About the Chapter

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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Click here for the 2018 conference agenda, abstracts, and presentations.

Apply for a Central Iowa NWA Scholarship - See Links to right!!

*** Abstract submission deadline Thursday, February 28, 2019 ***

Abstracts are encouraged on all aspects of severe weather. Send abstracts to Dr. William Gallus at wgallus@iastate.edu
Please indicate if you would prefer an oral or poster presentation

Severe Storms and Doppler Radar Conference

March 28th - March 30th, 2019
Courtyard by Marriott

*** Conference Update - Invited Speakers (01/10/2019) ***

To kick off our 23rd conference, we are bringing in some very special invited speakers:

  • Dr. Leigh Orf, University of Wisconsin-Madison, will be our banquet speaker and present his amazing super high-resolution modeling results of a tornadic thunderstorm.
  • Dr. Matt Parker, North Carolina State University, will cover the challenges of predicting whether or not a rotating storm produces a tornado.
  • Stanley Kite, Director of Craven County Emergency Management, will speak on Hurricane Florence's impacts.
  • Justin Kiefer from WMBB-TV in Panama City will discuss Hurricane Michael.
  • Gayland Hitch (Emergency Manager from Moore, OK) will take a look back at the 1999 Moore F5 tornado.
  • Alex Hoon, NWS - Reno, will cover the Redding, CA firenado of 2017 and the recent Camp fire.
  • Gina Eosco, Office of Weather and Air Quality, will discuss weather hazard communication.
  • Additional speakers will cover the July 19 Iowa tornado outbreak and severe flash flooding in Des Moines in June.
  • Another popular, hands-on, interactive radar workshop.

News & Announcements

Upcoming Meetings

Wednesday, January 23
KCCI Studios, Des Moines
Meeting starts at 7:00pm

2019 Conference Dates
March 28th - March 30th, 2019
Ankeny, IA

Apply for the 2019 Pam Daale

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