Friday, March 3 -- Saturday, March 4, 2017
NOAA Western Regional Center, Seattle WA
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Welcome to Seattle
Seattle lies at the spectacular confluence of the Cascade and Olympic Mountain Ranges to deep clear waters of Puget Sound. Getting around Seattle by bus, bike, or ferry is very easy and recommended over automobile congestion. Check out the online maps for assistance. Parks abound and are connected with downtown, University of Washington, NOAA Campus, wineries and numerous other places of interest - and all via a fabulous bike trail system.

NOAA CAMPUS
The National Weather Service is a part of NOAA's Western Region Support Center, located on the west shore of Lake Washington, four miles north of the University of Washington, six miles south of Kenmore Air and about seven miles northeast of downtown Seattle. NOAA Campus was built in 1980 upon land that formerly was home to the Sand Point Naval Air Station. Interestingly enough, a runway used to lie where the National Weather Service office exists today. The current campus consists of nine major structures that are home many NOAA Western Region offices, including WRC, General Counsel, National Ocean Services, NOAA Corps Operations, DOC Office of Inspector General, Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, Library and Information Services Division of NESDIS, PMEL, and National Weather Service Forecast Office.

Building 9 is the site for the Pacific Northwest Weather Workshop, that includes one main auditorium with seating capacity of approximately 250. An adjoining classroom across the hall will host poster board demonstrations. The campus cafeteria is located immediately northeast and down a slight hill from the east side of the auditorium. An ATM is also available near the entrance to the cafeteria.

AVIATION INTERESTS:
General aviation enthusiasts may find air facilities at Boeing Field, Paine Field, and Harvey Airfield in Snohomish. As well, Kenmore Air has docking facilities along the north shore of Lake Washington.

CLIMATE
March lies at the end of both the snow and fog "seasons". Normal rainfall for March is 3.54 inches, yet can range from 8.40 to 0.42 inches. Normal highs and lows for the first week of March are 52 and 38 respectively. Records range from high 60s to a low of 11F on March 4, 1955.

ACCOMMODATIONS
More information will be available soon.

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