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)

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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.

Agenda

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.

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Dave Reynolds discusses the winter outlook.

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

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

Jeff Kopps overviews the flood products issued by NWS KMTR