1368 National Weather Service Training Activities at the UW–Madison Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies

Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Hall B (Boston Convention and Exhibition Center)
S. S. Lindstrom, Univ. of Wisconsin–Madison/CIMSS, Madison, WI; and A. S. Bachmeier, C. C. Schmidt, M. M. Gunshor, J. J. Gerth, and T. J. Schmit

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) engaged in a variety of activities in 2019 to help train National Weather Service (NWS) forecasters on new satellite technologies, and how to incorporate that new data into their daily workflow to streamline the decision-making process. This presentation will describe those activities, including: One-on-few training in front of AWIPS workstations at divers NWS forecast offices (GRB, ANC, FAI, JNU); Remote webinars to NWS Regions; support for 2019 Short Courses sponsored by the GOES-R Program Office and offered at the AMS Annual Meeting in 2019, at the 47th Annual Broadcasters’ Conference in San Diego and at the SCMO/CMOS/IUGG Meeting in Montreal; expansion of the real-time Weighting Function website at http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/goes/wf ; development of training material for the Hazardous Weather Testbed (HWT) regarding NUCAPS profiles, NOAA/CIMSS ProbSevere, and Legacy Atmospheric Profiles All-Sky products ; relevant CIMSS Satellite Blog (http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/goes/blog) and GOES-R Fog Product Examples (http://fusedfog.ssec.wisc.edu) blog posts.
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