Northern Alabama EMA directors joined U.S. Rep. Bud Cramer (D-AL) and WFO Huntsville MIC John Gordon for the dedication ceremony.
From left to right: Victor Manning, Jackson County EMA; U.S. Rep. Bud Cramer, D-AL; Jim McCamy, North Alabama Area Coordinator; George Grabryan, Lauderdale County EMA; Matt McCrackin, Marion County EMA; Ethelene Duster, Lauderdale County EMA; Ricky Little, De Kalb County EMA; Rusty Russell, Madison County EMA; Spencer Black, Limestone County EMA; Ann Coffey, Lawrence County EMA; Dan Isley, Cullman County EMA; Eddie Hicks, Morgan County EMA; Julie Brown, Marshall County EMA; John Gordon, WFO Huntsville MIC; Carol Frederick, Franklin County EMA.
Southern Region Director Bill Proenza speaks to invited guests at the ceremony.
U.S. Rep. Bud Cramer (at podium, right) speaks as Dr. Frank Franz, University of Alabama in Huntsville president (left) and John Jones, Deputy Director of the National Weather Service (center) look on.
North Alabama EMA Area Coordinator Jim McCamy speaks at the dedication ceremony.
Alabama state climatologist John Christy speaks about climatology in Madison County at the dedication ceremony.
NSSTC Director Dick McNider speaks at the dedication ceremony.
UAH President Frank Franz speaks at the dedication ceremony.
NWS Deputy Director John Jones speaks at the dedication ceremony.
A full house is on hand for the ceremony.
Lead forecaster Robert Boyd discusses the new WFO with Scott Worsham, Emergency Management Officer with the Madison County EMA.
Area Coordinator Jim McCamy (center) and De Kalb County EMA Director Ricky Little (left) chat with NWS Deputy Director John Jones (right).
Huntsville mayor Loretta Spencer attended the ceremony.
Service Hydrologist Michael Murphy works with WFO Huntsville's AWIPS system as members of UAH and the NWS meet in the Collaborative Research Area.
WFO Huntsville MIC John Gordon provides a tour to invited guests of the dedication ceremony.
The Alabama State EMA was gracious enough to loan WFO Huntsville its tornado vortex chamber for the day.