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Northeast Regional Operational Workshop XIV

Albany, New York

co-sponsored by:

 National Weather Service

University at Albany,

Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

American Meteorological Society

December 10-11, 2013


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 virtually.
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 person.
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 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:  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:  For conference information, online registration, hotel, general information refer to Internet address: . There is no designated conference hotel.  Hotel arrangements should be made by the attendee. government employees should insure selected hotels accept the government rate.   


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Hotel Information

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

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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, 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.

CESTM Parking Map

Listed phone # 518-435-9580

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