46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology

Program Chairs: Doug Heady , KOAM-TV ; AJ Fox , KSEE 24 ; Cheryl Nelson , Cummins Inc. and WTKR-TV ; Tim Heller , KTRK ABC 13
Reviewers: Maureen McCann , News 13 ; Veronica Johnson , NBC4

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Sunday, 7 January 2018

12:00 PM-4:00 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


WeatherFest
Location: Exhibit Hall 1 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

4:00 PM-5:00 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018

Monday, 8 January 2018

8:30 AM-8:45 AM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Plenary Session 2
Welcoming Address
Location: Austin, Texas

8:45 AM-10:00 AM: Monday, 8 January 2018

Recording files available
Joint Session 1
Bob's Legacy and TV Weather History
Location: Ballroom B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Robert T. Ryan Symposium; and the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology )
Chair: Joe Murgo, WTAJ-TV
9:00 AM
J1.2
Creating the Nation's First TV Weather Website—WeatherNet4
Dave Jones, StormCenter Communications, Inc., Halethorpe, MD

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Coffee Break

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018

Recording files available
Joint Session 6
Bob's Legacy Continued: Mentoring and AMS Involvement
Location: Ballroom B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Robert T. Ryan Symposium; and the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology )
Chair: Todd Glickman, MIT
J6.1
Paper J6.1 has been moved. New paper number J1.3A

10:30 AM
J6.2
10:45 AM
J6.3
Mentoring: An Integral Part of the Meteorological Profession
H. Michael Mogil, How The Weatherworks, Naples, FL
11:00 AM
J6.4
The Roadmap: Become an AMS-Certified Broadcast Meteorologist
Irene Sans, WFTV/ClimaData, Orlando, FL; and E. McGiffin
11:15 AM
J6.5
The AMS Board of Best Practices: Communicating Winter Weather Forecast Uncertainty
George Frederick Jr., Univ. of the Incarnate Word, Georgetown, TX; and G. J. Mulvey
11:45 AM
J6.7

12:00 PM-2:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Lunch Break

2:00 PM-2:45 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018

Recording files available
Joint Session 11
More Topics in Communication
Location: Ballroom B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Robert T. Ryan Symposium; and the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology )
Chair: Cheryl Nelson, Cummins Inc. and WTKR-TV
J11.1
Paper J11.1 has been moved. New paper number J6.7

2:00 PM
J11.2
Use of Bayesian Statistics to Quantify Risk in Forensic Science: A Paradigm for Communicating Weather Risk?
Allan C. Eustis, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

2:15 PM
J11.3
2:30 PM
J11.4
Climate Communication in a Red State
John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX

2:00 PM-3:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018

Recording files available
Lecture 1
2018 Haurwitz Lecture
Location: Salon K (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Cochairs: Ángel F. Adames, GFDL; Scott W. Powell, Colorado State Univ.

2:45 PM-4:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Joint Panel Discussion 2
Best Practices and Innovations in Social Media
Location: Ballroom B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology; the Robert T. Ryan Symposium; and the Sixth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals )
Moderator: Jason Samenow, Washington Post
Panelists: Rob Eicher, WHDH; Brad Panovich, WCNC-TV; Irene Sans, WFTV/ClimaData

4:00 PM-4:15 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018

Recording files available
Joint Session 19
Communication Then and Now
Location: Ballroom B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Robert T. Ryan Symposium; and the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology )
Chair: Elizabeth McGiffin, KY3

4:15 PM-6:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

6:00 PM-8:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Exhibits Opening and Reception
Location: Exhibit Hall 4 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

8:00 PM-10:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Ryan Symposium Reception
Location: The Reverbery at the Hilton (Austin, Texas)

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Recording files available
Session 1
Forecasting and Weather Observing
Location: Ballroom B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology
Chair: Doug Heady, KOAM-TV
8:30 AM
Welcoming Remarks

8:45 AM
1.1
A Preliminary Exploration of Human Environmental Perception: Observed Rainfall Rates
Matthew J. Bolton, Saint Leo Univ., Saint Leo, FL; and H. M. Mogil, L. K. Ault, and G. T. Harvey
9:00 AM
1.2
Advances in Storm Surge Modeling, Forecasting, and Warnings: An Update on NOAA's Efforts to Improve Storm Surge Awareness and Prediction
Jamie R. Rhome, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/TPC/NHC, Miami, FL; and C. L. Fritz, T. Trogdon, L. Paulik, W. Booth, T. Sharon, E. Gibney, M. Lowry, and P. J. Manougian

9:30 AM
1.4
A Decade of New England Tornadoes
Matthew Cappucci, Harvard Univ., Plymouth, MA
Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 2
Television Meteorologists as Educators
Location: Ballroom C (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 27th Symposium on Education; and the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology )
Cochairs: Jon Nese, Pennsylvania State University; Cheryl Nelson, Cummins Inc. and WTKR-TV
8:30 AM
TJ2.1
9:00 AM
TJ2.3
Educating Television Viewers About Uncertainty
Jon M. Nese, Penn State Univ., University Park, PA
9:30 AM
TJ2.5

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Coffee . Break

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Recording files available
Session 2
The Past, Present, and Future of TV Weather Broadcasting
Location: Ballroom B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology
Chair: Doug Heady, KOAM-TV
10:45 AM
2.2
Preparing Future Broadcast Meteorologists for the Changes in Station Roles
Gerald J. Mulvey, Univ. of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX; and K. Deleon
11:15 AM
2.4
Augmented Reality: The Next-Generation Weather Messaging Tool
Mike Chesterfield, The Weather Channel, Atlanta, GA; and M. Sitkowski
11:30 AM
2.5
Flying Blind: Covering San Angelo's Worst Storm in Years without Power
Joshua E. Johns, KLST-TV, San Angelo, TX; and D. S. Smith
Recording files available
Joint Session 25
Special Session on GOES-R
Location: Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology; the 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; and the Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation )
Cochairs: Daniel T. Lindsey, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR/RAMMB; Jorge Torres, KOB-TV
10:30 AM
J25.1
Geostationary Lightning Mapper: Post Launch Test Results
Clemens E. Tillier, Lockheed Martin, Palo Alto, CA; and S. F. Edgington, H. Demroff, R. van Bezooijen, H. J. Christian Jr., and P. M. Bitzer
10:45 AM
J25.2
GOES-R Series ABI Mode and Mesoscale Domain Sector Request Process
Kathryn W. Mozer, NOAA, College Park, MD; and D. Nietfeld, M. Seybold, E. M. Guillot, J. K. Zajic, B. Rapp, B. Gockel, C. M. Gravelle, and P. O'Reilly
11:15 AM
J25.4
Workshops on GOES-16 Data for National Weather Service SOOs and DOHs
Bill Ward, NWS, Honolulu, HI; and F. Alsheimer, B. C. Carcione, C. B. Entwistle, R. D. Ewald, M. T. Stavish, G. T. Stano, K. W. Mozer, J. J. Gerth, S. S. Lindstrom, T. J. Schmit, C. M. Gravelle, K. J. Runk, M. A. Bowlan, J. G. LaDue, J. E. Ogren, E. J. Szoke, and D. Bikos
11:30 AM
J25.5
Using the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) on GOES-16 to Visualize Solar Eclipses
Timothy J. Schmit, NOAA/NESDIS/Center for Satellite Applications and Research, Madison, WI; and M. M. Gunshor, J. M. Feltz, K. Bah, K. W. Mozer, and J. P. Nelson III
11:45 AM
J25.6
Advanced Imagery Applications Development for GOES-16 ABI
Steven D. Miller, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and D. T. Lindsey, C. J. Seaman, J. E. Solbrig, Y. J. Noh, L. Grasso, and K. Micke

1:30 PM-3:45 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Recording files available
Session 3
Station Scientist Session
Location: Ballroom B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology
Chair: Mike Nelson, KMGH-TV
2:00 PM
3.2
Build a Secure and Sustainable Energy System Now
Alexander E. MacDonald, Spire Global, Inc., Boulder, CO
2:30 PM
3.3
Can We Change People's Minds on Climate?
Katharine Hayhoe, Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock, TX
3:00 PM
3.4
Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 5
Partnerships to Enhance Public Health Communications by Broadcast Meteorologists
Location: Room 17B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology; and the Ninth Conference on Environment and Health )
Cochairs: Wendy Marie Thomas, NOAA/NWS; Kristie L. Ebi, Univ. of Washington
2:00 PM
TJ5.2
2:15 PM
TJ5.3
The Role of GLISA in Communicating Climate Change and Health Impacts in the Great Lakes Region
Omar C. Gates, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and J. L. Jorns, W. Baule, and L. Briley
2:30 PM
Break

2:45 PM
TJ5.4
3:00 PM
TJ5.5
The 2015−16 El Nino Event and Health Impacts in the Southwest Pacific: An Update
Glenn Russell McGregor, Univ. of Durham, Durham, UK; and C. Caiado, I. Bovolo, O. Jackson, and J. E. Bustamante-Fernandez
3:15 PM
TJ5.6
The Psychology of Meteorologists: Autistic Traits and Mental Health
Matthew J. Bolton, Saint Leo Univ., Saint Leo, FL; and D. M. Greenberg, L. K. Ault, and S. Baron-Cohen
3:30 PM
Discussion

3:45 PM-5:30 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Recording files available
Session 4
Communicating Meteorology and Climate Change
Location: Ballroom B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology
Chair: Tim Heller, KTRK ABC 13
8:30 AM
4.1
Stargazing Highlights for 2018
J. Kelly Beatty, Sky & Telescope Magazine, Cambridge, MA
9:45 AM
Discussion

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Coffee Break

10:30 AM-11:15 AM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Recording files available
Session 5
Communicating Effectively through Social Media and Blogs
Location: Ballroom B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology
Chair: AJ Fox, KSEE-TV
10:30 AM
5.1
I Wish I Could Have a Job Where I Was Always Wrong
H. Michael Mogil, How The Weatherworks, Naples, FL; and M. J. Bolton

11:15 AM-12:00 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Recording files available
Joint Panel Discussion 4
Shifting Paradigms: Communicating Space Weather through Social and Broadcast Media
Location: Salon J (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 15th Conference on Space Weather; and the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology )
Chair: Tamitha Skov, Aerospace Corporation
CoChair: Michael Cook, Univ. of North Dakota
Panelists: Delores J. Knipp, Univ. of Colorado; Nathaniel A. Frissell, Ham Radio Science Citizen Investigation; Elizabeth MacDonald, NASA; Paul Gross, WDIV-TV Detroit
11:15 AM
Introduction - Tamitha Skov
11:30 AM
Resources - Delores Knipp
11:45 AM
Auroras - Liz MacDonald
12:00 PM
Ham Radio and Space Weather - Nathaniel Frissell
Recording files available
Session 6
Recent Weather Events and Weather Phenomena
Location: Ballroom B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology
Chair: AJ Fox, KSEE-TV
11:30 AM
6.2
A Rare Clockwise Tornado in Tennessee
Davis Nolan, WKRN-TV, Mount Juliet, TN
11:45 AM
6.3

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Lunch Break

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Recording files available
Lecture 2
2018 Horton Lecture
Location: Room 18A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
1:30 PM
L2.1
Rain Rates from Space: Past & Future (Invited Presentation)
Gerald R. North, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX

1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Recording files available
Panel Discussion 1
Broadcast Meteorologists Leading as Climate Change Communicators
Location: Ballroom B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology
Moderator: Bernadette Woods Placky, Climate Central
Panelists: Ed Maibach, George Mason Univ.; John Morales, George Mason Univ.; Jill Peeters, Climate without Borders
1:30 PM
PD1.1
Broadcast Meteorologists Leading as Climate Change Communicators
Bernadette Woods Placky, Climate Central, Princeton, NJ; and E. Maibach, J. Morales, and J. Peeters

1:30 PM-3:45 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 8
From Vulnerable to Resilient: Leveraging the Role of Communication
Location: Ballroom F (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; and the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology )
Chair: Randy A. Peppler, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma
1:30 PM
TJ8.1
Climate Resilient Engagement: One Firm's Experience and a Vision for the Future
Scott Shuford, CASE Consultants International, Asheville, NC; and M. McGuirk, R. D. Copenhaver, A. Keller, and E. Shea
1:45 PM
TJ8.2
Communicating Projections of Weather and Climate Extremes for Urban Decision-Makers
Andrew P. Ballinger, North Carolina State Univ., Asheville, NC; and K. E. Kunkel

2:30 PM
Break

2:45 PM
TJ8.5
3:00 PM
TJ8.6
Dynamics of Vulnerability in Drought Contexts: A Case Study of Pueblo, Colorado, and the Arkansas River
Jen Henderson, CIRES, Boulder, CO; and L. Dilling, U. Rick, R. E. Morss, and O. Wilhelmi
3:15 PM
TJ8.7
Comparing Heat Vulnerability Indicators and Household Experiences in Phoenix, Arizona
Lance E. Watkins, Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ; and M. K. Wright, E. C. Kurtz, P. Chakalian, D. M. Hondula, and S. L. Harlan
3:30 PM
TJ8.8

3:45 PM-5:30 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

7:00 PM-9:00 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


98th AMS Awards Banquet
Location: Ballroom D (ACC) (Austin, Texas)