June 2, 1999 Meeting

The guest speaker was Pat Fitzpatrick of Jackson State University.

Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order by Chapter President Paul Croft 2 June 1999 with 11 members in attendance. A brief business meeting was held, in which elections were undertaken. Barbie Bassett was elected as president for the 1999-2000 chapter season, with Alan Gerard elected as vice president, Paul Croft as corresponding secretary, Eric Carpenter as recording secretary, and David Biggar as treasurer

The program was presented by Pat Fitzpatrick of Jackson State University. Fitzpatrick presented a summary of the forecast produced by William Gray of Colorado State University regarding the upcoming 1999 Atlantic basin hurricane season. Fitzpatrick studied and worked under Gray and is familiar with many of the parameters that go into the process for making the hurricane season forecast.

Fitzpatrick discussed these parameters and their impacts for the upcoming season. The presentation was well received. In fact, due to the effects hurricanes can have on the Jackson metropolitan area, WLBT-TV of Jackson covered the meeting and ran an interview with Fitzpatrick on their news programs.

Minutes submitted by Alan Gerard.

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