Huntsville Area Local Chapters

of the American Meteorological Society & National Weather Association

March 2017 Meeting

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The Huntsville Chapter of the AMS/NWA is pleased to announce that we have arranged an educational opportunity for you! Brian Carcione, the Science and Operations Officer at the National Weather Service in Huntsville, will be leading a workshop on hand drawn analysis.

We are also very excited to announce that AMS Certification Holders will receive 1 professional development point for attending this workshop!
With an emphasis on automation and increasing demands on a forecaster’s time, hand drawn analysis is starting to fade away, so this two-hour, interactive course will serve as a refresher for some and an introduction for others. Hand drawn analysis is one of the most useful tools to a forecaster. It allows a forecaster to thoroughly understand the ongoing weather situation. Advantages, specifications, terminology, and common errors will be reviewed for surface maps, upper air maps, and mesoscale analysis through the use of case studies.

Our chapter will provide a light lunch, maps, and colored pencils, but if you have your own colored pencils, please bring them! We hope to see you there!


In order to make sure we have enough maps and lunch for everyone, we ask that you please RSVP no later than Thursday evening, March 23rd, at the link below, or in our Facebook group.

What: Hand Drawn Analysis Workshop

Who: instruction by Brian Carcione, SOO at NWS-Huntsville

When: Saturday, March 25th from 11 AM to 1 PM

Where: Hudson Alpha campus in Research Park. Classroom 1011 in the main building.

601 Genome Way Northwest, Huntsville, AL, 35806

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