National Weather Service (NWS) Planning Aids Decision Support and Collaboration
5/21/2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: 255C

National Weather Service representatives from Salt Lake City, Utah, and Pocatello, Idaho, will discuss the decision-support planning resources available to the public works community. NWS has a suite of products and services including Interactive NWS, NWSChat, and social media and web services applications. They’ll discuss how you can find relevant forecast information, Radar and Probabilistic Snowfall Forecasts, and winter weather impact thresholds. They’ll also cover FHWA’s Pathfinder program, the Utah Road Weather Partners public-private coordination working group, and the Weather Ready Nation (WRN) Ambassador program.

After Attending This Session, You Will be Better Able to:
1.Proactively plan maintenance strategies before and during storms.
2.Discover ways to engage with NWS forecasters with questions and feedback before, during, and after the storm.
3.Become Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors and strengthen your community’s resilience to extreme weather.
Speaker : Alex DeSmet Meteorologist, National Weather Service Pocatello, Pocatello, ID
Speaker : Glen Merrill , WEATHER, n/a, UT