A message from our President:

It Takes a Village

Paul Schlatter, 2019 NWA President

This month’s newsletter is focused on heat. For a few of us, myself included, that is an ironic topic given that it snowed heavily on the summer solstice 20 miles west of me in the mountains of Colorado. It was chilly enough in Boulder to need a sweatshirt in the middle of the day! For just about everyone else reading this newsletter, the heat of summer is already upon us, and I hope you enjoy the articles about heat in this newsletter.

I want to use July’s message to highlight how “It takes a village” to achieve success in two separate but important things relevant to all of us. The first event occurs at the NWA Annual Meeting in Huntsville, Alabama, on Saturday, September 7. Weather Ready Fest is a massive outreach event every year the Saturday before the Annual Meeting. This year it runs from 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. Thousands of people have attended these events in past years, and no doubt thousands will also attend this year because the venue is the University of Alabama-Huntsville. Weather Ready Fest is all about preparedness and resiliency, with the goal of sharing knowledge with all attendees, young and old. It will include hands on activities related to weather safety, well-known guest speakers, and many local/national organizations and companies will be on hand with booths focusing on preparedness and resilience. There will even be outdoor water-themed activities to cool off in the Alabama heat and humidity. The NWA Foundation is in charge of organizing this event each year, and it is a massive undertaking. It takes a village to make Weather Ready Fest a success, and the team needs YOUR help. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the Google Docs form.

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"Pay it Forward"


September 7-12, 2019

Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama


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Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 7 March 2019
  • Oral and Poster Presenters Notified: mid-April 2019
  • Preliminary Agenda Posted Online: early Summer 2019
  • 2019 NWA Annual Meeting: 7-12 September 2019

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For more information on exhibits, special accommodations, registration and the overall meeting program, keep checking the 2019 Annual Meeting Page and its links, or contact the NWA office at 405-701-5167 or nwahelp@nwas.org. NWA will provide updates on this Web page, on the NWA Facebook Page, Twitter and other social media. Please use the hashtag #NWAS19 for any tweets associated with the 2019 Annual Meeting.

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