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Thursday, June 03, 2010

Science of Flash Flood Detection and Forecasting: Assessing and Understanding Current Science, Research and Technology

6:30 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast (hot buffet at no cost for overnight guests)

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. General Registration Open (continental breakfast for new registrants)

8:00 - 8:20 a.m. Welcome, Announcements, Introductions
Reggina Cabrera, Chief, Eastern Region Hydrologic Services Division, National Weather Service (NWS)
Barbara Watson, Meteorologist-in-Charge, Weather Forecast Office (WFO) Binghamton, NWS
8:20 - 8:50 a.m.
Keynote: Forecasting Extreme Rainfall - Wes Junker, Heavy Precipitation Forecast Expert
8:50 - 10:00 a.m. Plenary Session: Forecasting Heavy Precipitation and Hydrologic Response
Session Chair: Michael Evans, Science and Operations Officer, WFO Binghamton, NWS

8:50 - 9:10 a.m. Evaluation of a Challenging Warm Season Quantitative Precipitation Forecasting (QPF) Month: June 2009 - Brendon Rubin-Oster, National Center for Environmental Prediction, Heavy Precipitation Center (HPC), NWS

9:10 - 9:35 a.m. Life on the Edge: Patterns and Probabilities of Heavy Rainfall - Richard Grumm, WFO State College, NWS

9:40 - 10:00 a.m. Reconstruction of Flood Magnitude, Inundation Extent and Flow Patterns in an Urban Flood - Dr. Andrew Miller, University of Maryland, Baltimore
10:00 - 10:20 a.m. Break (networking, light snacks and refreshments)

10:20 - 11:40 a.m. Concurrent Sessions: Forecasting Heavy Precipitation and Hydrologic Response
Convective Moderator: Chris Gitro, WFO Binghamton, NWS
Mid-latitude Moderator: Ray Kruzdlo, WFO Mt. Holly, NWS
Non-traditional Moderator: Greg Hanson, WFO Burlington, NWS
11:40 - 12:40 p.m. Lunch
Poster Session Award Certificates (Coordinator: Michael Schaffner, NWS)

Keynote: Flash Flood Forecasting - Matt Kelsch, COMET Hydrometeorologist
12:40 - 1:40 p.m. Plenary Session: Future Tools and Applications
Session Chair: Richard Grumm, NWS

12:40 - 1:15 Dual Pol Radar - Paul Schlatter, Warning Decision Training Branch, NWS. Note: this is a zip file. Unzip into temporary directory and then play the presentation.
1:15 - 1:40 The Future of Hydrologic Modeling - Dave Radell, Eastern Region Scientific Services Division, NWS
1:40 - 1:45 p.m. Break to get to Concurrent Sessions

1:45 - 2:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions: Future Tools and Applications
Precipitation Estimation and Remote Sensing Moderator: Michael Jurewicz, NWS
Hydrologic Modeling Moderator: Steve DiRienzo, WFO Albany
2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Break (networking, light snacks, refreshments)

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Plenary Session: Collaborative Opportunities (panel discussion)
Facilitator: Dave Vallee, NWS

3:00 - 3:10 "Collaborative Science, Technology, and Applied Research" Program (CSTAR) Warren Snyder, WFO Albany
3:10 - 3:20 Bringing Partners Together - Andrew Dehoff, P.E., Planning and Operations, Susquehanna River Basin Commission
3:20 - 3:30 NOAA-CREST - Reza Khanbilvardi, Ph.D., P.E., NOAA-CREST
3:30 - 3:40 NWS Eastern Region Hydrologic Services - George McKillop, Eastern Region Hydrologic Services Division, NWS
3:40 - 4:00 Open Discussion, Q&A
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Wrap-up: Where Do We Go from Here? Identifying Future Research and Modeling Needs to Advance Flash Flood Forecasting
Facilitator: Alan Rezek, WFO Charleston, WV, NWS
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Dinner, Outdoor Barbeque

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