Our next chapter meeting will be held Thursday, November 21 at 11:00 am in Norton, KS at the Destination Kitchen (115 W Main). Our speaker will be Jeff Halblaub (Hastings) and his presentation is entitled: "Operational Recognition and Diagnosis of Wake Lows - Scientific Background and Operational Detection". This presentation examines a wake low event that occurred in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, placing it into context with wake low conceptual models and other wake low events.
The High Plains Chapter of the AMS/NWA is pleased to announce that the 2012 Jim Johnson Scholarship has been awarded to Connor Dennhardt. Connor just graduated from Grand Island Northwest High School and will attend the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (U.N.L.) beginning this fall. He will major in meteorology and hopes to gain employment as an operational forecaster upon graduation from U.N.L. The Jim Johnson Scholarship Selection Committee received several strong candidates this year, but the committee found Connor's essay to be most impressive and inspiring. Through his essay, Connor demonstrated a deep-rooted passion for weather which could be traced to his early childhood. In addition, his essay also proved Connor possesses a great deal of vision both for his future career, and the science of meteorology. Connor stopped by WFO-Hastings for a visit and during that time many of us in the office had the chance to meet this outstanding young man. We wish Connor the best of luck as he embarks on his journey to becoming a meteorologist.
The 15th Annual High Plains Conference was held August 4-6, 2011 in Wichita, KS. Thanks to all of our speakers and attendees! Conference Presentations are now available (PDF version) for viewing via the 15th HPC Program. For additional information, please see the 15th HPC Website.
The officers for 2013 are:
President - Bill Taylor (North Platte)
Vice-President - Jeremy Wesely (Hastings)
Treasurer - Scott Bryant (Hastings)
Secretary - Tim Burke (Dodge City)
See our officers page for contact info and "mug shots."
Here are our officers, constitution, and members.