National Weather Service Forecast Office
San Francisco Bay Area/Monterey

Satellite Field Office


San Francisco State University
Department of Geosciences

(Local Contact: John Monteverdi)

National Weather Service Media Workshop

Thornton Hall, Room 604

Tuesday October 26, 2004

11:00 AM

(MIC: David Reynolds)


David Reynolds. Meteorologist-in-charge, WFO, San Francisco Bay Area/Monterey, convenes the workshop. Representatives of the local media (including NPR, KRON-TV, KPIX-TV and KGO-TV, as well as the SF Chronicle and private firms, were present.


11:00 AM:        Opening Remarks


11:05 AM:       NWS Winter Season Outlook

11:30 AM:        Outlook, Watch and Warning Products and Functions of the NWS KMTR Office


11:45 AM:        Digital Forecasts   the the new forecast paradigm at the National Weather Service


12:15 PM:        Overview of current National Center for Environmental Prediction

(NCEP) models

12:45 PM:        Flood Outlook, Advisory and Warning Products


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 (above) , Warren Blier, Science Operations Officer, David Soroka, Warning Coordination Meteorologist , and Jeffrey Kopps, Hydrologist of the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Monterey.


Dave Reynolds discusses the winter outlook.

Warren Blier, Science Operations Officer, discusses the advantages of the Ensemble GFS.


Warning Coordination Meteorologist David Soroka overviews the dissemination of outlook, watch and warning products

Jeff Kopps overviews the flood products issued by NWS KMTR