Minutes of the November 21, 2005 Meeting
Smoky Mountain AMS Chapter
Everyone met around 6:15 p.m. at Barley's Taproom in the Old City of Knoxville. After dinner, the meeting commenced in Room 166 at the Biosystems Engineering and Environmental Science Building on the U.T. Ag Campus. Our guest speaker was Matthew Miller (WATE-TV 6) who spoke about "A Brief Overview of East Tennessee Weather". Matthew has recently published a book entitled "Wierd, Wild and Unpredictable", which is an illustrated history of east Tennessee weather. The following was a synopsis of his talk: "Looking back over data collected from east Tennessee weather sites and compiling that with stories of those who can recall some of the big weather events in our history, a picture becomes clear of a weather history that has helped shape this region into what we see today. The landscape and topography plays an important role in fine tuning larger scale weather patterns into the weather we experience each day. In this presentation, we will look back at some of the peculiarities of east Tennessee weather in an informative and informal manner."
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