The Pacific Northwest Weather Workshop will be held Friday and Saturday, 29 February and 1 March 2008, at the NOAA Western Regional Center campus at Sand Point in Seattle, Washington.  This annual conference, sponsored by NOAA's National Weather Service, the University of Washington, and the 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.


The 2008 meeting will be open to all topics dealing with Northwest weather and climate.  It will start Friday at 1 PM and will continue through the day on Saturday.  These are tentative times and will be updated and finalized dependent upon the final number of submissions.  Registration will be $30 for regular attendees ($15 for students) and will include lunches, afternoon and morning refreshments, and a pre-print volume.  We will also have a Friday evening banquet (for an additional charge of $35) and a special presentation, with details to be announced at a later date.


Pre-registration is requested for all attendees.  You can check for the latest information and register on-line via our website at:  Please submit abstracts for oral presentations and posters in text, Word or WordPerfect format - no PDFs please.  ABSTRACTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 15 January 2008.  Please include the title, author's name and author contact information.  Poster presentations are welcome and will be displayed throughout the meeting and during a special poster session.  Poster presenters will be encouraged to be available during breaks and before/after sessions to answer questions.  Please send abstracts to Cliff Mass, at the email address shown below.


For more information contact: Brad Colman/Kirby Cook, NWS Forecast Office, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115 (206.526.6095 x 224/222, or, or Clifford Mass, Dept of Atmospheric Sciences, Box 351640, University of Washington, Seattle WA 98195 (206.685.0190,