Weather Conference

Hurricane Ida From Space This view of Hurricane Ida was taken on Aug. 28, 2021, by NASA astronaut Meghan McArthur

The Eighth Tri-State Weather Conference will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 9:00 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 8:15 to 9:00 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 WCSU Student Chapter of the AMS, the New York City/Long Island Chapter of the AMS, NOAA/National Weather Service/Upton, N.Y, NOAA/National Weather Service/Albany, N.Y, NOAA/National Weather Service/Boston/Norton, MA, and Weather Routing, Inc. 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 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 severe weather events from the region from the past twenty-five, fifty, seventy-five, and one hundred years or more.

Registration details

The registration fee is $35 and will include a continental breakfast and a full buffet lunch, along with conference materials. Please register online.

For further information, contact Gary Lessor, Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Meteorology, Western Connecticut State University, 181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810; email:

Conference Hotel

September 30th, 2022 is the Cut-Off Date as any guest rooms not reserved under the room block are returned to the hotel’s general inventory to be sold at full price. The guests will no longer have access to the room block or the discounted guest room rate. If we have rooms available they are welcome to reserve but have them mention that they are indeed attending with this specific group so notes are made on their reservation and the hotel knows to include them in room assignments.  Make a reservation now.