October 10th, 2002


Wednesday, 10 October 2002
Greenstreets at
Cedar Falls Holiday Inn


Weather Technology: A Hands-on Workshop

Speaker:Craig Johnson Mr. Johnson is a native Iowan (from Fort Dodge). He graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor of Science degrees in Meteorology and also Communications. Craig and his wife, Anita and family live in Cedar Falls. They have 2 sons and a daughter. Craig's work experience includes an internship with the U.S. Forest Service in Salt Lake City making forecasts for forest fire fighters, 1 year at KUTV (television) in Salt Lake City, 2 1/2 years at WMT-AM FM and TV in Cedar Rapids and 23 years at KWWL.

Craig's interests outside of weather include photography, sports, astronomy, model railroads, and just about anything associated with nature.

Program Chair:Dick Michael
Program:Today's weather forecast is produced using technology from satellites, radar, computer models, and human intuition. This program will use slides, video tape, and a hands-on demonstration to give a better understanding of the role of these tools. It will include a close-up look at the structure of a tornado thunderstorm. These storms are not random events and much has been learned about them during the last 25 years. Get set to look at these storms in a completely different way.

Checkout some of Craig's favorite weather links in the Educational Links. 

Price:$11.00 per person (includes tax, tip & room rent.)
Time:Social period: 6:00 P.M. Dinner: 6:30 P.M. at Greenstreets Restaurant, 5826 University Ave., Cedar Falls.
Reservations:Telephone Bob Tujetsch (319) 234-1273, by noon on Monday, October 7th, 2002. Leave message on answering machine. Guests are welcome if they make a reservation. Please state if special dinner preparations are necessary.

Dues:2002-2003 Dues of $10.00 may be sent to the Treasurer: Dave Berry, 116 Usher Road, Hudson, IA 50643 or may be paid at the meeting. If your mailing label shows "S03", you are paid up through September 2003.

NEW Waterloo Technical Society Website: http://waterlootechnicalsociety.org