Denver/Boulder AMS Feb 2020 chapter meeting – Paul Schlatter: Downslope Winds Along the Colorado Front Range

Hello DBAMS Members and Friends,

The local Denver Boulder American Meteorological Society chapter will be hosting a seminar by Paul Schlatter, Science and Operations Officer at the Boulder, Colorado National Weather Service forecast office. Paul's seminar is titled, Downslope Winds Along the Colorado Front Range.

If you've lived along the Colorado Front Range, especially west of I-25 for a year or longer, you have experienced wind gusts near 70 mph or stronger via downslope wind processes. If you've ever wondered why they occur, why they are so intense, and how to predict them, this talk is for you! 

This talk will explain the different kinds of downslope wind storms across the Front Range and adjacent plains of eastern Colorado. It will highlight formation mechanisms and discuss the role of the unique terrain in the development and intensification of the downslope wind. Finally, the speaker will show the techniques operational forecasters at NWS Boulder use to identify when and where the strongest winds will occur.

When: Thursday, February 20, 2020

Where: Boulder Public Library in the Boulder Creek Room 1001 Arapahoe Ave. Boulder, CO 80302 Please note the new venue for this seminar!

Agenda: 6:00 PM – Arrive, light refreshments served 6:30 PM  – Welcome 6:30-7:15 PM – Presentation 7:15-7:30 PM – Q&A 7:30 PM – Meeting Adjourns

Please see the event page on Facebook for complete information. And, please distribute to any and all who you think are interested.

We look forward to seeing you there! Your DBAMS Officers -- 2019-2020 Officers Annareli Morales - President Vanessa Vincente - Vice President Matthew Paulus - Treasurer Jeremiah Sjoberg - Secretary Russ Danielson - Community Liaison

Announcement Timing: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 to Thursday, February 20, 2020

Posted by Jeremiah Sjoberg at ext. 2618, sjoberg@ucar.edu

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