Weather Conference

Seventh Tri-State Weather Conference Schedule

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT


Emcee “Nick” Gregory, chief meteorologist, Fox 5 NY WNYW, New York City since 1986

0845 – 0900    Introductory Remarks

0900 – 0945    Brian LaMarre, Meteorologist in Charge, Tampa Bay (WFO)
“Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Leading Public Resiliency and Reviewing Impacts from the 2017 Hurricane Season

0945 – 1015    Violeta Yas, Telemundo 62, Philadelphia
“Severe Weather and the Role of Television Media to Keep the Public Safe, Especially in Spanish-Speaking Communities”

1015 – 1045    Jim Schiavone, Independent Scientist, Collaborating with Rutgers University
“The role of roll vortices on damaging winds during Sandy’s landfall.”

1045 – 1115     Break & View Posters

1115 – 1145    Jason Cordeira, Associate Professor of Meteorology, Plymouth State University
“A Scale to Characterize the Strength and Impacts of Atmospheric Rivers”

1145 – 1215    Michael Erickson, NWS, Weather Prediction Center
“Novel Ways To Access and Visualize Model Biases at the Weather Prediction Center”

1215 – 1330     Lunch

1330 – 1415    Sanja Perica, Hydrometeorological Design Studies Center, Chief
“Effects to the Precipitation Frequency Estimates to Atlas 14 From Recent Major Tropical Events”

1415 – 1445    Eleanor Vallier-Talbot, NWS Boston/Norton
“The GOES-R Satellite Series in Action:  A New View of Our Skies”

1445 – 1515    Hayden Frank, NWS Boston/Norton
“Two Unusual Tornadoes in Southern New England”

1515 – 1545      Break & View Posters

1545 – 1615    Bill Goodman and Carlie Buccola, NWS Upton
“May 15th’s Destructive Connecticut Tornadoes/Macro and Microburst”

1615 – 1700   Panel Discussion – All Presenters


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 registration fee is $30 and will include continental breakfast, morning and afternoon snacks and a full buffet lunch, along with conference materials. Please register online.

Gary Lessor, Conference Chair, Western Connecticut State University

Mark Kramer, Conference Co-Chair, AMS NYC/LI Chapter