Tornado Meeting Next Week

January 14, 2011

Since the weather is REALLY slow the next 12 hours or so…here’s a reminder about next week’s AMS Meeting.  It’ll be all about tornadoes in our area.  This is from our local vice president Steve Pierce (you might have heard of him?).

Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society  

 The Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society and OMSI to host technical meeting regarding the Aumsville, Oregon tornado!

The strongest tornado to strike western Oregon in nearly 20 years will be the topic of discussion at OMSI on January 20th. George Miller, retired Meteorologist, author and weather historian will give his insight into historical Oregon tornados. Then Meteorologists Tyree Wilde and Jonathan Wolfe from the Portland office of the National Weather Service will give a detailed technical presentation on what atmospheric conditions came together in order to create the EF2 tornado that struck Aumsville, Oregon on December 14th 2010. This meeting will be very insightful for any agency or individual interested in understanding this rare Oregon weather event. Please arrive early for best seating.

What: Aumsville, Oregon Tornado Technical Meeting

Where: Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) 1945 S.E. Water Avenue Portland 97214

When: Thursday, January 20th 2011 from 7 pm to 9 pm

Cost: Free and open to the general public

Primary contact

Bobby Corser, President, Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS)

Phone: 971-563-9458 E-mail: bobbyamsprez@gmail.com

Secondary contact

Steve Pierce, Vice President, Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS)
Phone: 503-504-2075 E-mail: stevejpierce@comcast.net

Oregon AMS chapter web site: http://www.ametsoc.org/chapters/oregon/ 

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OMSI web site: http://www.omsi.edu/