Session 12 Sixth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation

Program Chairs: Douglas Hilderbrand , NOAA/NWS ; Jennifer Sprague , NOAA/NWS ; Dave Jones , StormCenter Communications, Inc.

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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

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Session 1
Better Communication through Social Media
Location: Ballroom E (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation
Cochairs: Douglas Hilderbrand, NOAA/NWS; Jennifer Sprague, NOAA/NWS; Dave Jones, StormCenter Communications, Inc.
8:45 AM
1.1
9:00 AM
1.2
Using Video to Communicate Weather Hazards
Tim Brice, NOAA/NWS/Weather Forecast Office in El Paso, TX, Santa Teresa, NM; and J. Laney and C. Dennhardt
9:15 AM
1.3
A Weather-Ready Nation Success Story in Social Media Engagement: #SafePlaceSelfie
Douglas Hilderbrand, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and T. Boucher, M. Barry, and C. Pieper
9:45 AM
1.5
Communicating Impactful Weather across the U.S./Mexico Border using Social Media
Jason Laney, NOAA/NWS/Weather Forecast Office in El Paso, TX, Santa Teresa, NM; and T. Brice and M. Pazos

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


Coffee Break

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


Panel Discussion 1
Defining “Vulnerability”: When One Size Fits None
Location: Ballroom E (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation
Moderator: Trevor Boucher, NOAA/NWSFO
Panelists: Linda Wasserman, Texas Impact; Rachella Shephard, Educational Resource Center on Deafness; Alyssa V. Bates, NWS/OU CIMMS Warning Decision Training Division; Matthew Bolton, How The Weatherworks

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


Lunch Break

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

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

2:00 PM-4:15 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018

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Session 2
Effective Communication and Partnership Techniques to Effect Change in Preparedness Behavior
Location: Ballroom E (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation
Cochairs: Douglas Hilderbrand, NOAA/NWS; Jennifer Sprague, NOAA/NWS; Dave Jones, StormCenter Communications, Inc.
2:15 PM
2.2
2:30 PM
2.3
Extreme Weather Experience: Experiential Weather Edutainment
Erik Salna, Florida International Univ. Extreme Events Institute, Miami, FL
2:45 PM
2.4
Building a Weather-Ready Nation through the Integration of Communication and Education
Amber J. Liggett, Millersville Univ., Beaver, PA; and M. Scarzello Fairbanks and K. Garrett
3:15 PM
2.6
3:30 PM
2.7
Building the Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador Initiative in U.S. Territories
Charlie Woodrum, NWS, Honolulu, HI; and W. B. Aydlett, M. L. Aydlett, E. Lutu-McMoore, and J. Taifane
3:45 PM
2.8
The "One Wyoming" Weather-Ready Nation Initiative
Tim Troutman, NWS, Riverton, WY; and C. Hahn
Manuscript (185.5 kB)

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

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Session 3
The Future of Predictive Services in AmericaPart I
Location: Ballroom E (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation
Cochairs: Douglas Hilderbrand, NOAA/NWS; Jennifer Sprague, NOAA/NWS; Dave Jones, StormCenter Communications, Inc.
8:30 AM
3.1
8:45 AM
3.2
Comprehensive Reimagining of Emergency Alerting
Michael Gerber, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and C. Hodan
9:00 AM
3.3
WPC Pursuing Deeper Stakeholder Engagement for Future Innovation
Kathryn K. Gilbert, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Weather Prediction Center, College Park, MD; and G. M. Eosco, L. Girardi, G. W. Carbin, D. R. Novak, M. Klein, and J. Sprague
9:15 AM
3.4
Context-Aware Weather Warning Systems
Brenda J. Philips, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA; and J. E. Trainor, D. Westbrook, A. Bajaj, and E. J. Lyons

9:30 AM
3.5
Building a Maritime Weather-Ready Nation
Thomas J. Cuff, NOAA NWS Ocean Prediction Center, College Park, MD

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


Coffee . Break

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

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Session 4
The Future of Predictive Services in America: Part II
Location: Ballroom E (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation
Cochairs: Douglas Hilderbrand, NOAA/NWS; Andrea Bleistein, NOAA/NWS
10:30 AM
4.1
Evolving to Achieve a Weather-Ready Nation
David Novak, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, College Park, MD
10:45 AM
4.2
Building a Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) by Transforming the National Weather Service’s Dissemination Systems
Michelle Mainelli, Office of Dissemination, Silver Spring, MD; and C. S. Brunner, C. Hodan, B. Werwinski, and B. Dunford
11:15 AM
4.4
Evolving the NWS: The Impacts Catalog Component
Wendy Marie Thomas, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and M. W. Davis, M. Jackson, and M. Tew
11:30 AM
4.5
National Blend of Models Field Demonstrations: A Closer Look
Cammye Sims, NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and D. Cobb, M. J. Hudson, and M. A. Tew
11:45 AM
4.6
Using Geospatial Web Services to Transform Weather, Water, and Climate Information Communication
Kari L. Sheets, NWS, Bohemia, NY; and C. S. Brunner, S. Gilbert, N. Parikh, and D. Rinker

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

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Session 5
Two Sessions in One: Uncertainty, Risk, and Decision-Making (Part I) and International Community Contributions on Weather-Ready Nation-Like Efforts Part II
Location: Ballroom E (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation
Cochairs: Douglas Hilderbrand, NOAA/NWS; Jennifer Sprague, NOAA/NWS; Dave Jones, StormCenter Communications, Inc.
1:30 PM
5.1
Major Risks, Uncertain Outcomes: Making Ensemble Forecasts Work for Multiple Audiences
Burrell E. Montz, East Carolina Univ., Greenville, NC; and R. H. Carr, K. Semmens, K. Maxfield, P. R. Ahnert, R. Shedd, and J. C. Elliott
1:45 PM
5.2
8-10-Day Probabilistic Forecasts: What Do Users Need to Understand and Use Longer-Range Uncertainty Information in Decision-Making?
Rachel Hogan Carr, Nurture Nature Center, Easton, PA; and B. E. Montz, K. Maxfield, K. Semmens, D. Halperin, M. J. Bodner, J. A. Nelson Jr., J. Kastman, S. Ganetis, K. K. Gilbert, W. S. Lamberson, and J. Sprague
2:30 PM
5.5
Winter Weather Science and Service Advances and Challenges
David Novak, NOAA/NCEP/Weather Prediction Center, College Park, MD
3:00 PM
5.7
3:15 PM
5.8
Towards a Drought Information System for South America
Viviane Silva, NOAA/NWS, Silver Springs, MD; and G. Podesta, C. Saulo, J. Báez, R. Martinez, R. Pulwarty, M. Skansi, R. Stefanski, J. Camacho, and J. Peronto

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


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

Poster Session 1
Weather-Ready Nation Poster Session
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation
774
Examining the Utility of Twitter Hail Reports to Verify Spatiotemporally Dense Forecasts
Makenzie Krocak, CIMMS, Norman, OK; and J. T. Ripberger, H. Jenkins-Smith, and C. Silva

775
777
Integrated Weather Impact Team: A Multi-Sector Collaboration for Improved Preparedness and Response to Mitigate Tomorrow's Disasters
Dr. Sepideh Yalda, Millersville Univ., Millersville, PA; and M. Steinbugl, J. R. Scala, J. Jumper, P. A. Jung, B. Watson, C. Evanego, W. Gartner, C. Soelle, N. A. Wardle, J. Anshutz, and J. R. Banghoff

779
National Water Model: Providing the Nation with Actionable Water Intelligence
Bradford Bates, NOAA, Tuscaloosa, AL; and F. Salas, N. Swain, M. Stone, G. Aggett, E. Clark, and J. Nelson

Poster 780 is now 6.3A

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

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

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Session 6
Effective Tropical Communication Techniques for Improved Preparedness
Location: Ballroom E (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation
Chair: Charlie Woodrum, NOAA/NWS
8:30 AM
6.1
8:45 AM
6.2
9:00 AM
6.3A
Hurricane Havoc: Mapping the Mayhem with NOAA's National Water Model
Monica Stone, NOAA, Tuscaloosa, AL; and B. Bates, N. Swain, F. Salas, G. Aggett, and E. Clark

9:30 AM
6.5
A Fiscally Based Scale for Tropical Cyclone Storm Surge
Amanda M. Walker, Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA; and D. W. Titley, M. E. Mann, and R. G. Najjar

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


Coffee Break

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

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Session 7
Promoting Consistency in Communications and Better Understanding User Needs
Location: Ballroom E (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation
Chair: Cammye Sims, NOAA
10:30 AM
7.1
10:45 AM
7.2
Revisiting the Color Conundrum: On the Use of Color in Weather Displays
Matthew J. Bolton, Saint Leo Univ., Saint Leo, FL; and H. M. Mogil
11:00 AM
7.3
Communications in the Eye of the Storm: Understanding NWS Decision Support Decisions
Sean Ernst, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. Sprague and K. E. Klockow

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


Lunch Break

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

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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-3:45 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018

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Session 8
Two Sessions in One: Hazard Simplification (Part I) and Awesome Collaboration Efforts (Part II)
Location: Ballroom E (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation
Chair: Charlie Woodrum, NOAA/NWS
1:30 PM
8.1
1:45 PM
8.2
Small Craft What? Proposed NWS Hazard Simplification Marine Product Consolidation and Reformatting
Allison L. Allen, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and W. Presenll, D. Wright, E. Jacks, A. T. Pirring, and K. Klockow
2:00 PM
8.3
NWS Hazard Simplification: Effective Communication of Heat Hazards
Michelle Hawkins, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and E. Jacks, J. G. Ferrell, A. Horvitz, A. T. Pirring, C. Williams, and G. M. Eosco
2:45 PM
8.6
NWS Integrated Team Models of Community Engagement
Bethany Perry, NOAA Central Region Collaboration Team, Kansas City, MO
3:00 PM
8.7
3:30 PM
8.9
Providing Spanish Translations to Build a Weather-Ready Nation
Krizia Negron-Hernandez, NWS, Key West, FL; and L. Johnson

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Joint Session 46
Informing Heat-Health Practitioners to Reduce Risk through Impact-Based Decision Support
Location: Room 17B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Ninth Conference on Environment and Health; and the Sixth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation )
Cochairs: Hunter Jones, NOAA; Shubhayu Saha, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1:30 PM
J46.1
Record-Setting Heat and Heat-Related Deaths in Maricopa County, AZ, in 2016: Cause and Effect?
David M. Hondula, Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ; and H. Putnam, A. Urban, P. Iniguez, and V. Berisha
2:00 PM
J46.3
The Hidden Health Costs of Extreme Heat Exposures on Outdoor Workers in the California Central Valley
Jennifer Vanos, Univ. of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA; and M. F. Wehner and F. Castillo

2:30 PM
Break

3:15 PM
J46.8
Developing Resilience to Public Health Risks of Extreme Heat in the U.S.−Mexico Border Region
Gregg M. Garfin, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, TX; and H. Jones, J. Vanos, S. Leroy, P. Juarez-Carrillo, and A. Monteblanco

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)

Thursday, 11 January 2018

8:30 AM-9:30 AM: Thursday, 11 January 2018

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Session 9
Impact-Based Decision Support Services: Climate and Health
Location: Ballroom E (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation
Chair: Hunter Jones, NOAA
8:30 AM
9.1
Refocusing and Evolving Subseasonal-to-Seasonal Services in NOAA’s National Weather Service
Fiona Horsfall, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and M. Timofeyeva, V. Silva, M. R. Mangan, J. C. Meyers, and J. Zdrojewski
8:45 AM
9.2
Communicating Climate through the NOAA ENSO Blog
Emily J. Becker, NOAA, College Park, MD; and M. L'Heureux and T. DiLiberto
9:00 AM
9.3
The Integrated Information Systems (IIS) Approach to Climate Services: NIDIS and NIHHIS
Hunter M. Jones, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and J. Trtanj, R. S. Pulwarty, and S. Giltz

9:15 AM
9.4
NOAA/NWS Western Region Experimental HeatRisk Project: Providing A New Heat Service for a WRN
Michael J. Staudenmaier Jr., NOAA/NWS, Salt Lake City, UT; and A. Bair, P. Iniguez, M. Mead, B. Rasch, and D. T. Van Cleave

9:30 AM-10:30 AM: Thursday, 11 January 2018


Exhibit Hall Breakfast
Location: Exhibit Hall 4 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Thursday, 11 January 2018

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Session 10
Creating a Weather-Ready Nation "For All"
Location: Ballroom E (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation
Chair: Wendy Marie Thomas, NOAA/NWS
10:45 AM
10.2
The Multimedia Assistance in Spanish (MAS) Program
Orlando Bermudez, NOAA/NWS, New Braunfels, TX; and J. W. Zeitler
11:15 AM
10.4
A Culture of Clouds: Translating Meteorology into the Navajo Language
Natalie Elizabeth Panasiak, Univ. of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC; and V. Allen and A. L. Merriman
11:30 AM
10.5
Exploring Differences in Weather Knowledge and Perceptions in Autistic and Non-Autistic Individuals
Matthew J. Bolton, Saint Leo Univ., Saint Leo, FL; and W. G. Blumberg, H. M. Mogil, and L. K. Ault

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Thursday, 11 January 2018


Lunch Break

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Thursday, 11 January 2018

1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Thursday, 11 January 2018

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Session 11
Impact-Based Decision Support Services: Earth, Wind, Fire, Water
Location: Ballroom E (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation
CoChair: Cammye Sims, NWS
1:30 PM
11.1
An Impact-Based Decision Support Paradigm for National Weather Service Wildfire Forecast and Warning Services
T. Todd Lindley, NOAA/NWSFO, Norman, OK; and G. P. Murdoch, R. Heffernan, N. J. Nauslar, and A. Gerard
2:00 PM
11.3
Advancing Modeling Capabilities and Impact Analysis Tools to Improve Preparedness for Major Hurricane Hazard Events
Isaac Ginis, Univ. of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI; and D. Ullman, T. Hara, C. Kincaid, K. Rosa, X. Chen, B. Thomas, A. Becker, P. Stempel, R. Witkop, P. Rubinoff, W. Huang, M. Orr, R. Thomas, R. Thompson, M. Belk, P. Morey, and S. Conard
2:15 PM
11.4
The ADCIRC Surge Guidance System for Coastal Zone Decision Support
Jason G. Fleming, Seahorse Coastal Consulting, Morehead City, NC; and R. Luettich, M. E. Agnew, C. Kaiser, N. Dill, and Z. Cobell
2:45 PM
11.6
Impact-Based Predictions of Human Risk to Flash Flood across the United States
Galateia Terti, Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France; and I. Ruin, J. J. Gourley, P. E. Kirstetter, Z. L. Flamig, J. Blanchet, A. Arthur, and S. Anquetin

3:00 PM-3:30 PM: Thursday, 11 January 2018


Coffee Break

3:30 PM-5:00 PM: Thursday, 11 January 2018

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Session 12
Impact-Based Decision Support Services (IDSS) Innovation and Best Practices
Location: Ballroom E (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation
Chair: Christopher Hedge, NOAA/NWS
4:00 PM
12.3A
NOAA/NWS External Grant Programs: Collaborating with the Univ. Research Community
Christopher Hedge, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and F. Toepfer and J. Cortinas Jr.
4:45 PM
12.5
Multi-Year Strongest California Drought from 500-m SNPP/VIIRS
Felix Kogan, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD