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"The development and dissemination of the knowledge of meteorology in all its phases and applications and the advancement of its professional ideals."

Membership in the North Texas Chapter is open to anyone who has an interest in meteorology, pays chapter dues, and agrees to abide by the chapter's constitution.
Membership in the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association at the national level is encouraged, but is not required.

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This Year's Chapter Meetings:
Date:Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Time:7:00 pm
Topic:Weather Myths that Refuse to Die
Speaker:Steve Lanore, Chief Meteorologist KXII Sherman TX; Author, Twister Tales: Unraveling Tornado Myths

Steve LaNore is KXII’s Chief Meteorologist.

Steve first stepped in front of the camera in 1984. Part-time jobs while a student at Texas A&M then led to his first full-time position as Chief Meteorologist in Victoria, Texas in 1986. From there, he took on the Chief Meteorologist role in Fort Smith, Arkansas where we covered the stormy skies of eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas for three years.

LaNore then covered the flash-flood prone climate of San Antonio for nine years before assuming the role of Chief Meteorologist at KDAF in Dallas in 1998. Steve’s most recent work before coming to KXII was a six-year stint at the CBS affiliate in Austin, Texas. He joined the KXII-TV News12 team in 2006.

Steve has received “Best Weathercast” awards five times in his career; three times from the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters (OAB) and twice from the Associated Press.

More recently, he was honored with three awards including a national award from the National Federation of Press Women for his book "Weather Wits and Science Snickers". The book uses silly jokes to introduce children to cool science facts. The book is for ages 8 to 98 and is available on Amazon.

Steve is married to Gera LaNore, and has an adult stepson, Geraed (pronounced "Jared"). He graduated from Pottsboro High School in 2009 and is now studying computer programming.

Steve's varied interests include music, writing, travel, history, philosophy, and of course science! Steve and Gera especially enjoy traveling as time permits.

LaNore serves on the board of the Texoma Regional Blood Center and encourages all who can to give.

Location:Fort Worth/Dallas WFO - West Gulf RFC, 3401 Northern Cross Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76137 | Map

Recent Chapter Meetings:

Date:Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Topic:El Reno Damage Survey
Speaker:Tim Marshall, P.E., Meteorologist, Principal Engineer Haag Engineering

Date:Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Topic:The National Weather Service’s Emerging Technology Integrated Work Team and Its Role in Information Delivery and Communication via Social Media
Speaker:Corey Pieper - National Weather Service Southern Region HQ

Date:Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Topic:Connecting the dots: A communications model of the North Texas IWT
Speaker:Dennis Cavanaugh
Lead Forecaster
Weather Forecast Office Fort Worth, TX

Date:Thursday, December 11th, 2014
Topic:WFAA Channel 8 Tour

Date:Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
Topic:Disseminating Accurate Weather Information in the Social Media Age
Speaker:David Reimer and Jenny Brown of The Texas Storm Chasers

Date:Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
Topic:Communicating the severity of impacts - How bad is bad? Also tidbits from the Oct 2, 2014 storms.
Speaker:Mark Fox
Warning & Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service - Fort Worth /Dallas

Date:Date: Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
Topic:An introduction of what can be seen at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Speaker:Krista Villarreal Moore
Communications and PR Manager
Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Date: Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
Topic: HailSTONE Research & Oklahoma Record Hail 23 May 2011
Speaker: Dennis Cavanaugh, WFO Fort Worth/Dallas

Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Topic: Career events
Speaker: Rebecca Miller

Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014
Topic: The El Reno, Oklahoma, Tornado of 2013
Speaker: Tim Marshall, Haag Engineering

Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Topic: Combined field trip to the NWS Fort Worth Center Weather Service Unit and KXAS-TV (Channel 5)

Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Topic: JetStream, the NWS Online Weather School.
Speaker: Dennis Cain, WFO Fort Worth/Dallas

Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Topic: Model Performance Leading up to the January 15, 2013 Winter Weather Event
Speaker: Dennis Cavanaugh, WFO Fort Worth/Dallas

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Topic: What Happens Behind the Cameras
Speaker: Colleen Coyle, WFAA Channel 8

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Topic: Severe Weather Warning Climatologies
Speaker: Patrick Marsh, Storm Prediction Center

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