Housto n was uninjured, seemed to have actually been within The October meeting was held at the National the funnel as the tornado was destroying their home. Weather Service (NWS) office in League City, Texas. Bill Reed, meteorologist-in-charge, was the guest Southeas t Michigan speaker. Reed focused on the modernization and Officers for the 1992/93 year were recently elected. restructuring of the NWS at local and national levels. They are James R. Geyer, president; Paul H. Gross, Reed explained that the NWS will be organized in two vice-president; Richard Foltman, treasurer; and Frank tiers: forecast and local warning. He said that eventu- J. Marsik, secretary. ally each NWS office will have full forecast responsibil- The first meeting of the season took place at the ity. University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. The Department Reed discussed the new WSR-88D radar [other- of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences re- wise known as NEXRAD (next generation radar)], cently received a new wing and two multimedia class- which became operational in 1992. Reed described rooms. Peter Sousounis, assistant professor of atmo- the various components of the radar as well as sen- spheric sciences at the University of Michigan, gave a sor capabilities, scanning
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Feb 1, 1993
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