2004 Northwest  Weather Workshop

                                             27-28 February 2004

                                             Seattle, Washington

                                        Building 9, NOAA Sand Point

Updated announcement for the Pacific Northwest Weather Workshop - 2004

The Pacific Northwest Weather Workshop will be held Friday and Saturday, 27 and 28 February 2004, at the NOAA Western Regional Center campus at Sand Point in Seattle, Washington.This annual conference, sponsored by the National Weather Service, University of Washington, and Puget Sound Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, covers recent developments in weather forecasting and observational technologies, major weather events of the past year, and topics dealing with western U.S. meteorology.

This year we are encouraging abstracts dealing with:weather and surface transportation in the PNW, major PNW weather events of 2003/4 including the snow and ice storm earlier this month, local modeling efforts, and the transition to gridded forecast disseminaton in the Pacific Northwest.In addition to these specific areas, we welcome abstracts covering material of general interest to the meteorological community of the Pacific Northwest.

Because of the week-long AMS annual meeting in Seattle we are going to shorten our workshop a bit.This year the workshop will start Friday afternoon at 1:00 PM and continue through Saturday.The exact ending time will be determined by the number of submissions. Registration will be $20 for regular attendees ($5 for students) and will include afternoon and morning breaks, and a pre-print volume. We are still looking into the logistics of the banquet and will notify you as soon as our final decision is made.

Pre-registration will be required for all attendees.We are in the process of updating the web site.Once updated we encourage you to visit the web site at: www.atmos.washington.edu/~cliff/PNW2004.html for latest information and on-line registration.

Please submit abstracts for oral presentations and posters in text, Word or WordPerfect format - no PDF please.ABSTRACTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 1 FEBRUARY 2004.This is particularly important given the short amount of time left for us to prepare the workshop agenda. Please include the title, author's name and author contact information.Poster presentations are welcome and will be displayed in the foyer throughout the meeting.Poster presenters will be encouraged to be available during breaks and before/after sessions to answer questions.Please send abstracts to Cliff, Brad and Chris, at the appropriate email addresses shown below

For more information contact: Brad Colman/Chris Hill, NWS Forecast Office, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115 (206.526.6095 x 224/222, brad.colman@noaa.gov or chris.hill@noaa.gov), or Clifford Mass, Dept of Atmospheric Sciences, Box 351640, University of Washington, Seattle WA 98195 (206.685.0190, cliff@atmos.washington.edu).