The meeting was attended by 11 members and approximately 25 guests:
WA5ROE Bob Alpine W5NPR Bill Alpine KE5KNQ Rob Alpine N5DO Dave Alpine N5NYM Allen Alpine KA5PVB Chuck Alpine KX5SP Steve Alpine KB5R Rusty Alpine KF5LXT Robert Hutto KF5KNQ Rob Alpine KI5ZQ Ken Fort Davis
The meeting was the annual SKYWARN session presented by Rick Lujan of the Midland office of the National Weather Service. He presented weather stastics, weather events in the recent past, cloud formations and types, storms, thunderstorms, tornadoes, down bursts, lightning and the dangers present for each category of hazardous weather. He discussed the recommended location of storm chasers, stressing that 3-5 miles southeast of tornado producing cloud formations is generally the best location, but that escape routes must also be considered. The SPOTTER HOTLINE was announced as 1-800-597-3320 and encouraged the use of the line to inform the NWS of weather events, stating complete and accurate information as to location, time, date and type of event.
The SKYWARN Session began at 7:00 PM and ended shortly before 9:00 PM. Sessions were also scheduled for Wednesday March 23 in Fort Davis, Thursday March 24 in Van Horn and Tuesday March 29 in Marfa.
Bill Roberts W5NPR, Secretary