May 30th, 2012
May 3rd, 2012 at Tallahassee Regional Airport –
The North Florida Chapter of the AMS/NWA participated in Hurricane Preparedness Day in joint venture with the National Weather Service in Tallahassee. Volunteers helped spread weather knowledge to the general public, including over 1,000 elementary and middle school students. AMS/NWA members helped educate attendees on community flooding concerns by using a hydro-tank demonstration, providing fliers and answering questions about safety involving hurricanes and severe weather. AMS/NWA volunteers also aided main sponsor NWS Tallahassee with organizing and managing other elements of the event, including parking, greeting event attendees, and providing the public with information on the layout of the Hurricane Preparedness Day at the airport.
The event also helped attendees learn the background of supporting organizations that provide support in the event of a land-falling hurricane. These organizations include the Red Cross, Florida Emergency Management, State Emergency Response Team, local police departments and media organizations, including local television stations. Many of these organizations brought command centers, aftermath equipment and aircraft to show to the public. Finally, the event was hosted with the intent of helping the public learn how to prepare for hurricanes. The fliers and hurricane safety information provided by the National Weather Service of Tallahassee and the North Florida Chapter of the AMS/NWA made an important contribution to public preparedness for the upcoming 2012 Hurricane Season, which begins on June 1st.
Pictures of Hurricane Preparedness Day are posted in the gallery.
May 10th, 2012
A message from Ms. Kelly Savoie, Local Chapter Affairs Committee:
The American Meteorological Society is proud to be hosting its 93rd Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, from January 6-10, 2013. The theme for the 2013 AMS Annual Meeting is “Taking Predictions to the Next Level: Expanding Beyond Today’s Weather, Water, and Climate Forecasting and Projections”, which presents a unique opportunity for AMS Local Chapters to be involved in a multidisciplinary event that will engage and attract a wide audience of scientists, researchers, professionals, forecasters, educators, and students. The 2013 AMS Annual Meeting provides members opportunities to represent their local chapter through volunteer efforts, networking, and collaboration. A strong representation will allow your chapter to network with other local and student chapters from across the country; building future partnerships and collaborations within the local and national AMS community. Check out http://annual.ametsoc.org/2013/ for more information.
April 24th, 2012
Forwarded from the National Chapter of the American Meteorological Society:
“A cloud walks into a bar…
Submit your weather jokes to email@example.com! The best will be chosen for our meteorologists’ joke book. Entries due by June 30, 2012.”
April 21st, 2012
May 3rd, 2012 – Weatherfest
Located at the General Aviation Terminal in Tallahassee, Florida.The National Weather Service is looking for student volunteers in the Department of EOAS and the North Florida Chapter of the NWA/AMS who will be in town May 3rd. Since this is after the end of spring semester we understand that many cannot attend. Those who can attend you will be asked to stay for the entirety of the event since we expect that there will be only a few of you.Please rsvp for this event on the facebook wall. We will need the list of volunteers by April 20th. There is no limit on the number of volunteers and the more the merrier. If there are enough students available for the event we can have a table for the NFLAMS/NWA group.There will be a departmental email sent out shortly. If you rsvp by the facebook wall, you do not need to rsvp by the email. Thank you for your time,
Past-President of the NFL AMS/NWA
Point of contact is Kelly Godsey and Elizabeth Vickery. Any questions or concerns please contact him at Kelly.Godsey@noaa.gov or Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are going to make the volunteer meeting for Thursday, April 26 at 3:00 p.m. in the NWS office located on the fourth floor of the Love building. If you cannot make this meeting for any reason please let me know. I will be typing up a summary of the meeting and emailing each of the volunteers afterward. This Weatherfest is expected to be our biggest yet! Please let me know before Thursday if you can attend the meeting, also please give me your emails so I can forward the information to you. We will be discussing volunteer responsibilities, the layout of the event, parking, food, and any other bit of information that you could possibly need. Thank you for your time and patience,
Past-President of the NFL AMS/NWA
January 20th, 2012
Good afternoon NFLAMS!
I am on my way to New Orleans for the national conference, and I hope to bring you information from meetings, town hall collaborations, poster sessions, and everything else that NOLA may have to offer us. We will be blogging from the conference whenever possible, and we hope for a few questions for you all as well. If you have a question, please leave it in the comments below and we will try to get it answered. For now, I hope everyone en route to NOLA is safe, and I hope everyone in Tallahassee and elsewhere has a great weekend. See you soon!
February 28th, 2008
February 28, 2008 — Fifth Annual Chapter Banquet, Dr. Steve Lyons, Hurricane Expert, The Weather Channel
The North Florida American Meteorological Society’s fifth annual end of the year banquet was a tremendous success with 100 attendees. The banquet took place at Florida State’s University Center Club on February 28th, 2008 at 7:00 PM. During the reception a slideshow of pictures throughout the year was shown. Dinner began at 7:30 PM while the officers made announcements. Charlie welcomed everyone and went over a synopsis of the chapter’s accomplishments throughout the year. He then introduced Andy who thanked his program committee for their help with events throughout the chapter year such as the golf tournament, the bowling social, the football tailgate, and helping with refreshments before the general meetings. Following Andy, Kevin thanked his membership/fundraising committee for their help with finding sponsors for the upcoming mini-golf tournament, the basketball tailgate, and the car wash fundraising event. Next, Liane thanked her publicity committee for their help with advertising the chapter meetings and thanked those who helped to bake or sell for the bake sales throughout the year. Following Liane, Alec thanked his science and education committee for their help throughout the year with outreach events such as science fairs and Hazardous Weather Awareness Week. Charlie then thanked all of the officers and distributed certificates to each officer. He then announced the chapter’s Member of Year, John Smith. Finally, Charlie announced the banquet’s speaker, Dr. Steve Lyons, hurricane expert at The Weather Channel. Dr. Steve Lyons spoke on “Hurricanes and The Weather Channel” explaining to our chapter how The Weather Channel operates during hurricane season and with storms approaching the United States coastlines.
November 4th, 2007
November 4, 2007 — Best Ball Classic II, Don Veller Seminole Golf Course
The 2nd annual North Florida AMS golf tournament was held on November 4, 2007. The Best Ball Classic was played in a 2-man scramble format. The weather could not have been better for the event with temperatures in the mid 70s and clear skies throughout the day. Twenty-six golfers participated in the event which was held at Don Veller Seminole Golf Course. The tournament was shortened to 15 holes due to darkness. The team results are as follows:
|Place||Team Name (Players)||Score||Par|
|NOAA/NWS (Bob Duggan/Bob Goree)|
If it’s not Scottish, it’s crap! (Scott Rudlosky/David Piech)
Taylor/Young (Pat Taylor/Shane Young)
|39 – 23 – 62|
36 – 26 – 62
37 – 25 – 62
|4.||3-Putt Bogey (Bill Landing/Kathy Landing)||40 – 25 – 65||+4|
|5. ||Double Trouble (John Sisak/Michelle)|
The Cinderella Boys (Landon Alexander/Ryan Erb)
|39 – 27 – 66|
41 – 25 – 66
|7.||Hail of a Team (Charlie Woodrum/Brian Boothe)||41 – 27 – 68||+7|
|8. ||Fore-Ballers (Brent Roberts/Matthew Bloemer)|
Beantown Bir-D’s (Danielle Niles/Dan Leonard)
|43 – 30 – 73|
41 – 32 – 73
|10.||Long and Wrong (Bruce Veenhuis/Andy Latto)||50 – 29 – 79||+18|
|11.||Peffers/Stewart (Luke Peffers/Stewart)||47 – 33 – 80||+19|
|12.||I Thought Alec’s Head Was The Target (Liane Claytor/Alec Bogdanoff)||51 – 33 – 84||+23|
|13.||Shoota McGavin (Jimmy Taeger/Tim Certain)||56 – 30 – 86||+25|
Closest to Pin on #8: Bob Duggan
For more information: Charlie Woodrum, email@example.com. Report submitted by Charlie Woodrum, President.
March 13th, 2007
March 13, 2007 — First Annual Mini Golf Tournament & Social
The 1st Annual Mini Golf Tournament at Fun Station took place Tuesday evening, March 13, 2007. The first place finishers were awarded with gift cards to Blockbuster, Wing Stop, and Buffalo Wild Wings. The last place finishers were awarded with first-aid kits. The results were as follows:
John Sullivan 41
David Piech 42
Clark Evans 47
April Raulerson 57
Jessica Fieux 57
Chris Morrow 59
Jimmy Taeger/Charlie Woodrum 41
Danielle Manning/Mike Burns 43
Katie Walls/Kristen Bishop 45
Special thanks to The Fun Station Tallahassee and to everyone who participated and we look forward to seeing everyone at the last two meetings and the picnic.
For more information: Jessica Fieux, firstname.lastname@example.org. Report submitted by Charlie Woodrum, Treasurer.
February 27th, 2007
February 27, 2007 — Fourth Annual Chapter Banquet, Ben Nelson, State Meteorologist, Florida Department of Emergency Management
On Tuesday, February 27th, 2007, the North Florida AMS Chapter held its fourth annual banquet at the Holiday Inn Select. The banquet began with Vice President Clark Evans opening. Jessica Fieux proceeded with the Year in Review. “This year marks the 5th year of the North Florida Chapter of the AMS, and we have our largest membership count yet with over 80 members,” says Jessica. Committee reports followed Jessica.
Charlie Woodrum spoke of his Membership committee, which has been a tremendous success. Secretary Katie Walls reviewed her Publicity Committee and her bake sale events. The chapter has made almost $200 in only three bake sales!
Ben Nelson, State Meteorologist of Florida, spoke on the 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons. Ben grew up in Richmond, VA, and graduated from Florida State University in 1999 with his Bachelor of Science in Meteorology. He became State Meteorologist in July 2004. Mr. Nelson was recognized for his work during the 2004 hurricane season in the Governor’s State Address on March 8, 2005.