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Fourth Tri-State Weather Conference Schedule

Saturday, 13 October 2012

8:00-8:55 Continental Breakfast and Registration.

9:00 Opening remarks. Gary Lessor

9:05 University President James Schmotter Welcoming comments.

9:10 - 9:30 Dr. Jerome S. Thaler,
Climate Historian, N.Y.
Title: Hudson Valley Warming

9:35 - 10:00 Michael Erickson
School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
Title: A Look at High Fire Threat Risk and Ensemble Modeling Over the Northeastern United States

10:00 - 10:30 Break.

10:30 – 11:15 Dr. Robert Hart
Assistant Professor
Florida State University
Title: "The rarity of the 1938 New England Hurricane as a case of extratropical transition and some insight into its predictability."

11:20 - 12:10 Nicholas K Coch Ph.D. C.P.G.
School of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Queens College of C.U.N.Y.
Title: Hurricane Irene - A Catastrophic Hydrological Disaster for the Northeastern U.S.

12:15 – 1:15 Lunch

1:20 – 2:00 Eleanor Vallier-Talbot
NOAA/National Weather Service, Taunton, MA
Title: The Massachusetts Tornadoes of June 1, 2011 --
Before, During and the Aftermath.

2:05 – 2:40 Hayden Frank Lance Franck 
NOAA/NWS/Weather Forecast Office, Taunton, Massachusetts
Title: WSR - 88D Characteristics of Significant Tornadoes in New York and New England

2:45 – 3:15 Joey Picca
NOAA/National Weather Service Upton, NY
Title: Dual Polarization Radar - What is it and Why Should I Care?

3:15 – 3:30 Break

3:30 – 3:55 Anthony C. Lorenti, Captain.
ExpressJet Airlines, d.b.a. United Express. 1999 – Present, Newark-Liberty International Airport.
Title: A Cockpit view of weather.

4:00 – 4:25 Anthony P. Praino and James Cipriani
IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY
Title: Precision Weather, Analytics and Visualization for Emergency Management

4:30 – 5:00 Jeffrey Tongue
NOAA/National Weather Service Upton, NY
Title: Snow in October - How Could This Happen?

Concluding remarks.

Please note that the schedule includes 5 to 10 minutes per presentation for Q&A.

WCSU Weather Information

Current Conditions in Danbury

Current Conditions

55.1° F
Feels like N/A°

Wind: 7MPH from the S
Humidity: N/A%
Pressure: 30 in.
Dew Point: N/A° F

Emergency / Weather Alert Information

The Emergency / Weather Alert will be posted on the WCSU home page any time an emergency or bad weather causes a delay, cancellation or early closing of the university.

Weather Alert Example

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Greater Danbury 5-Day Forecast

Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Slight chance for a morning shower, partly sunny and pleasant.
Partly sunny and pleasant.
Mostly cloudy, chance for some showers.
Chance for morning rain then some afternoon sunshine.
Mostly sunny and mild.
36° / 59° 34° / 56° 36° / 43° 39° / 54° 33° / 54°