Severe Storms Symposium This Weekend
March 23, 2007 Leave a comment
This weekend I will be in Tuscaloosa gearing up for the big UCP telethon. Other members of our weather team Michael White, Michael Hill, and Richard Scott are in Starkville, MS attending the Mississippi State Severe Storm Symposium. I’m looking forward to hearing reports form the event as it highlights severe weather events over the past year across the area. Richard Scott has filed the first report and it’s included below. Also, weather-wise it sure feels nice this evening. Temperatures are in the 60s under fair skies. The forecast looks good and I will have a fresh discussion posted by 6:00 a.m.
WesSevere Storms Symposium Update
I just got back from Starkville, Mississippi this afternoon. I was at the 6th Annual Southeast Severe Storms Symposium at Mississippi State University. It is an educational program that was developed to help Broadcasting or Operational Meteorologist learn more about the science, stay up-to-date, and learn about past weather events. The program started at 9:30 a.m. this morning and lasted until about 4 p.m. Several guest speakers came into town to talk to the students and give helpful advice about Meteorology. Today’s guest speakers were Leigh Brock, Bernie Rayno, Barbie Bassett, Russ Geller, James Spann, Dr. Amy Stapleton, and Jonathan L. Howell. I spoke with Josh Johnson, who is the former Chief Meteorologist for WTOK in Meridian; Josh worked weekends when Wes was Chief Meteorologist in Meridian.
It was good to have the opportunity to spend the day on the campus, talking with professors and meteorologists, while learning more about Broadcast Meteorology. Tomorrow is the last day for the program; it begins at 8:20 a.m. and last until 4:40 p.m. Tomorrow’s show is concentrated more on Operational Meteorologist, but if your interested in becoming a meteorologist, be sure to go to the Mississippi State Campus tomorrow; it cost $30 to get in and you don’t have to register early; it is held in the WIFE Center, which is on the western side of campus.