Northeast Regional Operational Workshop XIV
Albany, New York
National Weather Service
University at Albany,
Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
American Meteorological Society
NROW XIV has been rescheduled for December 10 and 11, 2013 in the NWS WFO Albany
Conference Room, Suite 300B, CSTEM 251 Fuller Road, Albany NY on the Campus of the College of
Nanoscale Science and Engineering. This is upstairs on the 3rd floor from the original location in
the same building.
NROW XIV will be available virtually, both to participate
and present. Due to U.S. Homeland Security regulations in person participation at NROW XIV is
limited only to United States citizens. Any non-citizen presenters, will need to present
Physical participation in the conference room is limited
to 23 people at any one time, and will be limited to presenters, CSTAR PIs, and CSTAR grad students.
NWS WFO Albany staff can participate in person as space is available. Overflow for NWS ALY staff if
the room exceeds 23 will be on the operations floor weather permitting.
In the event of a major snow storm that precludes travel,
we will proceed virtually even for those presenters who planned to attend in
The Final Agenda and Preprint books are available on the
links below. Those government, media, and university organizations who wish to attend
virtually should email email@example.com and provide the name, physical address, email address of the lead
contact. You will be provided the virtual participation information.
Warren R. Snyder
Call for papers
The Fourteenth Northeast Regional Operational Workshop (NROW) will be held Tuesday 22 October and
Wednesday 23 October 2013 at the CSTEM Auditorium, 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 Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences (DAES), 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. There will also be a special session on Irene and Sandy. 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 9am EDT Thursday 17 October
2013. Website login will be provided to presenters in early October 2013. Presentations must
be in Microsoft Powerpoint. Conference presentations will be limited to 40. 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
website. Registration will open 29 July 2013, and must be completed by 9pm EDT, Tuesday 15
October 2013. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 4pm EDT Tuesday, 1 October 2013.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. An abstracts book will only
be available online, and should be posted at the conference webpage no later than 17 October
2013. For additional information contact either Warren Snyder or Peggy Kelly, at the address
above, or by fax at 518-435-9587; e-mail: email@example.com. For conference information,
online registration, hotel, general information refer to Internet address: http://www.weather.gov/aly/NROW14 .
There is no designated conference hotel. Hotel arrangements should be made by the attendee.
government employees should insure selected hotels accept the government rate.
Directions / Parking / Maps of Area /
There is no official hotel for NROW XIV due to changes in government travel regulations. Crestview
Suites is the closest to CSTEM, and has been used in the past. They accept the government
rate with appropriate government ID. The information link to them is below.
CrestView Suites - 518-454-0007
Go to www.cresthillsuites.com
Directions/Parking / Maps of Area /Restaurants
OFFICE LOCATION: The office is in Suite B300 on the third floor of the Center for
Emerging Sciences and Technology Management (CESTM) building. 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 to traffic circle at Tri-Centennial Drive and bear right onto Tri-Centennial Drive West. Stay
on Tri-Centennial and follow signs for F Lot.
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. At the traffic circle follow signs for Tri-Centennial
Drive West. Stay on Tri-Centennial and follow signs for F Lot.
Listed phone # 518-435-9580
Local Area around NWS Albany
CESTM Parking Map