The field of urban meteorology has grown considerably in the past 50 years, and with the increased growth of cities worldwide, including the United States, there is a pressing need for continued scientific advances within the field. As the capabilities within urban meteorology have improved, the uses for urban weather information and its value to decision makers have increased. Users of urban meteorology information need high quality meteorological information available in a wide variety of formats that foster its use, within time constraints set by end users’ decision processes. To help meteorologists provide this tailored information, it is important to foster direct interaction with key end user communities, who can help identify their information needs. By advancing the science and technology related to urban meteorology with input from key end user communities, meteorologists can better meet the needs of diverse end users.

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