA/NWS Louisville, KY

0850 AM [p]   Lightning Behavior and its Dependence on Storm Kinematic and Precipitation Processes for an EF-4 Tornado Producing Supercell on 6 February 2008.
Elise Johnson (Student Ex-Officio), University of Alabama-Huntsville, Huntsville, AL

0905 AM [p]   Analysis of Data from the 2008 Super Tuesday Severe Weather Outbreak: An Arkansas Perspective.
Christopher Buonanno, Brian Smith, John A. Lewis III, and Chuck Rickard, NOAA/NWS Little Rock, AR

0920 AM [p]   The 06 February 2008 Winter Storm over the Lower Great Lakes.
Mark Gehring and Bill Borghoff, NOAA/NWS Milwaukee/Sullivan, WI

0935 AM [p]   A Synoptic Climatology of "Super Tuesday 2008" Voter Turnout.
Katie Mercadante, California University of Pennsylvania, Baden, PA

0950 AM Coffee Break

1020 AM [p]   Cool Season Severe Storm Discussion.
Alan Gerard (Past NWA President), NOAA/NWS Jackson, MS, and Ted Funk NOAA/NWS Louisville, KY

Session 13: Weather in 2020
Session Chair: Ken Carey, NWA Remote Sensing Committee Chair, Noblis Center for Science and Technology, Falls Church, VA
1050 AM [p]   Invited Talk - 2020 Vision - Climate Water Weather Services in the Future.
Ken Graham, NOAA/NWS New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA

1105 AM [p]   Invited Talk - 2020 Vision – Radar and Satellite Perspective.
Brian Motta, NOAA/NWS Forecast Decision Training Branch, Boulder, CO

Session 11B: General Interest II Session Chair: John Scala, NWA President, WGAL TV Lancaster, PA
1120 AM [p]   A Review of Significant Weather Events Occurring in 2008.
Greg Carbin, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK

1150 AM - 0155 PM AWARDS LUNCHEON - Ballroom C

Session 14: Winter Weather
Session Chair: Tom Niziol, NOAA/NWS Buffalo, NY
0155 PM [p]   Invited Talk - The 1978 East Coast Blizzard.
Ken Reeves, AccuWeather, State College, PA

0215 PM [p]   Wintertime Mesoscale Vortices Over Lake Michigan.
Sam Lashley, NOAA/NWS Northern Indiana, Syracuse, IN

0230 PM [p]   Impact of the Southern Appalachians on the 1 February 2007 Mixed Precipitation Event.
Douglas Miller and Chris McCall, UNC Asheville, Asheville, NC

0245 PM [p]   Building a Greater Understanding of Northwest Flow Snow in the Southern Appalachians Through a Unique Collaborative Approach.
Steve Keighton, NOAA/NWS Blacksburg, VA

0300 PM [p]   A Late Season Significant Snow Storm in Anchorage - Investigation and Analysis.
James Nelson, NOAA/NWS Anchorage, AK

Session 2C: Historical Weather Events III Session Chair: Jonathan Case, ENSCO/NASA SPoRT Center, Huntsville, AL
0315 PM [p]   Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee Flood of June 23, 1969.
Mark A. Rose, NOAA/NWS Old Hickory, TN

0330 PM [p]   Invited Talk - The Columbus Day Windstorm of 1962.
Brad Coleman, NOAA/NWS Seattle, WA

0350 PM [p]   City on the Bayou: Houston's History Through Floods.
Maureen Maiuri and Jill Hasling (NWA Councilor), CCM, Weather Research Center, Houston, TX

0405 PM Coffee Break

Session 15: Weather Tools and Products
Session Chair: Mark Jarvis, NOAA/NWS Louisville, KY
0435 PM [p]   Developing Geospatial Representations of Tornado Tracks During the Arkansas Spring 2008 Severe Weather Season.
Christopher Buonanno, Dan Koch, and Tabitha Clarke, NOAA/NWS Little Rock, AR

0450 PM [p]   How Enterprise GIS is Helping the National Weather Service: Google® Products and Its Benefits to Both Internal and External Users.
Keith Stellman, NOAA/NWS Shreveport, LA

0505 PM [p]   Invited talk : BUFKIT - A Success Story Developed By and For the Operational Forecaster.
Tom Niziol, NOAA/NWS Buffalo, NY

0525 PM [p]   Invited talk : GR Level 2 Analyst.
Mike Gibson, Gibson Ridge Software, LLC, Suwanee, GA

0545 PM Wrap Up

0630 PM NWA Council dinner/business meeting (Beckham Room)

Thursday, 16 October 2008 Annual Meeting General Sessions - French Room

700 AM - 0500 PM NWA Registration and Information Desk will be open

0730 AM Daily Weather Discussion

0755 AM Morning Announcements
John Gordon, NWA Program Committee Chair, NOAA/NWS Louisville, KY

Session 6B: Severe Weather Cool Season Tornadoes
Session Chair: Mike Brown, NWA Broadcast Seal Testing Chair, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
0800 AM [p]   7 January 2008 Tornado at the Rolla-Vichy National Airport.
John Gagan, NWA Weather Analysis & Forecasting Committee Chair, NOAA/NWS Springfield, MO

0815 AM [p]   Characteristics Common to Cool Season Thin Line Damaging Wind Events Across the Southern Great Lakes, With a Focus on Northern Indiana.
Jon Chamberlain, NOAA/NWS Northern Indiana, Syracuse, IN

0830 AM [p]   A Combined NEXRAD and CG Lightning Examination of the Atlanta Tornado.
John Trostel, Jenny Matthews, and Colleen Coyle, Severe Storms Research Center, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, GA; and Nicholas Demetriades, Vaisala Inc., Tucson, AZ

Session 16: Local Effects
Session Chair: Tom Bradshaw, NOAA/NWS Southern Region Headquarters, Forth Worth, TX
0845 AM [p]   Forecasting Cold Air Damming and the Position of the Wedge Front Over Northern Georgia.
Patricia Atwell, NOAA/NWS Atlanta/Peachtree City, GA; Laura Griffith, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA; and Charles West, NOAA/NWS CWSU Atlanta, Hampton, GA

0900 AM [p]   The Lake Snow Parameter.
Bruce Smith, John Boris, and Monique Runyan, NOAA/NWS Gaylord, MI

0915 AM - 1045 AM Poster Session III (Break Included) - Stopher Room

Session Chairs: Patrick Market (NWA Councilor), University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO, Charles Graves and Ben Abell, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO

Posters:

P3.1 Simulating Lake Effect Snow Using the WRF Model: Sensitivity to Model Configuration and Great Lake Water Temperatures.
Daniel Leins, NOAA/NWS Cleveland, OH

P3.2 Case Study of the 3 February 2008 Valdez Bora Wind Event.
Louise Fode and James Nelson, NOAA/NWS Anchorage, AK

P3.3 The Role of the Great Lakes in the 10-11 February 2005 Northwest Flow Snowfall Event in the Southern Appalachian Mountains.
Blair Holloway, NOAA/NWS Greer, SC, and Gary Lackman, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

P3.4 Mesoscale Snowbands Persisting Downstream of the Southern Appalachians During Northwest Flow Upslope Events.
James Hudgins, NOAA/NWS Blacksburg, VA

P3.5 Snowfall Accumulation Forecasting Challenges for the Southern Appalachians.
Douglas Miller, UNC Asheville, Asheville, NC; L. Baker Perry, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC; Sandra Yuter, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; Laurence Lee, NOAA/NWS Greer, SC; and Stephen Keighton, NOAA/NWS Blacksburg, VA

P3.6 A Project to Improve Forecasts of Radiation Fog at Elmira, New York.
Michael Jurewicz, Sr., NOAA/NWS Binghamton/Johnson City, NY

P3.7 Effects of Low Clouds on Tall Air Traffic Control Tower Operations and Station Climatology.
Charles West and Randall Skov, NOAA/NWS CWSU Atlanta, Hapton, GA

P3.8 Verification of Grid Based Precipitation Forecasts in NWS Western Region.
Ken Pomeroy and David Myrick, NOAA/NWS Western Region Headquarters, Salt Lake City, UT

P3.9 Point Verification of Acceptable Temperature Forecasts Across the NWS Southern Region.
Bernard Meisner and Mark Fox, NOAA/NWS Southern Region Headquarters, Fort Worth, TX

P3.10 The Evolution of NWS Operations Over the Last 20 Years.
Mike Coyne and Brian Carcione, NOAA/NWS Huntsville, AL

P3.11 MODIS Products in AWIPS: Using Research Satellites in Operations.
Scott Bachmeier, CIMSS/University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

P3.12 National Weather Service's Satellite Requirements and Solutions.
Michael Bonadonna, NOAA/NWS Office of Science and Technology, Silver Spring, MD; and Kevin Schrab, and James Heil, NOAA/NWS Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services, Silver Spring, MD

P3.13 [p]   Displaying Composite and Archived Soundings in the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System.
Joe H. Barrett III, NASA Applied Meteorology Unit, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL; and Matthew Volkmer, Peter Blottman, and David Sharp, NOAA/NWS Melbourne, FL

P3.14 [p]   A Comparison of NWS Incident Support Meteorology and Spaceflight Meteorology Group Operations with Implications for Future Integrated Decision Support Operations.
Kurt Van Speybroeck, NWS Spaceflight Meteorology Group, Houston, TX; Jon Zeitler, NOAA/NWS Austin/San Antonio, TX; Mark Fox, NOAA/NWS Southern Region Headquarters, Fort Worth, TX; and Cammye Simms, NOAA/NWS Austin/San Antonio, TX

P3.15 Forecast Uncertainty in the AWIPS Graphical Forecast Editor Era.
Jeffrey Fournier and Irv Watson, NOAA/NWS Tallahassee, FL

P3.16 Analysis of Cross-Spectrum Supercells During the North Georgia Tornado Event of 2 January 2006.
Trisha Palmer, NOAA/NWS Atlanta/Peachtree City, GA; Brandon Miller, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA; and Lans Rothfusz, and Steven Nelson, NOAA/NWS Atlanta/Peachtree City, GA

P3.17 [p]   Examination of Gulf Moisture Return Into the Southeastern U.S. Associated With Cool Season Significant Tornadoes.
Jeffry Evans, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK, and Brandon McClung, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

P3.18 The October 18, 2007 Nappanee Tornado: Gravity Wave/QLCS Supercell Interaction and Rapid Tornadogenesis.
Todd Holsten, NOAA/NWS Northern Indiana, Syracuse, IN

P3.19 Early January Tornado Outbreak in the Deep South.
Dan Byrd, NOAA/NWS Jackson, MS

P3.20 [p]   NWS StormReady Communities and Recent Mid South Tornado Outbreaks.
Richard Okulski (NWA Councilor), NOAA/NWS Memphis, TN; Marty Clements, Madison County Emergency Management, Jackson, TN; and Charlie Jones, Caruthersville Missouri Emergency Management, Caruthersville MO

P3.21 Multimedia Weather Briefings as a New Communication Tool at NWS San Angelo.
Amy McCullough, NOAA/NWS San Angelo, TX; Jonathan Brazzell, NOAA/NWS Lake Charles, LA; Derek Deroche, NOAA/NWS San Angelo, TX; and Scott Overpeck, NOAA/NWS Houston/ Galveston, TX

P3.22 A Museum Quality Weather Radar Exhibit Targeted for Middle School Students Success from a Unique Collaboration.
Jeffrey Tongue, NOAA/NWS New York City/Upton, NY, and David Weissman, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

P3.23 Briefings: Back to the Future.
Mark Fox, NOAA/NWS Southern Region Headquarters, Fort Worth, TX, and Cammye Sims, NOAA/NWS Austin/San Antonio, TX

P3.24 A Predecessor Rainfall Event (PRE) Across Sections of the Ohio River Valley Associated with Hurricane Katrina.
Michael Jurewicz, Sr., NOAA/NWS Binghamton/Johnson City, NY

P3.25 Operational Recognition of High Precipitation Efficiency and Low-Echo Centroid Storms.
Jeffrey Vitale, NOAA/NWS Lubbock, TX, and Ted Ryan, NOAA/NWS Fort Worth, TX

P3.26 [p]   Investigating Preconvective Synoptic and Frontal Heavy Rainfall Atmospheric Settings Utilizing Proximity Soundings.
Michael Paddock, NOAA/NWS Phoenix, AZ; Charles Graves, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO; and Jay Martinelli, Creighton University, Omaha, NE

P3.27 A Tornado Track Climatology for the Huntsville Forecast Area 1874 to 2007.
Tim Troutman, NOAA/NWS Huntsville, AL, and Greg Gaston, University of North Alabama, Florence, AL

P3.28 Development of a Regional Vertical Wind Shear Climatology of Central Gulf Coast Cold Season Tornadic Events.
Jeffrey Medlin, NOAA/NWS Mobile, AL, and Matthew Bunkers, NOAA/NWS Rapid City, SD

P3.29 Kentucky Mesonet: An Overview and Update.
Rezaul Mahmood and Stuart Foster, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

P3.30 Two Decades of Collaborative Research in the NWS Eastern Region.
Jeff Waldstreicher (NWA Councilor), and David Radell, NOAA/NWS Eastern Region Headquarters, Bohemia, NY

Session 5C: Instruments and Techniques - Observations and Mesonet
Session Chair: Stuart Foster, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
1045 AM [p]   New Tools and Technologies to Support Surface Transportation Meteorology.
Andrew Stern, Noblis, Inc., Falls Church, VA

1100 AM [p]   Use of Real-Time Rain Gauge Data for Radar Rain Rate Corrections.
Steve Vasiloff and Kenneth Howard, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK, and Jian Zhang, OU/CIMMS, Norman, OK

1115 AM [p]   An Overview of Weather and Climate Observation in Kentucky.
Stuart Foster, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

1130 AM Lunch on your own

Session 17: Weather and Societal Impacts
Session Chair: Terry Lankford, NWA Aviation Meteorology Committee Chair, Murphys, CA
1245 PM [p]   What if the 3 April 1974 Tornado Super Outbreak in North Alabama Occurred Now?
Tim Troutman, NOAA/NWS Huntsville, AL and Greg Gaston, University of North Alabama, Florence, AL

0100 PM [p]   A Brief Blizzard - Issues with the National Weather Service Warning Program for Short Duration Winter Events.
Andrew Just, NOAA/NWS Marquette, MI

0115 PM [p]   Subjective Classification of High Impact Sub-Advisory (HISA) Snow Events Using Normalized Climatological Anomalies.
Greg DeVoir, NOAA/NWS State College, PA; John Scala (NWA President), WGAL TV, Lancaster, PA; Richard Grumm, NOAA/NWS State College, PA; David Nicosia, NOAA/NWS Binghamton/Johnson City, NY; Steven Zubrick (NWA Treasurer), NOAA/NWS Sterling, VA; and David Ondrejik, NOAA/NWS State College, PA

0130 PM [p]   Casinos and Severe Weather Risk Exposure.
Dan Miller, NOAA/NWS Duluth, MN; Douglas Speheger, NOAA/NWS Norman, OK; and Andy Bailey, NOAA/NWS Kansas City/Pleasant Hill, MO

Session 6C: Severe Weather - Flash Flooding Session Chair: Nancy Van Camp, WSMV TV, Nashville, TN
0145 PM [p]   Record Rainfall of March 18-20, 2008 from the Southern Plains to Lower Ohio Valley.
Michael Eckert, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Hydrometeorological Prediction Center, Camp Springs, MD

0200 PM [p]   An Analysis of Key Aspects of Warm and Cool Season Flash Flooding in the Southern Appalachians.
William Mark Baldwin, Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, Nashville, TN, and Rezaul Mahmood, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

0215 PM [p]   Case Study of the 12 September 2006 Evansville, Indiana Flash Flood Event.
Patrick Spoden, NOAA/NWS Paducah, KY, and Patrick Market (NWA Councilor) and Brian Pettegrew, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO

0230 PM [p]   Recent Flash Flood Events: New Insights for Old Composites.
Sam Ng, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO, and Matt Kelsch, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO

0245 PM Coffee Break

Session 18: Climatology
Session Chair: Tim Troutman, NOAA/NWS Huntsville, AL
0315 PM [p]   El Nino/Southern Oscillation and North Atlantic Oscillation Impacts on Ohio Crop Yields.
James Noel and Robin Belton-Gerhardt, NOAA/NWS/OHRFC, Wilmington, OH, and Peter Thomison, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

0330 PM [p]   Tornado Climatologies in the Lower Mississippi Valley During the "Heart of Winter".
Brad Bryant, NOAA/NWS Jackson, MS

Session 7B: Weather Analysis and Forecasting II
Session Chair: Angela Lese, NOAA/NWS Louisville, KY
0345 PM [p]   Hazardous Weather Preparedness for Healthcare Providers and Individuals with Chronic Illness.
Jon Zeitler, NOAA/NWS Austin/San Antonio, TX; Margaret Fowke, NOAA/NWS Office of Strategic Planning and Policy, Silver Spring, MD; and Maryanne Kridner, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX

0400 PM [p]   Dry Air Mixdown: An Opportunity to Improve Upon Model Dewpoint Guidance.
Jonathan Pelton, NOAA/NWS Jackson, KY

0415 PM [p]   Modeling and Weather Visualization Initiatives at the Air Force Weather Agency.
R. Bruce Telfeyan, Evan Kuchera, Jeffrey Cetola, and John Eylander, Air Force Weather Agency, Offutt AFB, NE

0430 PM [p]   A Methodology Combining Accuracy and Consistency in Probabilistic Precipitation Forecasts.
Andrea Lammers, NOAA/NWS Louisville, KY; and Samuel Lashley, Lonnie Fisher, B. J. Simpson, and John Taylor, NOAA/NWS Northern Indiana, Syracuse, IN

Session 19: HAZMAT / Incident Support
Session Chair: Ken Schultz, Humana Inc., Louisville, KY
0445 PM [p]   Incident Command System Training for NWS WFOs.
Ray Wolf and Donna Dubberke, NOAA/NWS Quad Cities, IA/IL

0500 PM [p]   Providing Innovative Communication and Incident Support to West Central Texas Emergency Managers and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints Incident during a Fast Breaking Tornadic Event.
Mark Cunningham, Michael Lacy, Mary Keiser, Seth Nagle, and Hector Guerrero (NWA Councilor), NOAA/NWS San Angelo, TX

Session 11C: General Interest III
Session Chair: John Gordon, NWA Program Committee Chair, NOAA/NWS Louisville, KY
0515 PM [p]   Invited Talk - Backyard Weather Folklore.
John Belski, WAVE TV, Louisville, KY

0530 PM Concluding Remarks: NWA President and NWA President-Elect

0545 PM NWA 33rd Annual Meeting Adjourns


Plan now to attend the 34th NWA Annual Meeting to be held in Norfolk, Virginia at the Sheraton Waterside Hotel, October 17-22, 2009