Our guest speaker this month was Marcus Landon Aydlett from NWS Guam. He talked a little bit about NWS Guam and some of the weather that they deal with. Their forecast office is built to withstand the worst – they don’t evacuate when tropical storms come through their area. He then talked a little bit about his path to being a meteorologist at NWS Guam including a mini-geography lesson about Guam and its islands.
He then shifted into talking about tropical cyclones including the largest and smallest typhoons to impact Guam – Super Typhoon Tip and Tropical Cyclone Tracy respectively. He gave us some info about some of the products they issue and some of the wordings they use and how they communicate this information. He talked about some of the key issues with communication such as false speculation from the public and panic. Impact-Based Decision Support Services (IDSS) aims to help minimize public panic and help core partners make the right decisions. There are four phases to IDSS – Relationship Building, Readiness, Delivery, and Assessment.
If you have any questions, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org!
After Aydlett was done presenting, Leia gave our general announcements and talked about our upcoming events.
The Big Event is this Saturday (April 2nd) from 10AM-2PM at Hall Park HOA. If you weren’t at the meeting and need to pick up your shirt, please contact your class rep or one of the other officers.
Nominations for the 2022-2023 Elections open on April 9th and close on April 16th. Voting will then begin April 17th and end April 14th. You must be a met major to run for President or VP. Graduate and Freshman Class Rep elections will take place in the Fall. There are some appointed positions including Historian/Webmaster, Outreach Coordinator, Deputy of Media, and Apparel/Fundraising Chair.
The next DEI Training is Friday, April 22 from 2PM-3:30PM in NWC 1313. This is only for students.
Our next General meeting will be on April 25 at 6PM. We are hoping to have a broadcast meteorologist panel. This is our last general meeting of the year. We will announce the election results and give away a prize to somebody with perfect attendance – a Weather Themed Gift Basket! We will also have our normal attendance prize which will be a Galileo Thermometer or a Storm Glass.
We had our attendance drawings which were won by Andrew Kenny and Lily Raye.