Oregon AMS Winter Weather Conference THIS SATURDAY

October 20, 2015

Hey folks, that once-a-year weather “Fall-tacular” is back! (that was a Phil Hendrie reference for you fans!)

It’s the 23rd Annual Winter Weather Forecast Conference – This Saturday 10/24 @ OMSI in Portland.  10:00 A.M.


Meteorologists from across the Pacific Northwest will once again give their prognostications for the upcoming winter.  Will the current El Nino offer up warm and drier than normal or warmer and wet conditions this coming winter? What about the Cascade mountain snow pack?

NEW — Dr. Wolf Read will have a special presentation on the rare August 29th 2015 windstorm that raked the Pacific Northwest!

NEW — Dave Tragethon (Mt. Hood Meadows) will talk ski slope weather for the upcoming winter! Come hear all the details.

One lucky person will walk away with a $300 Davis home weather station that will be raffled off as well.  It’s currently sitting in my garage at home…unopened of course.

Where: Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), main auditorium, 1945 S.E. Water Ave. in Portland.
Driving directions to OMSI: 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.

Agenda: Meteorologists from across the Pacific Northwest will once again give their weather prognostications for the upcoming winter.

I’ll be giving my usual wrap-up of the past weather year.  Believe it or not, there is PLENTY to talk about (65 PowerPoint slides so far!).  That’s due to the unusually warm weather regime we are in.

One change as we head forward, this is morphing into a “Winter Weather” vs. “Winter Forecast” meeting.  There doesn’t seem to be as much interest in forecasting as in the past, so we’ve added some additional folks to beef things up.

I’ll be selling raffle tickets for the Davis Vantage Vue weather station in the back otherwise…hope to see lots of you there!


Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen