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2022 Severe Storms and Doppler Radar Conference

Presented by the Central Iowa NWA Chapter

March 31st - April 2nd, 2022
Courtyard by Marriott, Ankeny, IA

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*** Conference Update - Confirmed Speakers (02/11/2022) ***

The following speakers are confirmed for this years conference:

  • Dr. Yvette Richardson, Penn State University, speaking on tornadogenesis.
  • Rick Smith, NWS-OUN, will speak on mental health challenges for meteorologists in extreme events.
  • Krissy Hurley, NWS-BNA, speaking on the deadly Waverly, TN flash floods of 2021.
  • Fred Glass, NWS-STL, will speak on the Dec. 10 tornadoes in the St.Louis area including the Amazon Facility tornado strike.
  • Tim Marshall will discuss tornado rating challenges and overview of the recent December 10 tornado impacts.
  • Kathy Stewart O'Nan will give a mayor's perspective of the Mayfield, KY EF-4 tornado.
  • Rick Smith, NWS-OUN, will also speak on the April 28, 2021 hailstorms in the Southern Plains.
  • Brett McIntyre, WHO-TV (Des Moines), will cover the broadcast challenges associated with the warp-speed Dec 15 tornadoes.
  • NWS-DMX personnel will cover the record-breaking December 15, 2021 warp-speed severe weather outbreak in Iowa.

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Upcoming Meetings

Post conference meeting
Sometime in April
Place and time TBD

2022 Conference Date

March 31 - April 2, 2022