Chapter 825 Visits National Weather Service
Members and guests of EAA Chapter 825 visit with senior meteorologist Mary Keiser at the Calera National Weather Service office during their February meeting. (Photos courtesy Fred Masterson)
March 6, 2012 - In conjunction with their February meeting, a group of members and guests from EAA Chapter 825 (Shelby County, Alabama) visited the National Weather Service office at Shelby County Airport in Calera, Alabama.
One of the senior meteorologists and longtime NOAA employee Mary Keiser hosted the group and did the presentation, in which she explained how several different atmospheric models were compared to help develop a "confidence level" for the forecast.
Everyone attending learned a lot of interesting facts about what occurs behind the scenes and eventually becomes the information the Weather Bureau issues to the public.