Session 6A Forecast Communication and Societal Impacts

Tuesday, 5 June 2018: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Colorado A (Grand Hyatt Denver)
Host: 29th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting
Jason Levit, EMC, EMC, College Park, MD and James Nelson, Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO

10:30 AM
Understanding Weather Forecast Communication, Interpretation, and Use through Analysis of Twitter Data
Rebecca E. Morss, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. L. Demuth, M. Bica, L. Palen, J. Anderson, K. M. Anderson, J. Henderson, M. Kogan, H. Lazrus, K. Stowe, and O. Wilhelmi
10:45 AM
NWS Forecasters' Interpretations, Uses, and Needs Regarding High-Resolution Ensemble Guidance
Julie L. Demuth, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. E. Morss, I. Jankov, C. R. Alexander, T. Alcott, D. Nietfeld, and T. Jensen
11:00 AM
Major Risks, Uncertain Outcomes: Making Ensemble Forecasts Work for Multiple Audiences
Kathryn Semmens, Nurture Nature Center, Easton, PA; and B. E. Montz, R. H. Carr, K. Maxfield, S. Connolly, P. R. Ahnert, R. Shedd, and J. C. Elliott
11:15 AM
11:30 AM
Why Good Weather Isn’t Good Enough: The O2D (Operations to Decisions) Divide
Peter P. Neilley, The Weather Company/IBM, Andover, MA; and J. K. Williams
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