RISE 2019 Conference

Transforming University Engagement In Pre- and Post-Disaster Environments: Lessons from Puerto Rico

Neil Stuart

Lead Meteorologist



Neil Stuart received his B.S. degree in Atmospheric Science from the State University of New York at Albany in 1990. He volunteered at the National Weather Service in Providence, RI and worked as a student intern at the National Weather Service in Albany, NY, before starting his career at the National Weather Service in Wilmington, NC in 1991.  In 1994 he became a general forecaster at the National Weather Service in Wakefield, VA, and then was promoted to senior forecaster in 2001. Neil transferred to the National Weather Service in Albany, NY in 2006.

Neil enjoys all types of operational forecasting and research. This includes studying the future role of humans in the forecast process, communication of uncertainty, and societal impacts of hazardous weather. Neil has presented studies and published articles on the predictability of weather hazards at local, regional and national conferences. He is a member of a societal impacts research group based out of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) as well as a graduate of the American Meteorological Society’s Summer Policy Colloquium in Washington D.C. Most recently, Neil has worked with the State University of New York at Albany School of Public Health and New York State Department of Health to conduct research and publish studies on extreme heat and cold, which led to a change in thresholds for heat related warnings in New York State.