National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Northeast Regional Operational Workshop 20

November 6-7, 2019

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 Twentieth Northeast Regional Operational Workshop (NROW) will be held Wednesday 6 November and Thursday 7 November 2019 at the Nanofab South Auditorium, on the SUNY Poly Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering 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.  Number of oral presentations will be limited to 40, and poster presentations to 10.  Conference oral 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.  Please note if you would like your submission to be considered for an oral or poster presentation.  Oral presenters will be expected to upload their complete presentation to the designated website no later than 8 am EST Monday 4 November 2019.  Poster presenters are encouraged to submit a digital copy of their poster for inclusion on the conference webpage.   Maximum allowable dimensions for poster size are 56”(width) x 42”(height).  Website login information for the upload of presentations will be provided to presenters after the abstract deadline in late October 2019.  Presentations must be in Microsoft PowerPoint.  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 around 1 August 2019, and must be completed by 9 am EDT, Wednesday 30 October 2019.  The deadline for submission of abstracts is 4 pm EDT, Friday 18 October 2019.  Abstracts should be submitted electronically as email attachments.  Questions should be sent to NROW Steering Committee, c/o Joseph P. Villani, 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 4 November 2019.  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 ensure selected hotels accept the government rate.