Minutes of the High Plains AMS/NWA Chapter
April 22, 2013
The High Plains Chapter of the
AMS/NWA held a teleconference and a webinar, on Monday, April 22nd, at
12:30 PM CST. There were 23 members dialed into the
teleconference. President Bill Taylor/North Platte, Neb. welcomed
everyone to the phone call, and started a brief business meeting.
Treasurer Scott Bryant/Hastings, Neb. reported there was $5,884.44 in
the Ledger Balance, with $2,140.00 in the Jim Johnson Scholarship Fund,
leaving $3,724.44 available in the Chapter’s checkbook. Your 2013
dues are due – check within your office to see who is collecting the
dues, and give them $15 by May 15th. Each office representative
will then mail the collected dues to Treasurer Scott Bryant/Hastings,
Neb. after May 15th. The Jim Johnson Scholarship chairman, also
Scott Bryant, summarized that program. The committee has received
5 to 6 good candidates, and will select the winner by April 30th.
The High Plains conference was addressed, and for now, we will keep
thing as they are. No conference will be hosted this year due to
Our guest speakers were Aaron Johnson/SOO/Dodge City, Kan. and Kelly
Sugden/ Dodge City, Kan. Their subject was “Evaluation of
Numerous Thermodynamic and Wind-Related Hail Parameters from RUC-2
Soundings.” Many examples were shown to determine the vertical
temperature profiles and wind regimes to forecast the size of hail
possible. There were numerous questions and Aaron Johnson/Dodge
City, Kan. has an application available to anyone who wants it, which
helps predict the size of hail possible.
The business meeting ended at 12:40 PM CST, and the presentation ended
at 1:17 PM CST.
The next meeting will be in June, with more details later.