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The Central Iowa Chapter of the National Weather Association's goal is to improve the weather knowledge of the general public.
The chapter works on projects with the goal of benefiting the local community. We also provide grants for various weather-related projects. For more information about our chapter, please browse the rest of our website.
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*** Conference Update - Invited Speakers (02/26/2018) ***
To kick off our 22nd conference, we are bringing in some very special invited speakers:
- Bill Read, Texas A&M University, Galveston and former Director of the National Hurricane Center, will discuss Hurricane Harvey in Houston area.
- Patrick Marsh (Storm Prediction Center) will cover latest happenings at SPC, and look back at 2017 severe weather.
- Julie Demuth (National Center for Atmospheric Research) will talk about the public reaction to warnings, and use of social media to convey hazardous weather information.
- Erik Rasmussen (NSSL/CIMMS) will discuss the theories and processes regarding tornadogenesis.
- Josh Wurman (Center for Severe Weather Research) will give the banquet talk entitled "There's more to life than Tornadoes: Keeping busy with Hurricanes, MCSs in the northern and
southern hemispheres, Eclipses, Fires, Snowstorms, Boundary Layers, Typhoons, and a COW (our newest radar).....and tornadoes too."
- Chris Luhring (Parkersburg City Administrator, former Police Chief) will look back on the 10th anniversary of the Parkersburg EF5 tornado and discuss how the city has recovered.
- L.D. McMullen, former direction of Des Moines Waterworks, as part of a look back at the Great Midwestern Floods of 1993