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					   National Weather Service (NWS) Tampa Bay Area Weather Forecast Office (WFO)
                            Attends Annual Banquet of the
     West Central Florida Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS)




 West Central Florida AMS Chapter President and Fox 13 Meteorologist, Andy Johnson (left),
 joins together for a group photograph with NWS Tampa Bay Area MIC Brian LaMarre (right)
and Treasurer Nancy Knight; Vice President and NWS SOO Charlie Paxton; Secretary and USF
  Assistant Professor Dr. Jennifer Collins, and Public Affairs Specialist and NWS WCM Dan
                Noah. (Photograph by West Central Florida AMS Local Chapter)
On Tuesday evening, April 22, 2008, the West Central Florida Local AMS Chapter held its 2008
Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony at the Tampa Yacht Club in Tampa, FL. Chapter
President Andy Johnson, Fox13 News Meteorologist emceed the event and welcomed AMS
members and invited guests. NWS Tampa Bay Area’s Meteorologist-in-Charge, Brian LaMarre,
was invited as the guest speaker and provided a presentation on the future of local NWS services
and collaboration. The event was an excellent opportunity to interact with AMS members,
students and local media. In addition to WTVT Fox 13’s Andy Johnson, WFLA’s NBC 8 Chief
Meteorologist Steve Jerve, and Tampa’s Bay News 9 Chief Meteorologist Mike Clay joined
attendees at the banquet and made for an exciting evening. For the latest information on the
event, please visit the West Central Florida AMS Local Chapter website at the following:
http://www.wcflams.org/index.php




    NWS Tampa Bay Area’s MIC Brian LaMarre discusses the future of local services and
   collaboration at the 2008 Annual Banquet of the West Central Florida AMS Chapter at the
        Tampa Yacht Club. (Photograph by West Central Florida AMS Local Chapter)