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


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.
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

Handout (3.2 MB)

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

9:30 AM
1.4
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

Handout (1.6 MB)

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

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.

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


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.
2:00 PM
2.1
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

3:15 PM
2.6
Leveraging Podcast Medium to Enhance Absorption and Increase Preparedness Levels
Mark T. Jelinek, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

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


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.
8:45 AM
3.2
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, 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


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

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

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


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

2:15 PM
5.4
2:30 PM
5.5
Winter Weather Science and Service Advances and Challenges
David Novak, NOAA/NCEP/Weather Prediction Center, College Park, MD

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
Poster 780 is now 6.3A

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

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


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
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

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-3:45 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


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
NWS Hazard Simplification Project: A Roadmap for Change
Eli Jacks, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD

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


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
2:00 PM
J46.3
2:30 PM
Break

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


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

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


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
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

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


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
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

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


Coffee Break

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