Weekend Update & Winter Weather Meeting Details

October 11, 2013

We’ve got some really dead weather coming up the next 7-10 days…lots of upper level ridging near us or split-flow over us through the period.  That means little or no rain as we head into the 2nd half of October.  That’s good, I have some small outdoor projects I want to get done before the monsoon rains return at some point.

After some showers Saturday, we get the “fog to sun” routine Sunday.  Beyond that, quite a period of weak or moderately strong offshore flow for ALL of next week.  That means abundant sunshine and temperatures finally above average.  Take a look at the WRF-GFS cross-section for Monday afternoon through Friday…relative humidity below 70% through the atmosphere through the entire period:

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The annual WHAT WILL THE WINTER BE LIKE Oregon AMS meeting is just two weeks from Saturday.  It’ll be in the usual spot at the usual time.  That’s OMSI, 10am Saturday, October 26th.  Here is the press release:

 

Meteorologists Will Once Again Gather in Portland to Forecast Upcoming Winter Weather
Portland, Oregon (September 20th 2013) – The Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) will once again host the 21st annual Winter Weather Forecast Conference Saturday, October 26th @ 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. This is the single largest winter weather forecast conference of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. This conference is free and open to all ages of the general public. With the absence of El Nino or La Nina at the present time, could the Pacific Northwest be in for more wild and record setting weather this winter? Will it be a good ski season in the Cascades? The Oregon AMS will also take a closer look at the accuracy of those ever-popular Farmers Almanac forecasts. Are they really as accurate as they claim to be? A $300 Davis home weather station will be raffled off to one lucky winner. Media outlets are once again encouraged to advance and cover this annual event. The Oregon AMS is available for media interviews in advance of the conference. For complete meeting details, please see: http://www.ametsoc.org/chapters/oregon/
21st annual Winter Weather Forecast Conference
What: 21st annual Winter Weather Forecast Conference
When: Saturday, October 26th 2013 @ 10 AM.
Where: Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), main auditorium, 1945 S.E. Water Ave. in Portland.
For driving directions to OMSI click: http://tinyurl.com/6rrz8em.
Meeting and parking cost: This meeting is free and open to all ages of the general public. Free parking in all OMSI parking lots.
Overnight Accommodations: For overnight accommodations in Portland, please see: http://tinyurl.com/7boqrsf
Agenda: Meteorologists from across the Pacific Northwest will once again give their weather prognostications for the upcoming winter.
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.
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 180 members. The Oregon AMS chapter normally hosts eight monthly meetings from September to May 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