Winter Weather Meeting Just 3 Days Away

November 14, 2012

Don’t forget, the best “wishcasting” of the year always happens at the annual Oregon AMS winter weather meeting…details are below.

As for our current weather…FOGGY.  Lots of dense fog developing this evening.  A perfect setup with clear skies, high dewpoints, and cooling temps.

East wind picks up the next few hours in the western Gorge, so a clear night on the extreme eastern edge of the metro area.

Latest 00z GFS is cooler Tuesday-Wednesday, more like the 12z ECMWF.  We may yet open up Timberline and Meadows for Thanksgiving Friday!  We’ll see.  Meanwhile, a great picture from Don Best this evening; sunset at Rockaway Beach.


20th Annual Winter Weather Forecast Conference

Saturday, November 17th 2012 @ 10 AM.
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), main auditorium, 1945 S.E.
Water Ave. in Portland.

This meeting is free and open to all ages of the general
public. Free parking in all OMSI parking lots.

The Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) is proud to
announce the 20th Annual Winter Weather Forecast Conference on Saturday, November 17th
2012 beginning at 10 AM in Portland. 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.
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

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:

CONTACT: Oregon AMS President, Steve Pierce at: or
503-504-2075. Oregon AMS web site: