Weather opportunities abound

There is a bevy of great opportunities for fellow weather geeks to get their fix in the coming weeks.

If you’re into weather, or maybe know a neighbor or budding young weather enthusiast who is looking for the chance to spread their “weather wings” a bit, check out the following list of events.

Phenology & Weather Observers Gathering at Wolf Ridge ELC

in Finland, MN March 4-6, 2011

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Here’s the rundown from the folks at Wolf Ridge.

Join us as we discuss the phenology and weather of the region, how we can observe and record phenology of the local flora and fauna and how to use phenology in our teaching. This will be a great opportunity to meet other phenologists, weather observers, teachers, and interested citizens.

This second annual Phenology & Weather Observers Gathering will take place on the weekend of March 4-6, 2011 at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center; Finland, Minnesota.”

Conference Agenda Topics Include (there may be additions to this list):

Phenology From Space

Weather Recording

Make your own Forecast

Tools to teach Weather

Snow Rules – North Shore Snow Research

Minnesota Forest Ecology Changes

Sky Warn Training

General Phenology Record Keeping

Phenology as Seen in Birds

Phenology as Seen in Butterflies

How to Use Phenology in Teaching

Photography as a means of Recording Phenology

Sharing Experiences with Each Other

Metro SKYWARN training classes begin February 21st.

If you’ve always wanted to be a severe weather spotter, here’s your chance to get training.

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Here’s the info from Twin Cities NWS, and from Metro SKYWARN.

15th Annual Northern Plains Convective Workshop, March 22-23, 2011

The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities and the Twin Cities AMS will be hosting the 15th Annual Northern Plains Convective Workshop. The conference will be held March 22-23, 2011 at the the University of St. Thomas’ St. Paul Campus. The conference will run from approximately 8 AM – 5 PM on both days. Details on registration and lodging, along with other conference information, can be found online here.

The conference will be a combination of invited speakers and submitted presentations. There will be a poster session in addition to the oral presentations. Topics will include, but will not be limited to, prediction of severe local storms, operational techniques for severe storm forecasting, storm structure and organization, societal impacts and dissemination of hazardous weather information, and climatological patterns for severe local storms.

2011 Student Volunteer & Student Career Experience Programs

Details here from the Twin Cities NWS.

Applications for Summer Volunteer Positions at the National Weather Service (NWS) Office in Chanhassen, MN are being accepted through February 28, 2011. Please click here or on the image to the left for details. If you have additional questions regarding the Summer Volunteer Program at NWS Chanhassen, MN, contact Tom Hultquist.

Applications for the 2011 NWS Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) are being accepted through February 28, 2011. Please click here or on the image to the left for details. If you have additional questions regarding the SCEP program, contact NWS.scep-reply@noaa.gov.

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved and increase you “weather IQ this year!

PH

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