Session 7B Evolving Role of the Forecaster

Tuesday, 30 June 2015: 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Salon A-5 (Hilton Chicago)
Host: 27th Conference On Weather Analysis And Forecasting/23rd Conference On Numerical Weather Prediction
Martin A. Baxter, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI and Gail Hartfield, NOAA/NWS, NWS WFO Raleigh, NC, Raleigh, NC

Presentations and discussions regarding the evolving role of the forecaster, including new tools to increase the efficiency of producing forecast products and providing decision support services

1:30 PM
1:45 PM
Research to Operations in the Hazardous Weather Testbed: The Long View
John S. Kain, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and S. J. Weiss, I. L. Jirak, A. J. Clark, and M. C. Coniglio
2:00 PM
Overview of the 2015 NOAA/Hazardous Weather Testbed Spring Forecasting Experiment
Adam J. Clark, NSSL, Norman, OK; and I. L. Jirak, S. J. Weiss, J. S. Kain, M. C. Coniglio, A. R. Dean, K. H. Knopfmeier, J. Correia Jr., B. L. Twiest, C. J. Melick, G. W. Carbin, F. Kong, K. W. Thomas, and M. Xue
2:15 PM
Progress Over the Last Decade in the Development and Use of Convection-Allowing Models in Operational Severe Weather Prediction
Steven J. Weiss, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/SPC, Norman, OK; and I. L. Jirak, C. J. Melick, J. S. Kain, A. J. Clark, M. C. Coniglio, M. Xue, F. Kong, M. Pyle, E. Rogers, B. Ferrier, E. Aligo, J. R. Carley, G. DiMego, S. G. Benjamin, C. R. Alexander, and M. Weisman
2:30 PM
A Human Over the Loop Forecast Paradigm at The Weather Company (TWC)
Bruce Rose, The Weather Channel, Atlanta, GA; and D. Eck, L. Brown, A. Tupaj, J. Lidrbauch, P. Bayer, L. Merritt, and D. Winn
2:45 PM

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