About

Welcome to the Internet home of the Central Mississippi chapters of both the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society. Our chapters are based at the National Weather Service Jackson office in Flowood and represent the greater Jackson area and all of Central Mississippi.

Here is a timeline of some of the major milestones in the history of our chapters.

  • 1962 – According to accounts from the Jackson Clarion Ledger, the organizational meeting of the Central Mississippi branch of the American Meteorological Society was held in October 1962. D.B. Munro, Meteorologist in Charge of the Jackson Weather Bureau, was chosen as temporary chairman. Alex J. Kish was named temporary secretary. In attendance at the meeting were Mr. Munro, Mr. Kish, Quimby M. Middleton, William T. Keating, Edwin Little, and John H. Lentz of the Jackson Weather Bureau, Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Roshore and Ernest E. McCoy of the U.S. Engineers, and Bob Neblett and Wilda Farber of WJTV.
  • 1996 – Jackson, Mississippi AMS chapter is reactivated after an extended hiatus. Reactivation of the chapter was approved by the AMS Executive Committee at its April meeting. The first local chapter meeting was held on November 14th, with Paul Croft leading the reorganization of the chapter and serving as chapter president.
  • 2001 – Jackson Chapter of the National Weather Association (NWA), Tau, is founded
  • 2007 – Our first local chapter webpage was launched at the beginning of the year. The first webmaster was Carolyn Bryant
  • 2010 – On September 28th, both chapters were renamed to “Central Mississippi Chapter” to better represent the areas they cover
  • 2011 – At the end of December, we joined the world of social media by launching a Facebook page, a Twitter account, and a Google+ page. Later on, we would also add Flickr to our list of social media outlets.
  • 2012 – In October, the local chapter website was upgraded and moved to a new home at centralmsweather.com
  • 2017 – The chapter was designated a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador