National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Northeast Regional Operational Workshop 21

November 4-5, 2020

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 Twenty-first Northeast Regional Operational Workshop (NROW) will be held Wednesday 4 November and Thursday 5 November 2020 as a virtual workshop via GoTo Meeting.  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, social science in weather prediction and the integration of new technology into operations.  Number of  presentations will be limited to 40.  Due to the virtual format, no poster presentations will occur this year.   Presenters should submit a one page abstract in Microsoft Word, Times New Roman 12 point font.  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 5 August 2020, and must be completed by 9 am EDT, Wednesday 28 October 2020.  The deadline for submission of abstracts is 4 pm EDT, Friday 16 October 2020.  Abstracts should be submitted electronically as email attachments to  Questions should be sent to NROW Steering Committee, c/o Brian J. Frugis, 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 2 November 2020.  For additional information contact Raymond O’Keefe, at the address above, or by phone at 518-435-9566.  For conference information, online registration, and general information refer to Internet address: