Are you prepared?
With the cold temperatures outside, it is hard to think about severe weather. But the season will be upon us before we know it.
This year, Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama is February 16 – 21, 2014, and there will be a lot going on in Huntsville!
On February 19th, your Huntsville AMS/NWA Joint Professional Chapter is privileged to have Dr. Roger Wakimoto join us for a discussion. The meeting will be held at the Education/Training Facility (Room 105), located at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Socialization will begin at 6:30 p.m. CST, with light refreshments served. The meeting will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. CST. Below is a map to the location. This meeting is open to chapter members as well as anyone with an interest in weather, so please feel free to bring friends and family. It is a rare opportunity to have Dr. Wakimoto with us. We look forward to hearing about his current research as well as his time working with “Mr. Tornado” Dr. Ted Fujita.
Join us when the UAH Chargers take on Lake Superior State at the Von Braun Center Propst Arena on Friday, February 21, 2014. General admission is free this weekend thanks to the Huntsville International Airport. The game starts at 7:00 p.m. Greg Carbin from the Storm Prediction Center will be dropping the puck.
On February 22, 2014, the 4th Annual Rocket City Weather Fest will take place on the campus of UAH. This event is hosted by the local Huntsville student and professional AMS/NWA chapters and is FREE for weather enthusiasts of all ages. The RCWF will take place at the UAH Shelby Center from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST. More information can be found on the RCWF site.
Finally, remember to take advantage of the Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. The holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, February 21, 2014, and ends at midnight on Sunday, February 23, 2014. Tax free items include many types of batteries, cell phone chargers, weather radios, flash lights, plastic tarps, can openers, plywood, ice packs, first aid kits and fire extinguishers, as long as each item is $60 or less.
Our Chapter mission is to share our knowledge of meteorology, help advance professional ideals, help promote fellowship among members, and stimulate awareness and interest in meteorology and the activities of the chapter within the community. We can’t do that without you, so please come join us during our upcoming events. We look forward to meeting you!