Yanna Chen is earning a PhD in the department of Atmospheric Sciences at State University of New York (SUNY) University at Albany and is a Cohort-1 NCAS-M Fellow. I am interested in the NCAS-M focus area Improved Quantification of Forecast Uncertainty in support of the NCAS-M theme: Innovative observations for advancing the analysis and prediction of weather, climate, and atmospheric chemistry. My recent research experience involves the role of model physics in the prediction and impacts of cold season precipitation. The research is of interest to the NOAA/NWS Albany WFO and other N.E. region NWS forecast offices given high impact of these events. It is a possible candidate for research collaboration with NWS.