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Upcoming Weather-Related Conferences in Portland Oregon

By: CWS3175, 8:23 PM GMT on September 26, 2012

If you are in the Portland area, these local conferences might be of interest. All meetings are free and open to the public.

Climate Change Forum – October 6 -- Columbia Weather Systems is co-sponsoring this conference at Marylhurst University with the Oregon AMS and Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. Keynote speaker is Anthony Strawa, a microphysicist at NASA's Ames Research Center. Presenters will include Washington state climatologist Nicholas Bond and Andy Harris of the Oregon Health & Science University Medical School. Other speakers from Oregon State University will address topics ranging from climate change models to resiliency needed in coastal communities. Click for More Information

These next two conferences are hosted by the Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society at OMSI.

Columbus Day Storm 50-Year Commemoration – October 13 – Fifty years ago, the Pacific Northwest experienced winds of up to 130 mph in the Willamette Valley and 170 mph along the Pacific Coast. Take a look deep inside the storm, as seen through the eyes of the public and the Meteorologists who tracked it including rare audio and video recordings.

20th Annual Winter Weather Forecast – November 17 – Find out what prominent local forecasters are predicting for the upcoming winter.

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Learn about Pacific Decadal Oscillation at OMSI 9/12

By: CWS3175, 8:33 PM GMT on September 11, 2012

Dr. Nate Mantua's Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) talk is tomorrow (Wednesday) night at 7pm, at OMSI's main auditorium in Portland and hosted by the Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society. This meeting is free and open to all ages of the general public. Parking is also free in all OMSI lots. For complete meeting details along with what the PDO's impact is on Pacific Northwest weather, see: http://www.ametsoc.org/chapters/oregon/

Note --- Oregon AMS members are encouraged to pay their 2012/13 yearly chapter dues ($10) at this season's "kick-off" meeting, if possible. New membership signups will also be available for those wishing to become a first time member. See you all this Wednesday night at OMSI!

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