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An event that has gained popularity, moving beyond appeal to just weather geeks, will be held again Oct. 29 at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, 1945 S.E. Water Ave.

The 19th annual Winter Weather Forecast Conference, put on by the Oregon chapter of the American Meteorological Society, will now feature two sessions at OMSI. The regular runs from 10 a.m. to noon inside OMSI's auditorium, and the afternoon session will run from 1 to 3 p.m.

The morning session includes last year's weather recap by Mark Nelsen, and forecasts by Pete Parsons, Dave Elson, Kyle Dittmer, Jim Little and George Taylor. The afternoon includes discussions of weather issues.

Another La Niña is expected this winter, meaning warmer temperatures and lots of precipitation … snow?

The conference is free, and a raffle will be held for a home weather station, valued at $300.

For more info, go to www.ametsoc.org/chapters/oregon.

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