Temperature Trek

February 9, 2007

Tempsnap_se Drew Jackson & I are involved in the local AMS Chapter (Oregon Chapter of American Meteorological Society) and sent out this notice today.  I figure a few of you out there that regularly comment here might be interested in our February event.  It truly reeks of weather geekdom.  The notice is below and the results from one participant last year are to the left.  If you’re interested in participating send me an email.  Of course anyone that’s interested in weather is welcome to join our chapter at any time.  Dues are only $7 /year.  In fact our March meeting will be here at KPTV.


Hello Oregon AMS members, This month, our February “meeting” will again be the popular “Temperature Trek”. It’s become a February tradition! The premise of the activity is to survey the temperatures around the Portland metro area and then to compare the data to see if there are localized warm and cool spots. Ideally, we’d like to be in a high-pressure pattern to get the most diverse results, but we’ll have to take the weather that we get! Logistically, the activity involves everyone meeting at a starting point, and then splitting up to individually cover a section of the metro area. This is a driving activity, so if you’d like to participate, plan on using your car. Mark Nelsen has agreed to coordinate this activity for the third year now. Thanks Mark! Here’s the plan:

Date: We’ll try for next Saturday, February 17th. If the weather looks lousy (cloudy with uniform temperatures across the area), we’ll try for Saturday, February 24th instead.

Meeting place & time: 7:00 a.m. at the Starbucks in NE Portland near the Lloyd Center (corner of Grand & Broadway).

How to participate: Contact Mark Nelsen at mark.nelsen@kptv.com if you’d like to participate. He’ll need advance notice so that he can plan the routes and notify participants if there’s a date change.