Francis K. Schwarz 1980 to 1985, Schwarz was a forecaster for the 1922-1999 Weather Bureau (National Weather Service) in Mil- waukee and Chicago. Francis Kenneth Schwarz died in Rockville, Mary- Schwarz was an outstanding research meteorolo- land, on 1 April 1999. Schwarz was born on 14 Octo- gist. Of the hydrometeorological reports published ber 1922 in Monroe, New York. He was a student at between 1961 and 1980 (from hydrometeorological New York University where he graduated cum laude. report 36 to 54), he was the author of six and a major He served as bombardier with the 8th Air Force where contributor to or joint author of nine. These reports, he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross. in general, dealt with the meteorology of extreme From 1955 to 1980 (when he retired), Schwarz was events or gave estimates of upper limits of precipita- a hydrometeorologist in the Hydrometeorological tion for any drainage within large regions such as the northwestern United States or the United States east Branch of the Water Management Information Divi- of the 105th meridian. He also wrote papers for other sion, Office of Hydrology, U.S. National Weather publications and presented some at four meetings of Service in the District of Columbia. The objective of professional societies. After retirement in 1980, the branch (now called the Hydrometeorological De- Schwarz did consulting work for the National Weather sign Studies Center) was to provide the Corps of En- Service and the Bureau of Reclamation. gineers, Bureau of Reclamation, and other agencies with the meteorology required for the design and He is survived by his wife Nadine, a son, a daugh- safety of dams and other water control structures. From ter, and two grandchildren.—John Riedel. • It ll 3n * Memcumii , j(/t. de la ((an/il % ^(Hiarn mm 1920-1998 1916-1999 ^Pimvieu 0lobewtficd & bUife lif. tyfunAei 1929-11999 1934-1999 1728 Vol. 80,, No. 8, August 7999
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Aug 1, 1999
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