Oregon Chapter, American Meteorological Society
Past Meetings and Events
2007-2008 Meetings and Events
Summer Picnic...July 27, Sunday. Go to the "Event" section for details. Winery, Food table, Picnic, "Doc" Don's Brontosauran Steak, Eat me!
Dinner Meeting, May 4th, Sunday, George Taylor's Retirement Party, Old Spaghetti Factory, Clackamas (over 50 attend!). Event-flyer ; George-Dinner, Cake-for-George, Note-from-George.
Photos by Phil Pasteris: SLIDE SHOW
Dinner Meeting, April 9, Wednesday, Joint OR-AMS and OR-AIH meeting, "Assessing Risk and Vulnerability for Water Resources in a Changing Climate", Phil Pasteris (retired NRCS Hydrologist and Meteorologist). Location: Izzy's Pizza-Gateway. Event-flyer ; Powerpoint ; Phil-Photo
Technical Meeting, March 20, Thursday, "December 2007 High Impact Storm" by Tyree Wilde and Andy Bryant (NOAA-NWS), Location - KPTV/FOX-12 Studio. Event-flyer ; NOTES
Field meeting, February 23, Saturday 7 am, "4th Annual Temperature Trek" by Drew Jackson (FOX-12/KPTV) and Bobby Corser. Event-flyer (and routes) ; Summary ; Contoured Map
Oregon-AMS President Kyle Dittmer flew to Idaho on Feb. 4th-5th to give climate change lectures at Boise State University and ISU-IMNH .
Dinner Meeting, January 22, Tuesday evening, Louise Lague, "Rain and your Brain - How Weather Affects You." Location: Old Spaghetti Factory - Clackamas. Event-flyer ; NOTES ; John+Louise , Dinner , Dinner2 , Presentation
88th Annual AMS meeting, New Orleans, Jan. 20-24, 2008: Notice
Event, November 9th (Friday morning), "15th Annual Winter Weather Meeting", OMSI Auditorium. Event-flyer ; OMSI Press Release: OMSI-PR
Presentations Mark's 2006-07 Review ; NOAA-NWS (Steve) ; CRITFC (Kyle), Handout ; ODA (Pete) ; OSU (George)
Photos: Audience , Mark , Mark-N , Steve , Steve-T , ST3 , Kyle , Kyle-D , Pete , Pete-P , PP3 , George-T , GT
Snowflake-Contest: Rules ; Ballot-Box. Winning date/time: Dec. 1, 7:30 am! Contest Winners: Marcus Hathcock (Dec. 1st, 10:14 am), Mindy Fisher (Dec. 1st, 1 pm), Brett Nelson (Dec. 1st, 2:35 pm). Big thanks to OMSI for donating eight admission passes as prizes!
Technical meeting, October 20th, Saturday Noon to 5 pm, Climate Change Forum, Marylhurst University. NOTES ; Event-flyer ; Event-agenda
Photos: Jan, Dr.H, Dr.F, Dr.F2, Dr.S, Dr.C, JS, JS2
SHF Friday night Lecture at PSU, "Climate Change in Denmark and Greenland", October 5th: Info-Flyer ; Photo
Social meeting, September 20th, Thursday, "2nd Annual Weather Sampler" by any OR-AMS member. Event-flyer ; NOTES
2006-2007 Meetings and Events
Annual Picnic, July 28th, 2007. Click here for details: PICNIC ; Photo1, Photo2, Photo3, Photo4, Photo5
Dinner Meeting, May 17, 2007, Matt Zaffino (KGW-8), "Mountain Climbing Weather." Old Wives Tales Restaurant Event-flyer ; NOTES
Technical Meeting, April 16, 2007, Kyle Dittmer (OR-AMS President), "Global Warming Impacts on PNW Rivers, Abrupt Climate Change, and the Fate of Greenland" Event-flyer ; NOTES
Technical Meeting, March 22, 2007, "Extreme Portland Weather: Nov-Dec 2006" by Drew Jackson (FOX-12/KPTV) and Tyree Wilde (NOAA-NWS). Event-flyer ; NOTES
Field meeting, February 17, 2007, "3rd Annual Temperature Trek" by Mark Nelsen (FOX-12/KPTV). Route-map
Charly, the Data-Logger for the West Hills route, stands atop of Skyline Blvd. The Tualatin Valley below is completed fogged over. Contoured Map ; Summary ; PHOTO ; Sample Data-sheet
Technical Meeting, January 30, 2007, OMSI, "Two State Climatologists Discuss Climate Change" Event-flyer
Presentations ; Audience, Speakers , Show-Time , Phil , George ; Press
Technical Meeting, November 16th, OMSI, Jon Lea (USDA-NCRS), "NRCS Snow Survey and WSF Activities" Event-flyer ; NOTES
Event, October 20th, 10 am to noon, at OMSI, "14th Annual Winter Weather Meeting", Portland Event-flyer; WRITE-UP; FORECASTS
Social meeting, September 28, "Weather Sampler" by any OR-AMS member. Hosted at McMenamins-Broadway Event-Flyer ; NOTES
OMSI Science Pub (at Bridgeport Pub), Sept 25th, Kyle Dittmer (OR-AMS President), "How Will Global Warming Impact the PNW?"
Post-program Links: SciencePub ; OMSI Review FEEDBACK
2005-2006 Meetings and Events
May Dinner meeting, May 20th, George Miller (Marylhurst University), "Weather Observations of the Lewis and Clark Expedition." Event-Flyer ; NOTES
Technical Meeting, April 25th, 11 am to noon, at OMSI, Bob Baker and Justin Sharp (PPM Energy), "Wind Energy Meteorology." Event-Flyer ; OMSI Press Release ; NOTES
March Dinner meeting, March 18th, Jeff Baskin, "Hurricane Katrina" Event-Flyer ; NOTES
Field meeting, February 11th, 2006, "2nd Annual Temperature Trek" by Mark Nelsen (FOX-12). TEMPERATURE MAP
Technical meeting, January 17th, 2006, "Hot Air Ballooning and Weather," by Captain Crystal Stout (Morning Star Hot Air Balloon Co.). NOTES
Technical & Dessert meeting, November 17, 2005, "Columbia Basin Salmon Recovery: How Meteorology and Hydrology Come Together" by Kyle Dittmer (CRITFC). NOTES
Event, November 4th, 2005, Winter Weather Meeting, OMSI, Portland. WRITE-UP
Event, October 8th, 2005, Climate Change Forum, Marylhurst University, Portland. Climate Change Forum ; Speaker List
Technical Meeting, September 27th, 2005, "Tsunami Warning Program" by Tyree Wilde (NOAA-NWS).
2004-2005 Meetings and Events
Dinner Meeting, May 19th, 2005, "History and Geology of the Columbia River Gorge" by Jim O'Connor (USGS).
Technical & Dessert Meeting (and Elections), April 19th, 2005, "Meteorology of Ice Caves" by Kyle Martin (CRITFC).
Technical Meeting, March 24th, 2005, "Tornado Chasing Safaris" by John Garrish (Columbia Weather Systems).
Field Meeting, February 19th, 2005, "Temperature Trek" (i.e., synchronized temperature measurements taken around Portland) by Mark Nelsen (FOX-12). Contoured Map
Technical Meeting, January 18th, 2005, "NWS Warning and Weather Spotter Class" by Tyree Wilde (NOAA-NWS).
Event, November 18th, 2004, OMNIMAX show "Forces of Nature" at OMSI (free pass to OR-AMS members).
Event, October 28th, 2004, 12th Annual "Winter Weather" meeting (70+ attended), five guest speakers. WRITE-UP
Dinner Meeting, September 23rd, 2004, George Miller's new weather book, by George Miller (retired NWS).