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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 07/13/2008

Local Weather Conference: July 18-19

By Ian Livingston

Louis Uccellini, Director of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction, speaks at the 2006 Eastern U.S. Weather Conference. By Capital Weather Gang photographer and co-founder Ian Livingston.

On July 18 and 19, the 4th annual Eastern United States Weather Conference will be held in Crystal City at the Hyatt Regency. Educational workshops will be held on Friday, featuring former and current government as well as private meteorologists. Friday night is reception night where weather aficionados, including Capital Weather Gang photographer Kevin Ambrose, will show off and sell their stuff. Saturday's conference lineup includes, among others, NBC-4's Chief Meteorologist Bob Ryan and the director of the National Hurricane Center Bill Read. Spots are limited but still available for all the activities!

Keep reading to learn more about the conference, or if you're already sold skip straight to registering. See the full forecast for the outlook through the middle of the coming week.

The main event will occur on Saturday, July 19. Featured speakers include Greg Carbin of the Storm Prediction Center, former president of the National Weather Association Wes Junker, Chicago meteorologist Tom Skilling, Director of the National Hurricane Center Bill Read, and of course, local favorite Bob Ryan.

Following the main presentations on Saturday, a round of shorter weather-related "lightning talks", including one by Capital Weather Gang's Chief Meteorologist Jason Samenow, will finish up the day. Whether you are interested in hurricanes, severe weather, how forecasts are prepared for television, or you are a snow fanatic, there will be a presentation just for you!

If able to "call in sick" on Friday, you will be able to attend three educational workshops taught by National Weather Service and private meteorologists. These workshops will cover forecasting and using the tools available to do so.

Friday night at 7:30 p.m., weather enthusiasts of all types will show off their stuff. Capital Weather Gang's Kevin Ambrose will be in attendance, with Washington photo prints, as well as his book "Washington Weather." Others attending the Friday night festivities include D.C. meteorologist Tony Pann, and Weatherbug will have it's StormChaser vehicle present for viewing.

Spots are limited but still available, and registration is open through this coming Tuesday (July 15). The full conference fee, including all activities on Friday, is $155 and includes plated dinner at the end of the day Saturday. If just interested in Friday activities, the price for workshops and/or Friday night is $25.

This conference is not affiliated with Capital Weather Gang or, please direct questions to those indicated on the conference web site.

By Ian Livingston  | July 13, 2008; 11:00 AM ET
Categories:  Education, News & Notes  
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Action is still generally to our west with individual cells moving NE and a bit of a "D.C. Split" in the radar echo structure. Not quite sure how this line will affect W. Arlington.

Posted by: El Bombo | July 13, 2008 5:29 PM | Report abuse

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