Alex Tardy has worked for NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) since 1993 and is currently the Warning Coordination Meteorologist in San Diego, California. In this position he is the manager in charge of a variety of outreach programs and training a network of weather spotters. His key role is promoting the NWS by developing relationships, educating and establishing interpretive weather support services with the local, state and federal Emergency Management community, academia partners as well as the general public. The position also requires internal and external evaluation of the products and services provided by the local NWS office in efforts to improve impact-based decision making by all stakeholders that use the weather information and warnings for public safety.
Alex graduated from the State University of New York with a Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science. He started his career in NWS as an intern in Volens, Virginia operating a conventional radar (pre Doppler), and then finished his internship in Burlington, Vermont where he was born. Alex became a journey forecaster in Sacramento during the modernization of the National Weather Service in 1998. Alex was promoted to the Science and Operations Officer position in Corpus Christi, Texas in 2008. At this position he was responsible for science and technology infusion and training, collaboration with the research community as well as conducting and reviewing research studies. Most recently, he was promoted to the position of Warning Coordination Meteorologist in San Diego, California. Alex has a diverse background of operational weather forecasting and has been involved with various projects in the NWS including leadership activities. Many published scientific papers and presentations at conferences have been completed during his 20 year career in National Weather Service.
Extensive training programs in National Weather Service and leadership development: COMAP, WSR-88D, Warning Decision Making at COMET, Warning Coordination and NOAA Education, Supervisor, AWIPS, Hurricane Liaison.
Partner collaboration for Storm and TsunamiReady program, Skywarn weather spotters, EAS and all local, state and federal agency collaboration. Office leader in Decision Support Services and Social Media dissemination products for impact weather. Facilitation of student volunteers and participated in regional and national NWS teams.
Led the office in technology infusion, facilitation of training, local research and presentations, academia collaboration and agency partner collaboration
Led the office in local numerical weather prediction and research. Conducted numerous studies, scientific and partner presentations, and development staff training using WES, web based, and Articulate
Flood Plain Managers Association Media Award 2012
Infragard Raging Waters Functional Exercise 2012
2013 AMS Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology
The Impact of Recent Heat Waves on Human Health in
Kristen Guirguis, Alexander Gershunov, Alexander Tardy and Rupa Basu
2011 AMS Pre-Print
Some Challenges And Successes Associated with Using Storm-Scale Modeling at a NWS Forecast Office
2011 COMET module case study for operational use of convection allowing models as part of the PDS
Evaluation of high resolution model QPF performance in the complex
terrain of the Great Basin as part of the DTC Winter Forecast Experiment
Alexander Tardy, Mark Jackson, and Edward Szoke
2009 AMS Pre-Print
Real-time high resolution numerical weather prediction forecasts for incident meteorologists.
2007 AMS Pre-Print for Climatology of Elevated Thunderstorms
2005 AMS Pre-Print DTC evaluation of WRF-NAM model
2013 NWA annual meeting oral presentation on partner decision support services
2012 AMS CMOS/NWP oral presentation on use of analogs in operational forecasting
2011 AMS annual meeting oral presentation the use of High Resolution Numerical Weather Prediction with convection allowing models
2011 National Hydrologic Warning Council oral presentation on extreme precipitation
2010 National Flood Conference oral presentation on using GIS for precipitation analyses
2010 NWA annual meeting oral presentation on extreme drought and flooding in South Texas
2009 AMS NWP/WAF conference oral presentation on use of High Resolution Modeling for short term forecasting
2007 AMS NWP/WAF conference poster presentation on climatology and application of forecasting elevated thunderstorms
2005 AMS NWP/WAF conference oral presentation on elevated convection studies
2008 Great Divide Workshop presentation on elevated convection
2003-2005 Annual Intermountain Workshop oral presentations on elevated convection and Sierra Nevada snowfall
2003 Climate Workshop oral presentation on relationships of ENSO and California precipitation 2002 Southwest Weather Symposium oral presentation on elevated convection 2001-2002 Published 10 Western Region Technical Attachments 2000 Published 2 Eastern Region Technical Attachments 1998 Great Lakes Annual Workshop presentation on Lake Effect and Lake Enhanced snowfall
2002 Southwest Weather Symposium oral presentation on elevated convection
2001-2002 Published 10 Western Region Technical Attachments
2000 Published 2 Eastern Region Technical Attachments
1998 Great Lakes Annual Workshop presentation on Lake Effect and Lake Enhanced snowfall
AMS Board for Operational Government Meteorologists
AMS Local Chapter Vice President
Focus 2050 San Diego Foundation
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