Oregon Chapter – American Meteorological Society

A group welcoming weather professionals, enthusiasts, and those with an interest in science.

4 Meetings Lined Up February through May

We’ve got 4 meetings ready to go! We’ll cover air quality, wind energy forecasting, and a winter wrap-up. Plus we’ve lined up the first volcano meeting in quite a few years.

If you have not renewed your Oregon AMS dues for the 2022/23 season (now half way over), you will not be able to vote in our annual election coming up. You must be a current member by April 1st 2023, per Oregon AMS rules updated last spring. These rules will be enforced this year. AMS databases will also be purged for future meeting notices. Do not miss out on great Oregon AMS meetings and please help support the single largest AMS chapter in the country… our chapter! Just $10 a year!

February Meeting

What: Wind Energy: Part 1, General wind power 101, parts of a wind turbine, how generation moves onto the grid (Chris Callais). Part 2, Unique meteorological challenges around wind power weather forecasting in the eastern Columbia River Gorge (Mark Ingalls) . 

When: Thursday, February 16th @ 7pm (6pm social hour)

Who: Guest speakers; Chris Callais & Mark Ingalls; Meteorologists; Avangrid (Iberdrola) Renewables, Portland  

Where: Stark Street Pizza – 9234 S.E. Stark Street in Portland. One block west of I-205 @ Stark Street 
Driving Directions: https://tinyurl.com/y7yvm6co   

March Meeting

What: “2022/23 Winter Weather Recap” and annual Oregon AMS executive council nomination meeting. You must be a current Oregon AMS member to nominate a fellow AMS member at this meeting.

When: Wednesday, March 15th @ 7pm (6pm social hour)

Who: Guest speaker; Mark Nelsen; KPTV-12 Chief Meteorologist takes his annual “look back” at the winter that was. Also, how did last fall’s OMSI winter weather forecasts pan out?

Where: Golden Valley Brewery – 1520 NW Bethany Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97006. All ages are welcome! We will meet upstairs in the meeting room. Exit Hwy 26 westbound at Cornell Rd.

IMPORTANT… No RSVP is needed. A dinner purchase is strongly encouraged at this meeting as we have a mandatory food & beverage minimum to meet. Menus will be provided ranging from $10-$23 a plate. Same routine as previous years! 
Driving Directions: https://tinyurl.com/ycybakcr

April Meeting

What: “AQ and You!” A quick DEQ air quality overview (air, land, & water), along with a deeper dive into air quality monitoring / weather.

When: Thursday, April 13th @ 7pm (6pm social hour)

Who: Guest speaker; Hillarie Sales, Air Quality Monitoring Community Outreach, Oregon DEQ
Where: McMenamins Restaurant (Lloyd District) – 1504 N.E. Broadway, Portland, Oregon 97232. We have the upstairs closed-door banquet room reserved. Max capacity 35 people.

Driving Directions: http://tinyurl.com/m6jbanb   

Parking: Park one block north of Broadway (in the neighborhood for free) if you can not find available metered parking on Broadway. Meters end at 7pm.

May (season ending) Meeting

What: “Hunga Volcano Eruption” – “Extreme plume heights and rates of volcanic lightning during the January 2022 eruption of Hunga Volcano in Tonga.” Also, the annual Oregon AMS executive council election results will be announced.

When: Thursday, May 18th @ 7pm (6pm social hour) …the 43rd anniversary of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens..

Who: Guest speakers; Larry Mastin & Alexa Van Eaton; PhD – U.S. Geological Survey, David A. Johnston Cascades Volcano Observatory, Vancouver, Washington.

Where: Stark Street Pizza – 9234 S.E. Stark Street in Portland. One block west of I-205 @ Stark Street 
Driving Directions: https://tinyurl.com/y7yvm6co   

About Mark Nelsen

Chief Meteorologist FOX-12 Oregon

One comment on “4 Meetings Lined Up February through May

  1. scarlson
    January 26, 2023


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