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WCSU 2016 – WCSU hosts Sixth Tri-State Weather Conference




DANBURY, CONN. — On Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, Western Connecticut State University will host the Sixth Tri-State Weather Conference in the Science Building on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White Street in Danbury. Registration is $30 and the event is open to the public. The conference will begin at 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast in the Science Building Atrium, and will run to 5 p.m. with presentations from the National Weather Service, various weather predictors and modelers, the independent science and journalism organization Climate Central, a freelance storm chaser and more.


“The background of the attendees is as diverse as a year’s worth of New England weather extremes,” said Gary Lessor, assistant to the director of Meteorological Studies and Weather Center at Western.


The purpose of the conference is to improve education, professional development and communication among private and public sector meteorologists, researchers, educators, students, emergency management officials and weather enthusiasts.


“This year,” Lessor said, “we are fortunate to welcome back to Danbury two of the most highly accomplished individuals in the field: Dr. Louis Uccellini, director of the National Weather Service, and Connecticut native Dr. Robert Hart of Florida State University, who specializes in tropical meteorology. It promises to be a wonderful day with engaging and enlightening discussion about meteorology.”


Presented by the WCSU Meteorology Program, the conference is co-sponsored by the WCSU Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS); the New York City/Long Island Chapter of the AMS; NOAA/National Weather Service/Upton, New York; and NOAA/National Weather Service/Taunton, Massachusetts.


Register online at


For more information, call the Office of University Relations at (203) 837-8486.





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