The leadership of the Central Alabama Chapter of the National Weather Association encourages you to be part of this important organization. The local chapter allows local meteorologists and weather enthusiasts to network and get involved in educating each other about our favorite subject: Weather!
While there are many excellent speakers right in our own backyard, we occasionally like to invite weather experts from around the country, and your membership dues gives us that opportunity.
Student Membership Available
A student rate that makes it even more affordable for you to join in the networking and learning afforded by the Central Alabama Chapter of the National Weather Association. The new student rate is $15/year.
E-mail sent by Mark Rose, Friday, December 16th, 2016 @ 10:08am
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.
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.
The Central Alabama Chapter of the National Weather Association was founded in 2001 and is based in Birmingham, AL. The objective of the organization is to promote the science of meteorology through networking of individuals with a common interest in weather.