Weather Conference

Eighth Tri-State Weather Conference Schedule

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Science Building Midtown Campus
Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT

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, NY, and NOAA/National Weather Service/Boston/Norton, MA.

Tentative Schedule & Speakers

8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration – Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. Welcome: Gary Lessor and Mark Kramer
9:10 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. Introduction: Emcee, Craig Allen
9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Kevin S. Lipton, National Weather Service Albany, New York
Topic: Retrospective Analysis of the 1954-1955 Hurricane Seasons and Impacts to the Northeast U.S.
9:55 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. David Radell, Ph.D. National Weather Service Upton, New York
Topic: The Remnants of Ida and the Mullica Hills Tornado 
10:25 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Jana Houser, Ph.D. Ohio State University
Topic: Rapid-scan Radar Observations of the Time-height Evolution of Rotation During Tornadogenesis
10:55 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Break
11:10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Ernest J. Ostuno, National Weather Service Grand Rapids, Michigan
Topic: Radar Observations of Tornadic Debris Plumes
11:35 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Lourdes Aviles, Ph.D. Plymouth State University
Keynote Topic: The 1938 Hurricane
12:20 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. Buffet Lunch
1:25 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Lourdes Aviles, Ph.D. Plymouth State University
Topic: Tropical Reanalysis, How and Why
1:50 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. Hayden Frank, National Weather Service Boston, Massachusetts
Topic: Severe and Tropical Weather, The Summer of 2022
2:15 p.m. – 2:35 p.m. Paul Taschereau, Periship Global
Topic: The Southern New England Severe Weather Outbreak of November 13, 2021
2:40 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. Andrew Kruczkiewicz, Columbia University
Keynote Topic: Remote Sensing into Early Warning Systems for Extreme Events to Inform Preparedness Actions and Risk Assessment Within the Humanitarian Sector
3:25 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.  Break
3:40 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. National Weather Service Upton, New York
Topic: January 28 – 29th, 2022 Blizzard
4:05 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.
Quincy Vagell, Tornado Chaser Oklahoma City
Topic: Tornado Chasing During the 2022 Season
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion


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

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.

Gary Lessor, Conference Chair, Western Connecticut State University

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