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NWA Chapter Meeting with Guest Speaker Tim Marshall

  • Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 6pm - 8:30pm
    Location: Vulcan Park and Museum

    Please make plans to attend the first meeting of 2017.  We are excited to have Tim Marshall as…

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Big Announcement from Central Alabama NWA

E-mail sent by Mark Rose, Friday, December 16th, 2016 @ 10:08am

Greetings,

All the officers from our local chapter wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Thanks to all of those who made time to attend our chapter meetings this year.  The best part of this job is trying to find diverse speakers who can bring unique presentations to our meetings.  There were no officer nominations from chapter members this month, so the same officers will continue their respective positions in 2017.

We decided to start off the new year with a big time speaker.  We are pleased to have Tim Marshall speak at our next meeting in January.  The meeting will take place at the Vulcan Park and Museum on Tuesday evening, January 24th.   More information about the meeting will be sent out in early January.  Please makes plans to attend this event, you will be glad you did.

Mark Rose
President, Central Alabama NWA


Tim is a renowned speaker within the meteorological community and avid storm chaser.  He is a meteorologist and civil engineer who makes his living surveying and assessing damage in the wake of tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and hailstorms. Tim graduated Northern Illinois University in 1978 majoring in meteorology, earned a master’s degree in Atmospheric Science from Texas Tech University in 1980, and a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1983. Tim is a registered professional engineer in Texas and has worked with Haag Engineering Company, a failure and damage consulting firm based in Dallas, since 1983.

Tim has chased hundreds of tornadoes and witnessed dozens of hurricanes. He has been part of several government-sponsored scientific projects including VORTEX 2, ROTATE and TWIRL where his task has been to deploy instrumented pods in the paths of tornadoes. Tim has conducted hundreds of damage surveys throughout the U.S. in the wake of natural disasters, has written numerous publications on building damage, and has appeared on dozens of radio and television programs. He is the principle trainer in how to conduct damage surveys for the National Weather Service (NWS) since the 1990s, and serves on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Quick Response Team. Tim is currently chair of an American Society of Civil Engineers sub-committee whose task is to write a standard on how to use the Enhanced Fujita Scale to rate damage to structures.
 

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