Skip Navigation Links weather.gov 
NOAA logo-Select to go to the NOAA homepage
National Weather Service
  Select to go to the NWS homepage
Climate Services
 
 
Local forecast by
"City, St" or zip code


NWS National Climate Meeting, May 9th - 12th, 2016

Monday, May 9th, 2016 - NWS Climate Services Program

Keynote Address: "Evolving Climate in the NWS/WRN"

Louis Uccellini, NOAA Assistant Administrator for Weather Services and Director, National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Session 1 - NWS CLIMATE SERVICES PROGRAM

NWS Requirements Process & Services Delivery: Implementing Integrated Decision Support Services

John Murphy, Chief Operating Officer, National Weather Service

Kevin Cooley, Director, Office of Planning and Programming for Service Delivery

NWS Climate Services Program

Andrew Stern, Director, NWS Analyze, Forecast, and Support Office

Fiona Horsfall, Chief, NWS Climate Services Branch, and NWS Climate Services Program Manager

Overview of the Climate Prediction Center

David DeWitt, Director, NWS Climate Prediction Center (CPC)

Climate in the STI Portfolio

Ming Ji, Director, NWS Office of Science and Technology Integration

Session 1.1 CPO-NWS Intersections

Advancing Climate Science and Services at NOAA's Climate Program Office

Wayne Higgins, Director, NOAA Climate Program Office (CPO)

Session 2. NWS CLIMATE SERVICES PARTNERS

Update on NCEI Regional Climate Services

Tim Owen, Chief, Information Services Division, National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

Panel Discussion: Delivering Climate Services at Regional/Local Levels: Engaging Partners

Wayne Higgins, Director, NOAA Climate Program Office

Ellen Mecray, Regional Climate Services Director (ER), NCEI

Beth Hall, Director, Midwestern Regional Climate Center

David Robinson, NJ State Climatologist, Rutgers University

Nancy Selover, AZ State Climatologist, Arizona State University

Mark Shafer, Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP RISA)

Overview of Climate Interagency Partners

RISAs: Caitlin Simpson, RISA Program Manager, NOAA CPO

LCCs: Brady Phillips, Public Affairs Specialist, NOAA Office of Communications & External Affairs

USGS CSCs: Ellen Mecray, Regional Climate Services Director (ER), NCEI

USDA Climate Hubs: Doug Kluck, Regional Climate Services Director (CR), NCEI

Recap of Day 1

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 - Climate Data and Tools

Keynote Address: "Enabling the Global Framework for Climate Services"

Laura Furgione, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Weather Services and Deputy Director, NWS/NOAA and Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the World Meteorological Organization

Session 3.  CLIMATE DATA IN THE FIELD

NWS Climate in the Observations, Central Processing, and Dissemination Portfolios

Joseph Pica, Director, NWS Office of Observations

David Michaud, Director, NWS Office of Central Processing

Michelle Mainelli, Acting Director, NWS Office of Dissemination

AWIPS Climate Refresh; COOP Sustainability; Snow Measurements

Jim Zdrojewski, Acting National COOP Program Manager, NWS

Session 4. CLIMATE DATA AT NCEI

Data Flow; Data Rounding, Means, and Extremes; & GHCN Corrections

Bryant Korzeniewski, Datzilla Programmer, NCEI Dataset Branch

Session 5. CLIMATE TOOLS

Climate Tools Demonstration

Local Climate Analysis Tool (Nicole McGavock, NWS WFO Tulsa, OK)

ESRL Climate Tools (Barb Mayes Boustead, NWS WFO Omaha, NE)

NCEI Climate at a Glance (Deke Arndt, Monitoring Chief, NCEI)

Interactive Climate Tools Exercise

Participants will be grouped together to utilize and explore the demonstrated tools

Best Practices from the NWS Field: Climate Data and Tools

A Graphical Drought Information Statement

Daniel Huckaby, WFO Forth Worth, TX

Web Services for Climate DSS

Ray Wolf, WFO Quad Cities, IA/IL

Decision Support in the Cadillac Desert

Brent Bernard & Paul Miller, Colorado Basin RFC, UT

Recap of Day 2

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 : Climate Communication

"Science into Action"

Rob Varley, Chief Executive, United Kingdom Met Office

"Increasing National Preparedness: The Need for Climate Information"

Richard Moss, Senior Scientist, PNNL Joint Global Change Research Institute at the University of Maryland

Session 6. CLIMATE COMMUNICATIONS

Climate Communications in the NWS

Gregory Romano, Director, NWS Communications Office

Climate in the Weather-Ready Nation Initiative

Doug Hilderbrand, Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador Lead, NWS

Panel: Communicating Climate

David Herring, Communication and Education Program Manager, CPO

Ciaran Clayton, Director, NOAA Office of Public and Constituent Affairs

Mike Halpert, Deputy Director, NWS Climate Prediction Center

Andrea Ray, OAR Earth System Research Lab/ Physical Sciences Division

James Partain, Regional Climate Services Director (AR), NCEI

Peter Fickenscher, Senior Hydrologist, NWS California-Nevada RFC

Session 7. CLIMATE DECISION SUPPORT TOOLS

Demonstration: Climate.gov, Climate Resilience Toolkit (CRT), & Weather and Climate Toolkit

David Herring, Communication and Education Program Manager, CPO

Michael Brewer, Customer Engagement Chief, NCEI

Think-Pair-Share Activity: CRT 5-Step Resilience Planning Process

Best Practices from the NWS Field: Climate Communication

ENSO in the Pacific: Reaching the Last Mile

Ray Tanabe, Director, NWS Pacific Region, HI

Alaska's Spring River Ice Breakup and Climate Services

Eric Holloway, Alaska-Pacific RFC, AK

Utilizing GIS to Enhance Decision Support and Climate Services

Andrew Loconto, WFO Burlington, VT

Recap of Day 3

Thursday, May 12, 2016: Climate Science

Keynote Address: "OAR-NWS Coordination on End-to-End Climate Services"

Craig McLean, NOAA Assistant Administrator for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research

Session 8. CLIMATE SCIENCE

Climate Modeling

Hendrik Tolman, Director, NWS Environmental Modeling Center

Climate Prediction Center Products

Mike Halpert, Deputy Director, NWS Climate Prediction Center

Jon Gottschalck, Chief, Operational Prediction Branch, NWS Climate Prediction Center

Session 9. CLIMATE LINKAGES

NWC Hydro-Climate Linkages

Tom Graziano, Acting Director of the National Water Center

Climate-Health Linkages

Juli Trtanj, One Health Lead, NOAA Climate Program Office

Panel: Climate Monitoring and Climate Change Science

David DeWitt, Director, NWS Climate Prediction Center

Deke Arndt, Chief, NCEI Monitoring Branch

Jim Butler, Director, OAR Earth Systems Research Lab / Global Monitoring Division

Keith Dixon, OAR Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Session 10. CLIMATE DECISION SUPPORT SERVICES

CPC ENSO Update: El Niño 2015-2016

Michelle L’Heureux, NWS Climate Prediction Center

CPC Core Partnerships and DSS Efforts for El Niño 2015-2016

David DeWitt, Director, NWS Climate Prediction Center

Best Practices from the NWS Field: Using CPC Products in DSS Activities

NWS Field Representatives

Recap of Day 4

Poster Session

 

"Assessing the past, predicting the future and delivering a local perspective on global climate today."

Our Vision
An engaged, responsive NWS that delivers state-of-the-art, timely, and reliable climate information and decision support services to help the Nation address environmental impacts.
Our Mission
To ensure NWS has the capacity to develop and deliver reliable climate services integrated with weather and water information through user engagement, policy development, data stewardship, incorporation of research into operations, training, education, and outreach in collaboration with partners.
 


US Dept of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Weather Service
1325 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Page Problems: Jim Zdrojewski
Page Last Modified January 3, 2017
Disclaimer
Information Quality
Credits
Glossary
Privacy Policy
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
About Us
Career Opportunities