NOAA to launch Weather-Ready Nation pilot project to enhance weather forecasts for D.C. Metro, Baltimore

 

The National Weather Service’s Sterling, Va. office will host a public program to launch its Weather-Ready Nation pilot project to help forecasters better assess high-impact weather and produce forecasts with information tailored to the needs of emergency managers. New products developed as part of the project will serve to mitigate future risk from flash flooding, flooding, snow storms, and other disasters in our area.

The event will take place during a weekend open house at the forecast office. Residents are invited to tour the forecast operations floor, meet meteorologists and learn how forecasters track storms and issue warnings. 

WHAT:

NOAA National Weather Service
Pilot Project Launch

WHEN:

Sat., Sept. 22 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EDT

WHERE:

Baltimore/Washington Weather Forecast Office
43858 Weather Service Rd.
Sterling, VA 20166

SPEAKERS:

NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco
U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf
FEMA Acting Regional Administrator Robert Welch
WJLA TV Lead Meteorologist Bob Ryan
Meteorologist-in-Charge of Sterling forecast office James Lee

Media availability with speakers and tour of the forecast operations floor immediately following event. 

For the open house schedule, visit http://www.erh.noaa.gov/lwx/openhouse/


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Posted: September 17, 2012