National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Northeast Regional Operational Workshop 18

November 1-2, 2017

255 Fuller Road Albany NY

co-sponsored by:
National Weather Service at Albany New York
Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, University at Albany


cooperating organization:
American Meteorological Society


The Eighteenth Northeast Regional Operational Workshop (NROW) will be held Wednesday 1 November and Thursday 2 November 2017 at the Nanofab South Auditorium, on the University at Albany Campus, 255 Fuller Road, Albany, New York.  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, 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 8 am EDT Monday 30 October 2017.  Website login information for the upload of presentations will be provided to presenters after the abstract deadline in late October 2017.  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 is open until 9 am EDT, Wednesday 25 October 2017.  The deadline for submission of abstracts is 4 pm EDT Friday, 13 October 2017.  Abstracts should be submitted electronically as email attachments.  Questions should be sent to NROW Steering Committee, c/o Thomas A. Wasula, 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 28 October 2017.  For additional information contact Raymond O’Keefe, at the address above, or by phone at 518-435-9566.  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.