Two Great Things In Store This Week
Two great things are happening this week! The “Godfather of Pacific Northwest Weather” Dr. Cliff Mass comes to Portland and the weather forecast looks very nice compared to what it has been like lately! What a great week we have lined up. Here it is early May and FINALLY we are looking at a nice, long, dry spell on the way. I just got a look at the latest models and there is not one single drop of rain in the forecast from today through all of next week and likely through Mother’s Day weekend as well. Let’s see if that holds. For now it looks promising. There is no scorching hot weather on the way. But rather temps in the 60’s and 70’s for the most part. We will be near 80 tomorrow and again perhaps next weekend. That will be music to many people’s ears, especially the mothers out there. It will also be a good time to get outside and get some yard work done. I know those lawns are really wet right now. They will finally get some well needed time to dry out. Now let’s get back to Dr. Cliff Mass. The Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) will host a GREAT meeting with a GREAT speaker, Dr. Cliff Mass from the University of Washington. This meeting will be at OMSI (Portland) this coming Saturday, May 12th at 10AM! This meeting is free and open to add ages of the public. Yes, you are all invited! Cliff will talk about advancements in computer weather forecasting models, including some exciting updates that are coming for the WRF and NAM models run by the U of W. I have seen parts of this talk and you will definitely NOT want to miss this meeting if you are interested in weather at any level. The best part is, you can enter a raffle to win an AMAZING $300 Davis home weather station along with copies of Dr. Mass’ book and DVD! For all the details on this fun and informative meeting, please see — http://www.columbian.com/weblogs/weat…. We look forward to seeing everyone there. Please arrive early for the best seating, as we are expecting a large audience.
Steve Pierce, President
Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS)
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