- Derek Wroe, MS, National Weather Service Fire Weather Focal Point, Honolulu Forecast Office
- Yi-Leng Chen, PhD, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, School of Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa
- Francis Fujioka, PhD, Retired, Fire and Fuels Program, USFS Pacific Southwest Research Station
The NWS Fire Weather Focal Point will present a brief overview of fire weather forecasting in Hawaii, the conditions leading up to Aug 8, and how NWS dealt with uncertainty, interpreted global numerical model data, communicated information, and issued products leading up to the event. The UH team will review and evaluation the performance of the experimental high-resolution numerical weather model, and present the diagnosis of this event, based on model output and observational data. The team (NWS, UHM and USFS) will discuss possible value aided model products and other products to benefit fire weather forecasts in Hawaii.
At the beginning of the seminar, the MIX peer advisors will present international exchange opportunities for UHM students.