April 8, 1999 Meeting

The meeting was held at WJTV-TV in Jackson. The guest speaker was Tony Mastro, chief meteorologist at WJTV.

Meeting Minutes

The April meeting of the chapter was held 8 April 1999 at the WJTV television station in Jackson. Paul Croft, chapter president, called the meeting to order with 12 minutes in attendance. After the reading of the minutes and the treasury report, Croft gave a brief summary of the chapter’s participation in the 1999 Mississippi Region II Science Fair held in March at Jackson State University. He then introduced the speaker for the evening, Tony Mastro, chief meteorologist for WJTV. Mastro gave a brief overview of the station’s weather operations, including their “Storm Team” approach to severe weather. He outlined a new WJTV severe weather initiative in which the station sponsors a program, which allows the public to automatically receive severe thunderstorm and tornado warning information via pager or e-mail. he also discussed the computer graphics and numerical model output used by the station’s meteorologists in preparing their forecasts and on-air presentations.

The evening concluded with a tour of the station and an informal question-and-answer period.

Minutes submitted by Alan Gerard.

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