Annual Winter Weather Meeting 2 Weeks Away

November 3, 2012
20th Annual Oregon AMS “Winter Weather Forecast Conference” is coming to Portland Saturday, November 17th at 10 AM. 
 
Meteorologists from across the Pacific Northwest will once again descend on the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) to give their prognostications for the upcoming winter. Will El Nino arrive, bringing with it warmer and drier weather or will it remain at bay for what could be a “wild-weather-ride” this winter? Don’t miss this ever-popular free public meeting. A $300 Davis home weather station will also be raffled off at the end of the meeting. For all the formal meeting details, please see below or click: http://www.ametsoc.org/chapters/oregon/
 
Steve Pierce - Oregon AMS President
 
 
WHAT: 20th Annual Winter Weather Forecast Conference
WHEN: Saturday, November 17th 2012 @ 10 AM.
WHERE: Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), main auditorium, 1945 S.E. Water Ave. in Portland. For driving directions to OMSI click: http://tinyurl.com/6rrz8em.
MEETING & PARKING COST: This meeting is free and open to all ages of the general public. Free parking in all OMSI parking lots.
OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: For overnight accommodations in Portland, please see: http://tinyurl.com/7boqrsf
AGENDA: Meteorologists from across the Pacific Northwest will once again give their prognostications for the upcoming winter, as well as a look back at last winter.  
 
Formal Conference Rundown
 
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Steve Pierce, Oregon AMS President
 
OMSI Update
Jim Todd, OMSI Planetarium Manager
 
Review of 2011-2012 Weather
Mark Nelsen, Chief Meteorologist – KPTV/KPDX
 
2012/13 Winter Weather Forecasts
Clinton Rockey – National Weather Service Portland
Kyle Dittmer, Hydrologist/Meteorologist – CRITFC
George Taylor, Climatologist/Meteorologist – Applied Climate Services
Jim Little, Meteorologist – Oregon Department of Forestry              
 
Special Presentation
Jesse Nicola – Mount Hood Ski Bowl
“Using NOAA XML data to design a ski resort forecast”
 
Audience Question/Answer Session with Forecasters
 
Raffle – $300 Davis Home Weather Station & More
 
Please note — OMSI’s main auditorium will hold approximately 300 guests. Please arrive early in order to be assured a seat. Once standing room capacity has been met, the only additional viewing area will be from the hallway outside. For complete meeting details, including overnight accommodations in and around Portland, please see the Oregon AMS web site at: http://www.ametsoc.org/chapters/oregon/.
 
Contact: Oregon AMS President, Steve Pierce at: stevejpierce@comcast.net or 503-504-2075.
Oregon AMS web site: http://www.ametsoc.org/chapters/oregon
 
Who is the Oregon AMS? The Oregon chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) was founded in 1947 and is the single largest local chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) in the country, with 170 members. The national headquarters of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) has approximately 130 active local chapters across the country. The Oregon AMS chapter normally hosts eight monthly meetings from September to June that are free and open to all ages of the general public. The Oregon AMS welcomes the public to become chapter members for just $10 per year. The Oregon AMS chapter mission statement reads, “The purpose of this society shall be to advance professional ideals in the science of meteorology and to promote the development, exchange, and application of meteorological knowledge.” Our meetings are always found on our web site: http://www.ametsoc.org/chapters/oregon
 

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