Minutes of the January 14, 2013 Meeting
Smoky Mountain AMS Chapter
A few people met first for dinner at O'Charleys in Morristown, and then around twelve people convened at the National Weather Service office to hear David Hotz (Science and Operations Officer) speak about the heavy mountain snowfall on October 29-31, 2012 associated with Hurricane Sandy. David explored the synoptic setup and everything that went into this historic storm, as well as the effects felt far from its center.
Bio for David Hotz: David Hotz has been the Science and Operations Officer with the National Weather Service at Morristown, Tennessee since June 2005. He began his NWS career at WSO Bristol, Tennessee in August 1986, and then transferred to Agricultural Weather Service Center (AWSC) Stoneville, Mississippi as an Agricultural Forecaster in January 1988. In December 1990, he transferred to the NWSO Amarillo, Texas as a Journeyman Forecaster, and then to NWSO Morristown, Tennessee as a Senior Forecaster in September 1994. His interests include developing local computer applications, northwest flow snowfall, severe storms, and local climatological studies. He has a B.S. degree (1986) in Agricultural Meteorology from Purdue University.
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