American Meteorological Society / National
18 May 2010
The May 2010 meeting of the
∑ FedExís Department of Meteorology will have a full-time position opening in the near future, as well as starting an intern program in their department.† The POC is Melvin Bradley, Manager of Meteorology.
∑ University of Tennessee-Martin is starting a Meteorology degree program this coming fall.† POC for more information is Dr. Robert Simpson at UTM.
∑ The Scholarship Committee has completed the scholarship packet for the inaugural AMS/NWA-Memphis Scholarship, to be offered for the 2010-2011 academic year, and sent it to many regional universities with Atmospheric Science Programs.† Applications are due June 1.† Proceeds from sales in our CafePress online store will go towards future scholarship funds.
Erik indicated that
the officers had had recent discussions with the Memphis Convention and
Visitorís Bureau and the NWA regarding the possibility of hosting the NWA
Annual Meeting in
Officers for 2010-2011
were nominated and voted on by the chapter.†
The 2010-2011 officers will be
The evening discussion focused on recent severe weather and flooding in the Mid-South on May 1-2, 2010, chaired by Science and Operations Officer of NWS-Memphis, Tom Salem.† The first weekend in May brought severe weather, including several tornadoes, to the Memphis CWA, as well as a very rare widespread flooding event.† Tom began by discussing the model setup heading into the weekend, particularly the GFS computer model.† The approaching system was a slow mover, heading into a moisture-rich environment, with plenty of available dynamics.†
Several tornado tracks were reviewed with radar
data presented from an EF-3 tornado that struck
Besides severe weather, flooding rains brought
devastation to areas from