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The Tenth Northeast Regional Operational Workshop

5-6 November 2008

Albany, New York

co-sponsored by:

 National Weather Service,

University at Albany
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

American Meteorological Society

The Tenth Northeast Regional Operational Workshop (NROW) will be held Wednesday and Thursday, 5-6 November 2008, at the Center for Environmental Science and Technology Management Auditorium, 251 Fuller Road, Albany, New York on the University at Albany Campus.  The workshop will be co-sponsored by the National Weather Service Office at Albany, New York, and the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University at Albany.  The American Meteorological Society is a cooperating organization.
Papers are welcome on all aspects of Northeast United States and Southeast Canadian operational weather forecasting and should focus on the topics listed.  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, enhancement of the digital forecast process, CSTAR funded research, and the integration of new technology into operations.    Presentations will only be given in oral form.  Presenters should submit a one page abstract in Microsoft Word, Times New Roman 12 point font.  Abstracts that are in other fonts or formats will be returned.  Presenters should either mail a CDROM with their presentation to the address for the Steering Committee below, or upload it to the designated  website no later than 4pm EDT Thursday 30 October 2008.   Website login will be provided to presenters in late October.  Presentations must be in Microsoft Powerpoint.  Conference presentations will be limited to 34.  The Steering Committee reserves the right to decline abstracts that do not address conference foci.
No registration fee will be charged, however registration is mandatory online at the conference web page by 23 October 2008.   The deadline for submission of abstracts is 4pm EDT 27 October 2008.  Abstracts should be submitted electronically as email attachments.  Presentations should be sent to NROW Steering Committee, c/o Warren R. Snyder, National Weather Service Forecast Office, 251 Fuller Road, Suite B300, Albany, New York 12203, 518-435-9569; e-mail:  An abstracts book will ONLY be available online, and should be posted at the conference webpage no later than 31 October 2008.  For additional information contact either Warren Snyder or Peggy Kelly, at the address above, or by fax at 518-435-9587; e-mail:  For conference information, online registration, hotel, general information refer to Internet address


bullet Agenda Only

bullet Presentations

bullet Conference Registration

bullet Hotel Information

bullet Directions / Parking / Maps of Area / Restaurants

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Agenda Only

bullet Agenda (pdf version)

bullet Agenda (Microsoft Word version)

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Abstracts/Preprint You may wish to print page 1 (cover) in color.

bullet Preprint (pdf version)

bullet Preprint (Microsoft Word version)

bullet Cover (pdf version)

bullet Cover (Microsoft Word version)

bullet Preprint with no cover (pdf version)

bullet Preprint with no cover (Microsoft Word version)

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Conference Registration

bulletOnline Register Here

bulletMail in Registration

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Hotel Information

Reservations must be made by October 4, 2008

CrestHill Suites Hotels
1415 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
Phone: 518-454-0007
Fax: 518-454-0003
Reservations: 888-723-1655

Please register by phone only. Anyone who registers online will not receive the discount rate.

Government room rate is: $105.00 (tax exempt). The hotel has a copy of the tax exempt statement. Each participant needs to call in with their own credit card to make reservations. When calling in for reservations, ask for the block of rooms under the National Weather Service, NROW.

Check in time is at 3:00 PM. Check out time is 12 Noon. Arrivals prior to 3:00 PM will be accommodated as soon as possible, but should be advised that there may be a wait.

New York State Tax Exempt Form

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Directions/Parking / Maps of Area /Restaurants

OFFICE LOCATION: The office is in Suite B300 on the third floor of the Center for Environmental Science and Technology Management (CESTM). CESTM is on the campus of the University at Albany, one of the four major centers of the State University of New York (SUNY).

From I-90, Exit 2 - Fuller Road . Follow Fuller Road one block south of Washington Avenue and turn right on Tricentennial Drive. From Tricentennial, turn right at the stop sign into the CESTM parking area. 

From the Albany Airport, exit the airport following the signs to interstate 87.  Head south on I-87 (Northway).  Take I-87 south until it ends and turn to the left onto Route 20 (Western Avenue).  Travel a short distance past Stuyvesant Plaza and take a left at the light onto Fuller Road.  Turn left on Tricentennial Drive. From Tricentennial, turn right at the stop sign into the CESTM parking area. 

From the Cresthill Suites, proceed west on Washington Ave make a left at that light onto Fuller Road At the next traffic light take a right onto Tricentennial Drive. From Tricentennial, turn right at the stop sign into the CESTM parking area. 

If main CESTM Parking Lot (Lot A) is full, there are 2 other Parking Lots B & F. Typically, the main CESTM lot is full by 9 am.
CESTM Parking Map

Listed telephone...518-435-9580

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