Friday, May 15, 2009

Community Forum on the Coastal Weather Radar

There will be a major local meeting on the acquisition of a coastal weather radar for Washington State on Thursday, May 28th at 10:30 AM, hosted by Senator Maria Cantwell, a key supporter of this acquisition. (see below for more info)

I encourage those of you who would like to learn more about the coastal radar and/or would like to express your support of this acquisition to attend. The head of the National Weather Service, Jack Hayes, will also be there. At this gathering they will release a report that analyzes the need for a radar on the Washington Coast. (I haven't seen this report yet!) Although we do have partial funding for the radar, this is still not in the bag, so community support is still critical. As noted below you must RSVP to attend. Thanks, cliff

Official Invitation:

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell is hosting a community forum on the
Public Release of the Washington State Coastal Weather Study and Funding
As a result of the study funded through the efforts of Senator Cantwell, President Obama’s budget proposal includes $7 million to protect Washington State

Thursday – May 28th, 2009
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
NOAA – Western Regional Center
7600 Sand Point Way NE
BUILDING 9 - http://www.wrc.noaa.gov/
Seattle, Washington 98115-6349

If you would like to attend, please RSVP by email with your full name and organization you represent to coastalradar@cantwell.senate.gov

Parking is free and available, but please allow yourself time to proceed through the security gate and picture ID will be required.

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