Joint Ceremony to Dedicate a new NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards Transmitter and West Texas Mesonet Station in Childress, TX
By Brian LaMarre
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
WFO Lubbock, TX

On January 23, 2007, WFO Lubbock met with officials from Childress, TX to conduct a dedication ceremony for the new NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) transmitter. The ceremony was also a joint effort, held with Texas Tech University (TTU), to dedicate the 50th weather observing and reporting station of TTU’s West Texas Mesonet (WTM).

To read a more detailed news release describing the weather radio recently installed in Childress click HERE.

Image of panel that attended the Childress NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards dedication.

  A panel of speakers and distinguished guests can be seen at the Childress NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards Dedication Ceremony in Childress, TX on January 23, 2007. From left to right: Jennifer Foster, District Director for Senator Robert Duncan’s Childress Office; Cary Preston, Childress Mayor; Justin Weaver, WFO Lubbock Meteorologist-in-Charge; Brian LaMarre, WFO Lubbock Warning Coordination Meteorologist; Wes Burgett, Manager of the Texas Tech University West Texas Mesonet; Dave Oliver, KFDA Amarillo Chief Meteorologist. As seen in the back row from right to left: Steve Drillette, WFO Amarillo Warning Coordination Meteorologist; Jose Garcia, WFO Amarillo Meteorologist-in-Charge; Mike Foster, WFO Norman Meteorologist-in-Charge. (Photograph by Gary Skwira, WFO Lubbock Forecaster). is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.