National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Northeast Regional Operational Workshop XV

November 12-13, 2014

co-sponsored by:

National Weather Service Albany NY

University at Albany, Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

American Meteorological Society





Call for papers

The Fifteenth Northeast Regional Operational Workshop (NROW) will be held Wednesday 12 November and Thursday 13 November 2014 at the Nanofab South Auditorium, on the University at Albany Campus, 255 Fuller Road, Albany, New York.


Papers are welcome on all aspects of Northeast United States and Southeast Canadian operational weather forecasting. 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, decision support techniques, 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. Conference presentations are preferred in person, but digital presentation and participation will be available via GoTo Meeting.


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 will be expected to upload their complete presentation to the designated website no later than 9 am EST Monday 3 November 2014.  Website login information for the upload of presentations will be provided to presenters after the abstract deadline in late October 2014.  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.  Registration will open 1 August 2014, and must be completed by 9 pm EST, Monday 3 November 2014.  The deadline for submission of abstracts is 4 pm EDT Tuesday 21 October 2014.  Abstracts should be submitted electronically as email attachments.  Questions 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 7 November 2014.  For additional information contact either Warren Snyder or Peggy Kelly, at the address above, or by fax at 518-435-9587; e-mail: There is no designated conference hotel.  Hotel arrangements should be made by the attendee. Government employees should insure selected hotels accept the government rate.  


NYS TAX Exempt Form


bullet Agenda Only

bullet Presentations

bullet Registration

bullet Hotel Information

bullet Directions / Parking / Maps of Area / Restaurants


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Agenda Only

NROW Agenda (PDF)

Cover (PDF)

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NROW Abstracts/Preprints (PDF)

Cover (PDF)

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Online Registration

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Hotel Information

There is no official hotel for NROW due to changes in government travel regulations. CrestHill Suites is the closest to CESTM, and  has been used in the past. They accept the government rate with appropriate government ID.  The information link to them is below.

CrestHill Suites - 518-454-0007

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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 Emerging Sciences and Technology Management (CESTM) building. CESTM is on the campus of the University at Albany, 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



NROW will be held in Building 255.  The Auditorium is in room 103

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