ESRL Global Systems Division

2006 Rocky Mountain Weather and Climate Workshop

The NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory Global Systems Division, the Denver/Boulder National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Office, and the NWS Space Environment Center will host the annual volunteer weather observers' workshop on Saturday, May 20, 2006. ESRL's Rhonda Lange has coordinated the program to include Science On a Sphere®, a weather briefing, and overviews of the Weather Forecast Office and the Space Environment Center Forecast Office. Conducting these sessions will be Will von Dauster, Dr. Tom Schlatter, Bob Glancy, and Larry Combs. Over a hundred volunteer weather observers will convene for an all-day workshop starting in the morning at the NOAA building and then travel to NCAR's Mesa Laboratory for afternoon talks.

The Rocky Mountain Weather and Climate Workshop is presented by three meteorology-based organizations, in appreciation of the time and interest that Rocky Mountain area volunteer weather observers have contributed over the years. The organizations include: the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and the Colorado Climate Center, Colorado State University, Department of Atmospheric Science.

In an effort to support and improve weather forecasting, the volunteer weather observers' data are used by a variety of organizations and individuals, including the NOAA National Weather Service, other meteorologists, hydrologists, emergency managers, city utilities (water supply, water conservation, storm water), insurance adjusters, USDA, engineers, mosquito control, ranchers and farmers, outdoor and recreation interests, teachers, students, and neighbors in the community.

Contact information
Name: Ann M Reiser
Tel: 303-497-6634
Ann.M.Reiser@noaa.gov