NWS Celebrates 30 Years in East Kentucky

On Wednesday October 27th, 2010, we at the National Weather Service in Jackson celebrated our upcoming 30 year anniversary with an Open House.  We also used the event to recognize several of our dedicated Cooperative Weather Observers.  We want to thank all of our partners and friends who showed up to take part in the celebration.  We look forward to many more years serving the fine folks of eastern Kentucky!

Included below are some snapshots of the celebration...

About 70 of our customers and partners were in attendance.



Ervine Allen details how weather has affected our armed forces in the past.

The Emergency Managers for McCreary, Bath, Breathitt and Menifee Counties receive new "Turn Around Don't Drown" road signs to display at flood prone areas in their counties.



Army National Guard Blackhawk Helicopter visits from Frankfort.



 Our anniversary cake


 Colors are presented before the celebration.

 Ed Ray and Pete Geogerian (forecasters at NWS Jackson) prepare the feast.

 Dave Stamper (Observation Program Leader at NWS Jackson) delivers special recognition award to Major Sparks a cooperative weather observer from Whitesburg, KY.  Several other observers were also given special recognition awards.

 Tony Edwards (Incident Meteorologist at NWS Jackson) readies a pibal balloon for release.



 Jackson Fire & Rescue Fire Safety House

 Breathitt County Hazmat Trailer



Shawn Harley (Meteorologist-in-Charge at NWS Jackson) conducts office tours.



Visitors enjoy learning about our partner organizations.

Tornado machine display

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