97th AMS Annual Meeting | 22–26 January 2017 | Seattle, WA

Daily Weather Briefings

Monday–Thursday, 23–26 January 2017, 12:45–1:05 P.M., 611

The University of Washington and the local National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Office will present daily weather briefings at the 2017 AMS Annual Meeting.  Although these 30-minute presentations will focus on the complex weather of the Pacific Northwest, a summary of major national weather features and forecast issues will be provided.  During the daily briefings the speakers will provide not only weather analysis and predictions, but will explain the fascinating and varied meteorology of the region: orographic precipitation, rain shadows, convergence zones, diurnal circulations, downslope windstorms, and gap winds are just of few of the local weather elements that will be reviewed.  In addition, these discussions will spotlight regional high-resolution deterministic and ensemble forecasts that have become important tools employed by the Pacific Northwest weather prediction community. The briefings will also include a Space Weather Briefing by a representative of the NWS’s Space Weather Prediction Center.