Saturday, May 1, 2021
Zoom Virtual Conference
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Northwest Weather Workshop 2021

Sponsored by the NOAA/NWS, the University of Washington, and the Portland/Puget Sound Chapters of the American Meteorological Society

Saturday, May 1, 2021

This year the meeting will be virtual and viewable through Zoom. To participate in the meeting: here is the necessary information:

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Meeting Agenda:

9-9:10 AM Welcome and information.

Session 1: Regional Wildfires: Historical Perspective and Meteorology

9:10-9:25 Wildfires and the Impacts on the Wine Regions of Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Michael Fagan, West Coast Weather

9:25-9:40 Forecasting the Historic Labor Day 2020 Firestorm: The Real-Time Application of Probabilistic Forecasting to Increase Confidence in a Historic Event at WFO Portland, OR Shawn Weagle/Senior Forecaster / Incident Meteorologist. NOAA / National Weather Service. Portland, Oregon

9:40-9:55 Forecasting During Wildfire Smoke events in Western Washington. Mary Mary K. Butwin, Ph.D. Meteorologist, National Weather Service Seattle 

9:55-10:10 The Meteorology of the September 2020 Wildfires. Cliff Mass, University of Washington

10:10-10:20 Break

10:10-10:25 History of Catastrophic Wildfires in Western Oregon. Bob Zybach, Ph.D., NW Maps

10:25-10:40  The Influence of Wildfire Smoke on Cloud Microphysics during the September 2020 Pacific Northwest Wildfires. Robert Conrick1*, Clifford F. Mass1, Joseph P. Boomgard-Zagrodnik2, and David Ovens.1 Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington2 Washington State University, Pullman, Washington

Session 2: West Coast Meteorology

10:40 -10:55 Atmospheric Science Research Applications for Agricultural Decision Support, Joe Boomgard-Zagrodnik, Washington State University

10:55-11:10 Radiative Heat Fluxes in WA State: Linkages to Temperatures and Regional Circulation. Nicholas Bond and Karin Bumbaco, UW, Office of the Washington State Climatologist

11:10-11:25 BC ARkSuperStorm Project:  A New Impacts Based Rating of Extratropical Storms  for Canada. Dr. Melinda M (Mindy) Brugman1, Dr. Matthias Jakob2, Dr. Alex Cannon1, Dr. Ruping Mo1, Ka Hing Yau1, Phillip Jarrett1 , Lisa Evern1, Ross MacDonald1, Armel Castellan1, Dr. Gary Geng1, Rita So1, Marc Beauchemin1, Dr. Anthony Liu1, Roxanne Vingarzan1   Dr Ashlee Jollymore 3and Dr Johnathan Boyd 3 1Meteorological Services of Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Vancouver, Victoria BC ; Edmonton, AB  and Toronto; ON;  2 BGC Engineering  and 3BC River Forecast Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada

11:25-11:40 Advancing High-Resolution Ensemble Forecasts of Precipitation for the Pacific Northwest Region. Yolande Serra, Cliff Mass, Nick Bond, Jeff Baars, Chidong Zhang, and Richard Steed. University of Washington and NOAA PMEL

11:40-11:50 East Pacific Sea Surface Temperatures and Minimum Air Temperatures over the Pacific Northwest. Calen Randall and Cliff Mass, University of Washington

11:50- noon A Video Recap of the Weather of 2020. Greg Johnson, Skunk Bay Weather