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/
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/.
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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