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Registration for the 2018 High Plains Chapter Conference Now Open!

The 20th Annual High Plains Conference, sponsored by the High Plains Chapter of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association, was held August 7-9 in Hastings, Nebraska. Click here to view presentations from the 2018 conference.

2018 Jim Johnson Scholarship Winner Selected...

The winner of the Jim Johnson scholarship for 2018 is Daniel Martinez from Dodge City, Kansas. Daniel graduated from Dodge City High School in May and will be attending Fort Hays State University in Hays, KS. He plans to major in Physics and then transfer to Wichita State University to earn a degree in Electrical Engineering. Mr. Martinez would like to use his degrees to improve utilities in areas where electricity is unreliable and well as to explore and improve upon renewable energy.

The scholarship was established to honor Jim Johnson, of the key individuals who helped start the High Plains AMS/NWA chapter in 1996. Jimís career spanned several decades, first with the U.S. Air Force, and then with the National Weather Service (NWS). Jim retired as a NWS Lead Forecaster from the Dodge City, Kansas office in September 2006.