With the global pandemic having forced a virtual meeting for 2020 we’re proceeding with plans for an in-person get-together for 2021. We’re on the schedule at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond for Saturday November 6th. There are still many details to be worked out but at least we have a time and location nailed down.
We’ll all still be wearing masks by that point (our rental contract specifically stipulates that) so keep that in mind. And given the now widely accepted tendency for virtual meetings we may even include a virtual presentation by a remote speaker. But most of all we want to see each other face-to-face again, swap chasing stories, and learn more about severe weather and chasing especially here in the Mid-Atlantic.
Some may wonder why we don’t include tropical systems on the agenda. One main reason is that we want to focus on severe local storms both for chasing interests and public awareness. Hurricanes and tropical storms receive enough advance media attention to keep the average person informed but many Mid-Atlantic residents don’t realize how many severe local storms erupt in their backyards. Having said that, we don’t totally ignore tropical setups, especially given their tendency to provide the parameters for low-topped supercells and tornadoes (like this one from the remnants of Ivan in 2004):
So circle Saturday November 6th on your calendars and stay tuned to the Mid-Atlantic ChaserCon FB page and the Twitter account (@Mchasercon). Tickets will go on sale late this summer (Augustish?).