Every family seems to have one of those.
You know what I mean, right?
I’m talking about the person who is fascinated by weather, always checks the forecast and can’t stop telling the rest of the family about it.
If that’s you, then here are three dates to put on your Portland area weather calendar this fall. And if that’s someone else in the family, send them a link to this post!
Eagle Creek Wildfire, November 16, 2017: A meteorologist explains the weather patterns and forest conditions that lead to the largest wildfire to burn the Columbia River Gorge in a generation. This meeting and presentation is November 16 in Southeast Portland. It’s put on by the Portland Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, which I’m a member of. Full details here.
The Eagle Creek Wildfire, by the way, is the wildfire that created a majority of the smoke that filled skies in the I-5 Corridor this past summer.
Become a SkyWarn volunteer weather spotter for the National Weather Service, October & November dates: The NWS says it will train you to help inform the region when something big is happening: “Are you interested in the weather? If so, become a SKYWARN Weather Spotter and help us know what’s happening in your area during significant weather events.”
There are seven weathe spotter trainings including Portland, Kelso and even an online course. Register for weather spotter training and put one of the dates onto your calendar!
The annual “What will winter be like?” meeting, October 28, 2017. This meeting is loaded with interesting presentations. Some guesswork, some science looking ahead to this winter in Portland and the northwest. And Meteorologist Mark Nelsen always does an awesome job of recapping last winter. He’ll be talking about all that snow we had. It will be fun to relive it on PowerPoint. This is a morning meeting in the OMSI auditorium. Portland’s winter weather forecast meeting details are here.
I look forward to seeing you at one of these. Or, more.