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Thank you for your interest in the 2019 Severe Storms and Doppler Radar Conference. We hope to see you next year!

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Severe Storms and Doppler Radar Conference

March 26th - March 28th, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott


*** Conference Update - Invited Speakers (11/14/2019) ***

To kick off our 24th conference, we are bringing in some very special invited speakers:

  • Tim Marshall, Haag Engineering, will be our banquet speaker, discussing tornado damage within heavily urban areas, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Lubbock F5.
  • Josh Morgerman, iCyclone.com, will describe his experience during Hurricane Dorian's devastating strike in the Bahamas.
  • Adam Clark, NSSL, will give two talks, one on recent NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed Spring Forecast experiments, and the other on the May 20, 2019 High Risk failure event.
  • Adam Houston, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will speak on the TORUS project.
  • Jason Dunn, NWS-DFW, will speak on the Dallas TX tornadoes of October 20, 2019.
  • Tyler Roney, KDLT-TV in Sioux Falls, SD, will speak on the nocturnal tornado event that hit the city on the night of September 10, 2019.



News & Announcements


Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, November 14th, 7pm
Agronomy Hall, ISU
Ames, IA

2020 Conference Dates
March 26th - 28th
Ankeny, IA