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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: Wednesday, April 23rd (Note the special day for this meeting!)
Speaker: Rebecca Miller
Topic: TBA
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas WFO - West Gulf RFC, 3401 Northern Cross Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76137 | Map

Recent Chapter Meetings:
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

Date:Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Speaker: Greg Story, West Gulf River Forecast Center

Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Topic: A First Person Account of The Recent Granbury Tornado
Speaker: Veteran Storm Chaser Clint Perkins

Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Topic: A Look Back at the Red River Valley Outbreak of April 10, 1979
Speaker: Greg Higgins, Chapter Vice President

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Topic: Recollections of the Historic Mt. St. Helen's eruption (May 18, 1980)
Speaker: Stanley Christmas (retired), WFO Fort Worth/Dallas

Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Topic: The CASA DFW Urban Demonstration Network
Speaker: Greg Patrick, Science & Operations Officer, WFO Fort Worth/Dallas

Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Topic: Deadly Season: 2011 Tornadoes
Speaker: Ted Ryan, WFO Fort Worth/Dallas

Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2013
Topic: Heat Bursts in North Texas
Speaker: Kevin Simmons, Austin College

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Topic: The 2011 Joplin, MO Tornado: What Went Wrong, and How do we Fix it?
Speaker: Mike Smith, WeatherData

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Topic: Immersion Simulation Training with NWS Partners
Speaker: Mark Fox, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, WFO Fort Worth/Dallas

Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Topic: Communicating Hazardous Weather Information: The Integrated Warning Teams of North and Central Texas
Speaker: Melissa Huffman, WFO Fort Worth/Dallas

Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Topic: A Walk Through COMET® Modules: (A Fun and Easy Going Tour of Where We Have Been)
Speaker: Tim Spangler, Director of the Cooperative Meteorological Education and Training (COMET®) Program

Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Topic: Extreme Weather: A Guide To Surviving Flash Floods, Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Heat Waves, Snowstorms, Tsunamis and Other Natural Disasters
Speaker: Bonnie Schneider, CNN Meteorologist

Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Topic: Surveying the Joplin Missouri EF5 Tornado of May 2011
Speaker: Bruce Thomas, Midland Radio

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Topic: Surveying the Joplin Missouri EF5 Tornado of May 2011
Speaker: Tim Marshall, Principal Engineer, Haag Engineering

Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Topic: Radar Quantitative Precipitation Estimation in Operational Hydrology A Brief History in the NEXRAD Era and a Look Forward
Speaker: Professor Dong-Jun "DJ" Seo, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Topic: Tour of the NWS Center Weather Service Unit, FAA Air Route Traffic Control Center
Speaker: Doug Reno, NWS Center Weather Service Unit

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Topic: Weather Support to the Space Shuttle Program
Speaker: Brian Hoeth, Emergency Response Meteorologist, NWS Southern Region Operations Center

Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Topic: The National Weather Service Southern Region ROC Pilot Project: Taking Regional Weather and Water Decision Support to a Whole New Level
Speaker: Tom Bradshaw, Chief, Meteorological Services Branch, NWS Southern Region

Date: Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
Topic: Social Media and the National Weather Service
Speakers: Rusty Billingsley, Chief, Science & Technology Services, NWS Southern Region and Mark Fox, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, WFO Fort Worth/Dallas

Date: Tuesday April 19th, 2011
Topic: The Certified Consulting Meteorologist Program
Speaker: Bernard N. Meisner CCM, Chief Science & Training, NWS Southern Region

Date: Thursday March 10th, 2011 Note this is not our typical day of the month!
Topic: CSI: Meteorology, The Phantom Crashes
Speaker: Mike Smith, WeatherData Services, Inc.

Date: Tuesday February 15th, 2011
Topic: The Central City Trinity River Project.
Speaker: Laura Mayberry Bacigalupo, Public Information Officer, Trinity River Vision Authority

Date: Tuesday, December 14th, 2010
Topic: Vertically Integrated Ice - A New Lightning Nowcasting Tool
Speaker: Matt Mosier, WFO Fort Worth/Dallas

Date: November 16, 2010
Topic: Ozone Action Days and The Coalition for Clean Air in North Texas.
Speaker: Whitney Buehrle, North Central Texas Council of Governments

Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Topic: Reflections on VORTEX 2: The Second Year
Speaker: Tim Marshall, HAAG Engineering

Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Topics: A Constitution for Personal Flood Safety & Putting the Pieces Together -- The Future of Flash Flood Forecasting
Speaker: Jon Zeitler, Science and Operations Officer, WFO Austin/San Antonio

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