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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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Severe Storms and Doppler Radar Conference

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


*** Conference Update - Invited Speakers (12/04/2018) ***

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.
  • 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, severe flash flooding in Des Moines in June, and Hurricane Florence in North Carolina.
  • Another popular, hands-on, interactive radar workshop.



News & Announcements


Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, December 4
3140 Agronomy Hall, ISU campus
Meeting starts at 6:15pm
Rod Donavon will present on the July 19th tornadoes

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