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4th annual National Severe Weather Workshop to be held in March

Nov 17th, 2003 | By Keli Pirtle

The nation’s premier severe weather experts will team up next March with the nation’s emergency management community and broadcast meteorologists to discuss their latest research findings and forecasting techniques and their application in serving the American public. All this is scheduled to take place during the fourth annual National Severe Weather Workshop to be held March 4-6, 2004, at the National Center for Employee Development Marriott Conference Center in Norman, Okla.

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Mobile homes and vehicles deadly in tornadoes

Feb 10th, 2003 | By Keli Pirtle

The number of tornado deaths in mobile homes increased significantly in 2002, totaling more than half of all tornado deaths in the United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This week, during the American Meteorological Society’s annual meeting, NOAA officials reminded Americans to be prepared for tornadoes. NOAA is an agency of the Commerce Department.

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Third Annual National Severe Weather Workshop to be held Feb. 27 – March 1

Jan 27th, 2003 | By Keli Pirtle

The nation’s premier severe weather experts will team up with the nation’s emergency management community to discuss their latest research findings and forecasting techniques and their application in serving the American public during the third annual National Severe Weather Workshop Feb. 27 through March 1, 2003 at the National Center for Employee Development Marriott Conference Center in Norman, Okla.

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NOAA and University of Oklahoma break ground at new National Weather Center site

Nov 1st, 2002 | By Keli Pirtle

NOAA officials and representatives from the University of Oklahoma today broke ground for the National Weather Center, a new building in Norman, Okla., that will be one of the largest research centers in the world and the premier facility for severe storm research, prediction, forecasting and warning. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is an agency of the Commerce Department.

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NOAA Science Advisory Board to Review Science and Research Programs

Oct 31st, 2002 | By Keli Pirtle

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Science Advisory Board will meet Nov. 5-7 in Norman, Okla. to review several NOAA science and research programs. NOAA is an agency of the Commerce Department.

The 15-member panel is composed of scientists, educators, resource managers, and engineers. The board is charged with advising retired Navy Vice Adm. Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Ph.D., undersecretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator, on long- and short-range strategies for research, education, and the application of science as well as resource management and environmental assessment and prediction. Lautenbacher will be attending some of the public sessions.

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Weather Radio Awareness Week Sept. 21-27

Sep 16th, 2002 | By Keli Pirtle

When the wind blows and storm clouds cover Oklahoma, residents can keep ahead of severe weather by tuning in to NOAA Weather Radio, a 24-hour source of weather forecasts, watches and warnings provided by the National Weather Service, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

For countless people throughout Oklahoma, Weather Radio has meant the difference between life and death and has given its listeners confidence to react when severe, potentially life-threatening weather approaches. To highlight the importance of this service, National Weather Service offices serving Oklahoma are for the first time sponsoring a statewide Weather Radio Awareness Week Sept. 21-27.

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National Weather Service honors veteran weather observer

Dec 12th, 2001 | By Keli Pirtle

NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS), an agency of the Department of Commerce, will present its prestigious Thomas Jefferson Award to veteran weather observer Clemon G. Clewell of Watonga, Oklahoma. A member of the NWS Cooperative Observer Program for 48 years, Clewell will be honored in a ceremony at the Watonga City Hall on Tuesday, December 11th, during a joint meeting of the Watonga Chamber of Commerce and Lions Club.

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National Weather Service honors veteran weather observer

Dec 12th, 2001 | By Keli Pirtle

NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS), an agency of the Department of Commerce, will present its prestigious Thomas Jefferson Award to veteran weather observer Grover C. Bayless of Arnett, Oklahoma. A member of the NWS Cooperative Observer Program for 43 years, Bayless will be honored in a ceremony on Thursday, December 13th, during the weekly Kiwanis Club luncheon and meeting in Arnett.

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Second annual National Severe Weather Workshop to be held March 1–2

Dec 10th, 2001 | By Keli Pirtle

The nation’s premier severe weather experts will discuss their latest research findings and forecasting techniques during the second annual National Severe Weather Workshop March 1 and 2, 2002, at the National Center for Employee Development Marriott Conference Center in Norman, Okla.

The workshop is designed for emergency managers, broadcast meteorologists, storm spotters and other weather enthusiasts. The event is sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS), Central Oklahoma Chapter of the American Meteorological Society/National Weather Association and the Oklahoma Emergency Managers Association.

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Local student participates in summer research program

Aug 1st, 2001 | By Keli Pirtle

Schoolcraft High School graduate Jason Tomlinson, a senior physics and meteorology major at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Ind., was one of 10 students selected to participate in a summer research program at the Oklahoma Weather Center in Norman, Okla. that ends Aug. 4.

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