National Weather Service Forecast Office
San Francisco Bay Area/Monterey

Satellite Field Office

 

San Francisco State University
Department of Geosciences

National Weather Service Media Workshop

Thornton Hall, Room 604

Monday, May 12, 2003

11:00 AM

(Quicktime Movie ~872 MB)

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The first official function scheduled for the new NWS Satellite Field Office was a media workshop on new developments in the NWS.

Agenda

11:00 AM:        Opening Remarks

 

11:15 AM:        Digital Forecasts   the the new forecast paradigm at the National Weather Service (Quicktime Movie ~700 MB)

  •      Generating forecast grids at the NWS Forecast Office
  •     National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD)
  •      Access to gridded forecasts

 

12:00 PM:        Overview of current National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) models

 

12:30 PM:        Digital video: NWS Monterey will have the ability to do interviews via phone and send the video of the interview to Bay Area media.

 

12:45 PM:        Emergency Response Dispersion Modeling in support of Homeland Security (presented by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

 

1:00 PM:          General Discussion: open to all attendees

 

                       

The workshop allowed members of the media to interact with Dave Reynolds, the Meteorologist-in-charge (below, left) , Warren Blier (far background), Science Operations Officer, and Duane Dykema, Lead Forecaster (below, right) of the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Monterey.

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Prof. Lisa White, Chair, Deparment of Geosciences welcomes Dave Reynolds, Meteorologist-in-charge, WFO, San Francisco Bay Area/Monterey
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A nice audience was present for the Media Workshop.
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Chair Lisa White and MIC Dave Reynolds convening the Workshop.

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Dave Reynolds in the midst of his presentation on the IFPS.