OMSI HOSTS 16th ANNUAL “WHAT WILL WINTER BE LIKE”
AMS MEETING FRIDAY OCT. 24
Prognosticators to Give Weather Outlooks for Upcoming Winter
Weather experts from the Oregon chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) will gather at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) on Friday, Oct. 24, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon for the 16th annual “What Will the Winter Be Like” meeting. The event is held in the OMSI auditorium and is free and open to the public.
“Will we have another La Nina this winter?” ponders Oregon-AMS president Kyle Dittmer. “We haven’t seen a back-to-back La Nina since the 1970s – we’re way overdue. Perhaps we’ll just have a ‘normal’ winter, whatever that means anymore.”
Experts in the field of weather will talk about the forthcoming winter. Mark Nelsen, KPTV meteorologist, will give a review of the past winter in the Pacific Northwest.
This year’s speakers include: Steve Todd, Meteorologist-in-Charge, NOAA-National Weather Service Portland; Kyle Dittmer, Hydrologist-Meteorologist, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission Portland; Pete Parsons, Meteorologist, Oregon Department of Agriculture, Salem; and George Taylor, Climatologist, Applied Climate Services LLC, Corvallis.
About Oregon AMS
The Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society is the local arm of the national organization that promotes the use and understanding of meteorology in the Oregon and Southwest Washington area. New members are always welcome to join the Oregon AMS; information on membership will be available at the meeting. www.ametsoc.org/chapters/oregon/index.html
Founded in 1944, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is one of the nation’s leading science museums and a world-class tourist attraction and educational resource. OMSI is located at 1945 SE Water Ave., Portland, OR 97214. For general information, call 800.955.OMSI or 503.797.4000 or visit www.omsi.edu