The West Central Florida Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, was chartered in 1961. We have about 100 members. Meetings are held in various places around the Tampa Bay Area including The National Weather Service office in Ruskin, local Television Stations, USF, Museum of Science & Industry, MacDill Air Force Base, and Hillsborough Community College. Meetings focus on the science of meteorology, meteorological tools, exchange of information and friendship.
Currently promotes the development and dissemination of information and education on the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. Founded in 1919, AMS now has a membership of more than 11,000 professionals, professors, students, and weather enthusiasts. AMS publishes nine atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic journals, sponsors more than 12 conferences annually, and offers numerous programs and services.
The American Meteorological Society is now on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ametsoc