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Weather Modification Annual Meeting - Long Beach, California: April 27-29, 2016


General Information

Long Beach is a city in Los Angeles County in Southern California, on the Pacific coast of the United States. The city is the 36th largest city in the United States and the seventh-largest in California. As of 2010, its population was 462,257. In addition, Long Beach is the second largest city in the Greater Los Angeles Area (after Los Angeles) and a principal city of the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

The Port of Long Beach is the United States' second busiest container port and one of the world's largest shipping ports. The city also maintains a large oil industry with wells located both underground and offshore. Manufacturing sectors include those in aircraft, car parts, electronic and audiovisual equipment, and home furnishings.

Downtown Long Beach is located approximately 22 miles (35 km) south of Downtown Los Angeles, though the two cities border each other for several miles on Long Beach's southwestern portion. Long Beach borders Orange County on its southeast edge.

What to learn more about Long Beach and its long, rich history?  Click the link below:

Long Beach History

Climate and Weather

Long Beach, depending on the reporting location, has a Mediterranean climate, with strong semi-arid climate characteristics. Days in Long Beach are mostly sunny, as in Southern California in general. Temperatures recorded at the weather station at the Long Beach Airport, 4.0 miles (6.4 km) inland from the ocean, range more greatly than those along the immediate coast. During the summer months, low clouds and fog occur frequently, developing overnight and blanketing the area on many mornings. This fog usually clears by the afternoon, and a westerly sea breeze often develops, keeping temperatures mild. Heat and humidity rarely coincide, making heat waves more tolerable than they would be otherwise.
As in most locations in Southern California, most rainfall occurs during the winter months. Storms can bring heavy rainfall.

Things to do in Long Beach

Click here to view a PDF of things to while in Long Beach.

Attendees of the meetings in Long Beach can get special discounts when they show their badge at local restaurants and business. Click the link below to see where the discounts are available.

Show Your Badge Discounts

Airport and Transportation

There are a number of airports near Long Beach, CA. Below are mileage and travel times (without traffic) from area airports to the Queen Mary according to Google Maps:

Long Beach Airport: 12 miles (25 minute travel time)
Los Angeles International Airport:  22 miles (35 minute travel time)
John Wayne Airport:  30 miles (45 minutes)

There a number of transportation options to and from the airport to the Queen Mary. Please see the options below for discounted WMA rates.

Long Beach Passport
-Complementary shuttle service, available from 5:30 am until midnight Monday-Friday
-Long Beach Passport Schedule

Super Shuttle
-Discounted rate link
-Discount code is GUVZ3. 
-Rates: From LAX is $17.00 per person; From SNA (John Wayne Airport) is $37.00 per person.
-Exclusive Van (private van that holds up to 7 passengers).   From LAX $85.00; From SNA $ 92.00

Car Service- Private
Secure Transportation Services

American Transportation Systems

Lux Bus

**More information regarding the Fargo meeting can be found below**

Long Beach Meeting Home

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