The webinar series was started in January 2013 to encourage more frequent and meaningful discussions/collaborations between researchers and operational forecasters. The webinars are every third Wednesday of odd months at noon mountain time. Speakers rotate between researchers, NWS forecasters, and an other category that includes USDA, military, foreign agencies, regional climate centers, etc. Anyone is welcome to attend the series. Info on how to attend the webinars will be posted within three days of the scheduled talk.