WFO Huntsville Awarded Department of Commerce Bronze Medal

WFO Huntsville Meteorologist-In-Charge John Gordon poses with the Bronze Medal at the awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

The National Weather Service forecast offices in Huntsville and Birmingham recently received the Department of Commerce Bronze Medal for "providing outstanding warnings and advisories which resulted in saving of lives during the historic Alabama floods in May 2003." WFO Huntsville Meteorologist-In-Charge John Gordon and Senior Forecaster William Schaub were Huntsville's representatives to the awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, December 2.

Left: Waters from the Tennessee River inundate McFarland Park in Florence during the record floods. This view taken from above on Hwy 72. on May 10, 2003.
Right: The Tennessee River floods Riverloop Road in northeastern Morgan County on May 9, 2003.

 


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