October 8th, 2011
October Meeting Anouncement
On behalf of the entire Oregon AMS executive council, it is with great pleasure that I present the rundown for the new and improved 19th annual "Winter Weather Forecast Conference" in Portland on Saturday, October 29th 2011, from 10am to 3pm. We hope to see you all there. This year is going to be BIG! Feel free to pass this information along via your favorite communication method, blog or social media site.
What: Oregon AMS 19th annual "Winter Weather Forecast Conference"
Where: Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) - Portland
When: Saturday, October 29th 2011, from 10am to 3pm.
Morning session 10am-12pm
Opening comments / welcome / 5th Annual Snowflake Contest - Steve Pierce, President Oregon AMS
OMSI update - Jim Todd
Last year's weather recap - Mark Nelsen, Chief Meteorologist, KPTV Ch.12 Portland
1st Winter Forecast - Pete Parsons, Meteorologist, Oregon Department of Forestry
2nd Winter Forecast - Dave Elson, Meteorologist, NOAA / National Weather Service
3rd Winter Forecast - Kyle Dittmer, Meteorologist / Hydrologist, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
4th Winter Forecast - Jim Little, Oregon Departments of Forestry, Agriculture and Environmental Quality
5th Winter Forecast - George Taylor, Meteorologist / Former Oregon State Climatologist, Retired
Lunch break for all conference attendees from 12-1pm. A no host lunch is available in the OMSI food court.
*NEW* afternoon session 1-3pm
**** Special AMS raffle @ 1pm. You must be present in order to win a Davis home weather station valued at nearly $300. You won't want to miss out! Raffle tickets will be available during the lunch break in the OMSI auditorium.****
1st Speakers - Jeremiah Pyle and Shawn Weagle - Meteorologists, NOAA / National Weather Service. Topic: Introduction to the exciting / new dual-polarization technology upgrade to our local radars in Southwest Washington (new coastal radar) and Northwest Oregon (Portland radar).
2nd Speaker - Wolf Read - PhD candidate, Forest Science, University of British Columbia. Topic: Diminished windstorm frequency and possible association with the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) regime shift of 1976-77.
3rd Speaker - Thyra Bishop - Meteorologist / Lieutenant Colonel, Oregon National Guard. Topic: Combat meteorology. An overview of the Air Force weather career field and how combat meteorologists impact the military decision making process.
4th Speaker - Chuck Wiese - Meteorologist. Topic: Human caused climate change? A real look at the physics and evidence. A demonstration of the lack of evidence both empirically and physically, of human caused climate change.
Weather Related Vendors
George Miller - Author, retired meteorologist and Oregon AMS executive councilor; "Pacific Northwest Weather: But My Barometer Says Fair" and "Lewis and Clark's Northwest Journey: Weather Disagreeable."
Columbia Weather Systems - Weather Equipment and Software Sales - Martha Khoury, Oregon AMS member
2012 Weather Photography Calendars - Tyler Mode, Oregon AMS member
"Depiction" GIS Mapping Software - Tim Goddard
Conference adjourns @ 3pm
See attachment flyer
President - Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society