Hey folks,
It’s time again for the annual Winter Weather Forecast Conference at OMSI.  It’s coming up tomorrow at OMSI.  I’ll be presenting my usual recap of the past winter.
Mark OMSI Forecast Meeting Promo
All the details are on this media release from Oregon Chapter AMS:

26th Annual Winter Weather Forecast Conference

The Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) will host the 26th annual “Winter Weather Forecast Conference” on Saturday, October 27th @ 10 AM @ OMSI in Portland. Meteorologists from across the Pacific Northwest will once again converge on Portland to give their annual forecasts for the upcoming winter to a capacity crowd of nearly 300 attendeesWhat lies ahead this winter with the likely return of El Nino? Come hear the latest details. The Oregon AMS chapter will also be raffling off a $200 voucher to the Tolovana Inn Resort in Cannon Beach, along with a $300 Davis home weather station. This meeting is free and open to all ages of the general public.   

What: 26th Annual Winter Weather Forecast Conference
When: Saturday, October 27th 2018 @ 10 AM.
Where: Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) main auditorium, 1945 S.E. Water Ave. in Portland.  
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 forecasts for the upcoming winter

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 approx. 180 members. The Oregon AMS chapter normally hosts 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


  1. alohabb says:

    Temps dropped 10 degrees in Aloha. Heavy thunder and monsoon rain followed by heavy hail. Several streets flooded because of clogged storm drains.

    • Kyle says:

      So I guess we should all cancel school? We have snow days,cold days (0F) the rare heat days so I guess we can throw in drain days while we are at it?

  2. Ken in Wood Village says:

    Is it my imagination or could we have issues with these showers? It looks like we could have training with some of them. Hmmmm

  3. Earl says:

    Lightning in Kelso WA

  4. Ken in Wood Village says:

    I believe we will have a active day. Only because I had hail at 5am 🤗🤗🤗

  5. JohnD says:

    Really enjoyed the “Weather Conference” today…as always! Mark, etc. such a great job! ‘Had a schedule conflict and had to leave at 11:10–right after the Tyree Wilde presentation. Can anyone provide additional summaries? THANKS!

  6. Ken in Wood Village says:

    I’m going out on a limb and say this next system is going to be a little more active than people think. I believe we could see nocturnal thunderstorms and maybe a thunderstorm in the morning. I was looking at the system on Satellite and it looks like it has a lot of energy to me. It’s just my opinion and I could be wrong but I think I could be right 🙂

  7. Andy says:

    Only .01 in of rain here in Albany today. I expected a whole lot more per the forecast by NWS. Maybe a better chance tomorrow.

  8. spiff88 says:

    Actually…parking at OMSI isn’t free.


  9. Roland Derksen says:

    I’ve noticed with past El Nino winters that there often is a brief period of cooler then average temperatures occurring either in November or December before the typical milder than average temperatures take over for the rest of the winter.

  10. Tynan says:

    when do you do your part? im a wether enthusiast anyways. I might come. Open for all ages? whew, im only 12. Whatever. see you then.
    website: Weatherbyty.com, havent updated for a while.

  11. Ken in Wood Village says:

    I’ll be there. This will be my second time coming to this Conference. I can’t wait 🙂

  12. W7ENK says:

    I’ll be there taking video for anyone who can’t make it.

    Available (for free) by request.

  13. Tanis Leach says:

    Myself and some of us from the OSU AMS student chapter will be there!

    • Anonymous says:

      I’d like to see it too. I usually go in person, but I had a conflict this year. Any reason something like this can’t go on YouTube?

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