Call for Papers

The Second Northeast Regional Operational Workshop at the University at Albany will be held 7-8 November 2000, at the Center for Environmental Sciences and Technology Management, 251 Fuller Road, Albany, New York. The workshop will be cosponsored by the National Weather Service, the University at Albany, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, under the auspices of the Cooperative Institute for the Prediction of Hydrometeorological Hazards in the Northeastern United States. The American Meteorological Society is a cooperating organization.

Sessions will focus on northeast coastal storms, terrain effects, heavy precipitation forecasting, hydrology, northeast severe storms, lake effect, use of high resolution model data, mesoscale modeling, and the integration of new technology into operations. A Tuesday evening session will focus on the 24-25 January 2000 East Coast snowstorm. Papers will be welcome on all aspects of Northeast United States operational weather forecasting and focus on the topics listed above. Presentations may be given in oral form. Presenters should submit a one to two page abstract in a standard computer word processing format. Conference presentations will be limited to 30. The steering committee reserves the right to decline abstracts that do not address conference foci.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 September 2000. Abstracts may be sent to NROW Steering Committe, c/o Warren R. Snyder, National Weather Service Forecast Office, 251 Fuller Road, Suite B300, Albany, New York 12203, 518-435-9569; e-mail Registration is mandatory either by fax, letter, conference web page, or email by October 15th. No registration fee will be charged. Registrants will receive a Conference Preprint. For additional information or registration forms, contact Jann Joyce, National Weather Service Forecast Office, 251 Fuller Road, Suite B300, Albany, New York 12203, 518-435-9571 ext 221; fax 518-435-9587;e-mail For conference information, registration forms, online registration, hotel and general information refer to internet address