tion that the 650,000 attendees of the recent Denver search areas. According to Grymes, the SRCC has Bronco Superbowl victory parade did create a short- available NWS products in the service area for the last term violation of the visibility standard.—Wendy four years, local severe weather reports and national Schreiber-Abshire. severe weather summaries, historical climate data from primary and cooperative stations in the service area, Jackso n and soon will have some WSR-88D data, profiler data, The third regular meeting of the chapter was held and upper air archives.—Rusty Pfost. on Wednesday, 28 January 1998 on the campus of Omaha-Offu t Jackson State University. Chapter President Paul Croft called the meeting to order with 13 members present. The first meeting of the new year was held on 22 The brief business meeting included a unanimous January 1998 in Omaha. Chapter President Bruce vote to establish the Susan S. Oakley Public Service Telfeyan welcomed chapter members and allowed Award to be presented by the Jackson chapter mem- visitors to introduce themselves. After the recording bership semiannually for outstanding public service in secretary and treasury reports, a significant portion of the field of meteorology or a related field. The award was named for Susan S. Oakley, who was a teacher in antebellum Jackson, whose students took and recorded the first local weather observations from June 1849 to Editor's Note: The following em- December 1855. A Jackson chapter local scholarship ployment advertisement for meteo- award proposal was tabled pending further information. rologists appeared in the March Bul- Brad Regan, lead forecaster at the NWS Jackson, letin from 1948 (Bull. Amer. Meteor. volunteered and was unanimously approved to fill the Soc., 29, 141). vacant treasurer's office. Rusty Pfost, chapter secretary, gave a brief report on the local chapter poster at the 78th AMS Annual METEOROLOGISTS FOR OVERSEAS Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. The poster consisted of ASSIGNMENT brief summaries of four articles by chapter members College degree in Physics, Mathematics, or in the southern region special issue of Weather and Engineering and a graduate of a professional Forecasting, as well as a concise display about the re- course in Meteorology required. Three years' ex- cent 14 December surprise snowstorm in central Mis- perience in forecasting for civil of military air sissippi. transport operations—or two years' experience Croft called the membership's attention to the up- forecasting for North Atlantic or North Pacific for coming Mississippi Science and Engineering Fair for civil or military air transport operations. Region II, to be held 18-19 March 1998 at Jackson Assignment embodies liaison work with local State. Local chapter members were urged to volunteer meteorologist and aeronautical authorities, in- to be judges. He also reported that the Jackson chap- struction of local national forecasters and actual ter is one of a few national sites chosen to review can- forecasting. didates for the AMS Minority Scholarships, and that Cost of living differential in addition to sal- one application had already been received. ary. Transportation and moving expenses fur- Croft then introduced Jay Grymes as the speaker for nished from New York to overseas domicile. the meeting. Grymes is the climate operations man- Thirty day vacation for each year of overseas ager for the Southern Region Climate Center (SRCC) service. Family may join employees after thirty at Louisiana State University (LSU) and also the state days. Must be U. S. citizens. climatologist for Louisiana. Grymes presented infor- mation on the effect of El Nino so far this winter on Apply in writing to: the weather of the SRCC area. He noted that so far tem- peratures and rainfall have both been above normal EMPLOYMENT DEPT. (some of SRCCs findings are on the SRCC Web site TRANS WORLD AIRLINE at http://www.src.lsu.edu). Grymes then gave a sum- WILMINGTON 99, DELAWARE mary of the SRCC mission and organizational struc- ture, information services, costs, publications, and re- 48 7 Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Mar 1, 1998
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