Big Meeting Tomorrow!

October 23, 2008

Snapshot Just a little graphic to whet your appetite for the winter weather meeting tomorrow.  Don't forget that any member of the public is welcome to come to the OMSI Auditorium (right side of building as you enter) from 10am to Noon tomorrow.  It's the 16th Annual WHAT WILL THE WINTER BE LIKE meeting, sponsored by the Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society and OMSI.  This is always the biggest meeting of the year for the Oregon AMS.  What is it?  I start with a presentation showing the different weather events of the past year, then 4 or 5 prognosticators take a stab at a winter forecast.  This is one meeting in which I have no idea what they are going to say.  We have no El Nino or La Nina now or forecast…so it's a La Nada year right?  Sounds like we should roll the dice.  The meeting is FREE, which is always a good draw.  And you'll get to meet lots of other weather professionals along with weather geeks (like us).  It's good to put faces to names as well.  For those of you that can't make it, I'll try to get my presentation online tomorrow evening.

Not a whole lot going on weatherwise, one weak system moved through today, another late tomorrow, then a strong upper-level ridge of high pressure moves overhead late in the weekend and early next week.  I think we'll be pushing that 70 degree temperature mark again Sunday and Monday…Mark Nelsen