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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:Monday, April 25, 2016 <-- Note Day and Date Change!
Time:7:00 pm
Speaker:Mollie Rivas, Emergency Manager for the City of Garland
Topic:December 26th tornado, including the lead up, the storm itself, and the aftermath
Location:Fort Worth/Dallas WFO - West Gulf RFC, 3401 Northern Cross Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76137 | Map

Recent Chapter Meetings:

Date:Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Topic:Dry line and the importance of the dry line in producing severe thunderstorms
Speaker:Ted Ryan, NWS Forecaster

Date:Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Topic:Analog Forecasting
Speaker:JJ Brost, Science and Training Branch Chief at Southern Region Headquarters

Date:Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Topic:We take a look back at the weather events of 2015. Record rains, record flooding, and record tornadoes. Plus, there will be a mini case study of the December 26th tornado.
Speaker:Mark Fox

Date:Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Topic:Joins us remotely to talk about a number of things, or "whatever he wants to talk about."
Speaker:Dr. J. Marshall Sheppard, University of Georgia Professor, host of Weather Geeks, and past President of the AMS

Date:Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Topic:Communications and Weather Forecasts
Speaker:Gary Szatkowski, MIC of the Philadelphia (Mt. Holly) WFO

Date:Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Topic:North/Central Texas Tornado Climatology & Applications
Speaker:Jennifer Dunn, Forecaster and Lamont Bain, Meteorologist Intern, Weather Forecast Office Fort Worth, TX

Date:Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Topic:Overview of the 2015 severe storm season, including the bigger tornadoes (Van, Cisco, Johnson County) and a special topic about tornado detection from longer ranges from the radar beam.
Speaker:Dennis Cavanaugh, Lead Forecaster
Weather Forecast Office Fort Worth, TX

Date:Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Topic:Flash Flooding: Observational Perspectives and Future Classification
Speaker:Dr. Amanda Schroeder, Meteorologist
Weather Forecast Office Fort Worth, TX

Date:Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Topic:Weather Myths that Refuse to Die
Speaker:Steve Lanore, Chief Meteorologist KXII Sherman TX; Author, Twister Tales: Unraveling Tornado Myths

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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