Friday, March 1 -- Saturday, March 2, 2013
NOAA Western Regional Center, Seattle WA
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Announcement for the Pacific Northwest Weather Workshop - 2013

The Pacific Northwest Weather Workshop, the annual gathering for those interested in Northwest weather and climate. will be held on March 1-2, 2013. As usual it will be held at the NOAA Sand Point facility in Seattle. For more information and to register please check the meeting web site:

Abstracts for talks are encouraged and are due by 15 February 2013--see the "Submit an Abstract" web page for more information. Some information on the meeting is also found below. The meeting banquet will be held at the Talaris Center, close to the UW.

DATES: March 1 and March 2, 2013 (Friday and Saturday)

LOCATION: NOAA Western Regional Center, Building 9 Auditorium

TIMES: 1pm Friday through 4pm Saturday (tentative times)


The Pacific Northwest Weather Workshop will be held Friday and Saturday, March 1-2, at the NOAA Western Regional Center, Building 9 Auditorium, 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.

We welcome talks on all topics dealing with Northwest weather and climate. This year's theme will be:  advances and challenges of communicating weather information.  How do we communicate  the details of  current and future weather?  How do we distribute and help people use probabilistic weather forecasts?  A special session of the meeting will be dedicated to these important and interesting topics.  The meeting will start Friday, March 1, at 1pm and will continue through mid-afternoon on Saturday. Registration will be $30 for regular attendees ($15 for students) and will include Saturday lunch, afternoon and morning refreshments, and a pre-print volume. We will also have a Friday evening banquet (for an additional charge).

This year's banquet talk will be given by Professor Susan Joslyn of the UW Department of Psychology.  Dr. Joslyn is one of the very few psychologists who specializes in the communication of weather information.  Her research has produced fascinating results, some of which she will describe at the banquet.

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 PDF please. ABSTRACTS SHOULD BE RECEIVED BY February 15, 2013. 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. 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 x222/224, ,, or Clifford Mass, Dept of Atmospheric Sciences, Box 351640, University of Washington, Seattle WA 98195 (206.685.0190,