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Reminder: Renowned Hurricane Expert Dr. Blackwell Is Our Guest On Monday Night

E-mail sent by Scott Martin, Sunday, October 21st, 2018 @ 4:29pm

Monday evening (Oct. 22nd) at 7:00 pm is the time and Vulcan Park is the place for the third meeting of the year for the Central Alabama Chapter of the National Weather Association.

Dr. Keith Blackwell, renowned hurricane and winter weather expert, will be our guest for the evening. Dr. Blackwell is currently the instructor at the University of South Alabama of the senior course on synoptic meteorology and forecasting, along with a tropical discussion course during the hurricane season each year, and a summer course at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab titled, "Hurricanes Of The Gulf Coast."

He has published several journal papers on tropical weather systems, including two studies on eyewall replacement cycles, low-level wind maxima, and extreme rainfall in landfalling hurricanes.  His current research is in intensity assessment and structural aspects of landfalling hurricanes.

He developed a numerical hurricane track and wind profile model called the Blackwell Over-Surface Hurricane Wind (BLOHW) Model.  With the help of this model, he has provided real-time hurricane forecasts for up to 100 industrial, educational and governmental clients through USA’s Coastal Weather Research Center during hurricane emergencies, including Danny (1997), Georges (1998), Lili (2002), Ivan (2004), and Katrina (2005).

Vulcan park is located at:
1701 Valley View Drive
Birmingham, Alabama 35209

We hope to see you there!

Dr. Keith Blackwell Will Be At Our Next Chapter Meeting - Oct. 22nd at Vulcan Park

E-mail sent by Scott Martin, Thursday, October 18th, 2018 @ 8:37am

Sorry for the late announcement, but our third Central Alabama NWA Chapter Meeting is scheduled for Monday Evening, October 22nd from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM at Vulcan Park in the downstairs meeting room of the museum. While the meeting starts at 7:00 PM, show up as early as 6:30 PM to chat with fellow members of the chapter.

Dr. Keith Blackwell will be our guest at Vulcan. Dr. Blackwell is currently the instructor of the senior course on synoptic meteorology and forecasting, along with a tropical discussion course during the hurricane season each year, and a summer course at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab titled, "Hurricanes Of The Gulf Coast."

Prior to South Alabama, he served as the Director of Meteorology at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. While there, he served as Director of the Cadet Summer Research Program (1994-1996) and was Secretary of the Weather Career Field Selection Board (1994-1996).

Dr. Blackwell is a hurricane and winter weather expert. He has published several journal papers on tropical weather systems, including two studies on eyewall replacement cycles, low-level wind maxima, and extreme rainfall in landfalling hurricanes.  His current research is in intensity assessment and structural aspects of landfalling hurricanes.

Dr. Blackwell developed a numerical hurricane track and wind profile model called the Blackwell Over-Surface Hurricane Wind (BLOHW) Model.  With the help of this model, he has provided real-time hurricane forecasts for up to 100 industrial, educational and governmental clients through USA’s Coastal Weather Research Center during hurricane emergencies, including Danny (1997), Georges (1998), Lili (2002), Ivan (2004), and Katrina (2005).

Once again, I apologize for the late announcement of this meeting. I'm sure plenty of us in the weather enterprise have been busy over the past few weeks. I hope that you will be able to attend on Monday evening. Have a great day!

Scott Martin, President

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