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First Workshop on SEVERE WEATHER TECHNOLOGY
FOR NWS WARNING DECISION MAKING

 

MEETING AGENDA (version date: 11 July 2005 ):

 Telecon Information:

Toll Free Number:  888-829-2713
Participant Passcode:  812836

Video Telecon (VTC) will be available at SPC, ERH, CRH, SRH, WRH, and PRH.

NOTE: VTC will be unavailable from 11:30am – 1:30 on Tuesday 12 July due to weekly Gen. Johnson briefing.

(all times Eastern Daylight Time)

Day 1: Tuesday 12 July 2005

SESSION 1: Setting the tone for this workshop (Moderator: Steve Smith)

8:30am Meeting objectives/schedule/logistics/roll call (Greg Stumpf, MDL)

Circulate roll call sheet, lunch order, and dinner sign up. Assign scribes.

8:35am Opening Remarks (Stephan Smith, MDL/Greg Mandt, OST)

8:45am The future of public weather services (Don Wernly, OCCWS)

9:15am The future of NWS technology – AWIPS (Jason Tuell, SEC)

9:45am The future of NWS technology – NEXRAD
            June 5th SREC NWS Radar Priorities (Mike Istok, SEC)

10:15am The future of NWS technology – LMA (Don MacGorman, NSSL, via VTC)

10:45am The future of NWS technology – GOES-R (Tim Walsh and John Pereira, NESDIS)

11:15am Break

11:30am The future of severe weather warning operations and public services (Dave Andra, WFO OUN)

SESSION 2: Stories from the field (Moderator: Liz Quoetone)

12:15pm Working Lunch: “Stories from the field” - presentation of case studies, best practices, and even worst practices, with discussion on gap analysis. Presentations 12 minutes each with .

 

2:45pm A WFO short-term forecasting testbed concept in action (Steve Goodman, NASA)

SESSION 3: Breakout Sessions Part I: Gap analysis of present technology (Moderator: Mike Magsig)

3:15pm Introduction to Breakout Sessions (Mike Magsig, CIMMS/WDTB)

There will be 6 breakout groups. Half of the groups will tackle one or the other major topic below, and each will consider all the subtopics in each group. The objective is for different groups in different rooms to tackle the same topics in order for different group opinions and dynamics to possibly expose diversified opinions versus a consensus from a larger group. Group members will be assigned after the meeting roll call is taken on Tuesday and preferably to have at least one WFO meteorologist per group, and one WFO member to lead the group.

The objective of Breakout Session Part I is to outline and rank the most important current shortcomings of each of the sub categories.

 

  • Weather Threat Interrogation (Groups A, B, and C):
    • Displays and Data Sources
    • Algorithms/Applications/Decision Support
    • Operations/Methodologies

 

  • Warning Dissemination and Management (Groups D, E, and F):
    • Warning Generation and Products
    • Integration with Partners and End Users
    • Verification and Evaluation

 

3:25pm Break, transit from main meeting room to breakout session rooms, and conduct breakout sessions. No VTC/telecon during these sessions.

Group A = Room 10246 Group B = Room 11246

Group C = Room 12300 Group D = Room 13300

Group E = Room 14316 Group F = Room 16300

4:45pm Ten-minute reports from each of the breakout groups

5:45pm Adjourn for the day (dinner on your own)

Day 2: Wednesday 13 July 2005

SESSION 4: Recent advances in decision support tools (Moderator: Greg Stumpf)

8:30am SCAN Update (Tom Filiaggi, MDL)

9:00am Four-Dimensional Stormcell Investigator (Greg Stumpf, MDL)

9:30am Multi-radar/sensor and rapid update concepts (Greg Stumpf, MDL)

10:10am WDSSII: Aiding Severe Weather Warning (Lakshman, NSSL)

10:30am Break

10:45am AutoNowcaster (Tom Saxen, NCAR)

SESSION 5: A look to the future (Moderator: Tom Filiaggi)

11:15am Gridded Warning Verification (Harold Brooks, NSSL, via VTC)

12:00pm Lunch

12:45 pm Optional: SCAN DMD demo (12 th floor, room TDB)

1:15pm Bridging the gap between watches and warnings (Steve Weiss, SPC)

2:00pm Warnings and GIS (Ken Waters, NWS/PR, via VTC)

SESSION 6: Breakout Sessions Part II: Needs assessment for future improvements (Moderator: Mike Magsig)

2:45pm Introduction to Breakout Session (Mike Magsig, CIMMS/WDTB)

Same rules for the breakout session part I.

The objective of Breakout Session Part II is to outline ideas for critical future improvements of each of the sub categories.

 

  • Weather Threat Interrogation (Groups A, B, and C):
    • Displays and Data Sources
    • Algorithms/Applications/Decision Support
    • Operations/Methodologies

 

  • Warning Dissemination and Management (Groups D, E, and F):
    • Warning Generation and Products
    • Integration with Partners and End Users
    • Verification and Evaluation

2:55pm Break, transit from main meeting room to breakout session rooms, and conduct breakout sessions. No VTC/telecon during these sessions. (*Note: room change from first day).

Group A = Room 10300* Group B = Room 11300*

Group C = Room 12300 Group D = Room 13300

Group E = Room 14316 Group F = Room 16300

4:15pm Ten-minute reports from each of the breakout groups

5:15pm Adjourn for the day. Go directly from meeting to Downtown DC via Metrorail. Transit time about 45 minutes.

6:00pm Group Social and Dinner at Old Ebbitt Grill in Downtown DC (conduct breakout discussions in a less formal setting)

Day 3: Thursday 14 July 2005

SESSION 7: Breakout Session Discussion, Action Items, and Wrap-up (Moderator: Dave Andra)

9:00am The Future of the WES and NWS AWIPS case playback and simulation capabilities (Mike Magsig).

9:15am Discussions from the breakout sessions, ID the critical needs, outline possible paths toward formal needs assessment advocacy, development of action items, end of workshop evaluation survey, and decision for the date and location of next user group meeting.

12:00pm Meeting Adjourn

 


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