WesternPacificWeather.com has hosted an annual event since 2012 near the start of November where we bring together different meteorologist, weather casters, students and weather enthusiast across the western pacific for a meet and greet of sorts.
Each year we continue to expand the event with it starting from just being at a sports bar two years ago to ranging from tour of a TV station to PAGASA in 2013. This year it is set to be even better than previous years.
Further more 2014 is extra special being the one year anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan. In 2013 the event was hosted only one week after the massive typhoon struck the southern half of the country. The website showed there support providing donations and helping to share to the world the situation that was unfolding in the country
This year will be a more somber time. Members of the Westpacwx Team will attend Memorial services in Manila and Tacloban as well as chat with members of PAGASA and local news organization in regards to the storm and any advice on what we can do to help make a tragedy like that storm from not happening again.
The big event will be on Friday November 7th at the University of the Philippines. Doctor Bagtasa was kind enough to offer the Auditorium at the college for us to use and give several presentations, lectures and most importantly a shared discussion.
The topics to be discussed will range over a wide area. This includes a seminar on DVORAK Techniques, In House Models at Westpacwx, next generation Satellite systems, typhoon warning systems, broadcasting workshop and much more.
Furthermore the team will gather after the conference for some drinks and food at a local restaurant. In short the whole day will be any weather geeks dream. O and its free!
Also be sure to stay tuned to the website throughout the week as we have a lot of other events planned, including a trip to several local TV stations in Manila, a tour of a radar site and some hiking at the Tagaytay Volcano.
If you want to meet with the westpacwx team as well let us know! I am sure we can set something up if the time permits. As always though thanks for staying with us and I hope you all stay safe out there.