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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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The ONLINE 2020 Severe Storms and Doppler Radar Conference is ON! The conference will start at 9am CDT on Friday, March 27.

Click here for the 2020 ONLINE Conference Agenda

Click here for the Live Stream!


The 2020 Severe Storms and Doppler Radar Conference has been canceled. Please read this statement from the chapter president for details.


Severe Storms and Doppler Radar Conference

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


The ONLINE 2020 Severe Storms and Doppler Radar Conference is ON! The conference will start at 9am CDT on Friday, March 27.

Click here for the 2020 ONLINE Conference Agenda

Click here for the Live Stream!


The 2020 Severe Storms and Doppler Radar Conference has been canceled. Please read this statement from the chapter president for details.

*** Virtual Conference Update - Confirmed Speakers (03/25/2020) ***

The following speakers have been confirmed for the March 27th, 2020 virtual conference:

  • 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 Johnson, WSFA-TV Montgomery, AL, will discuss what his station did to warn viewers during the deadly Beauregard, AL EF4 tornado of March 3, 2019.
  • Jana Houser, Ohio University, will present on "Recent Advances in our Understanding of Tornadogenesis."
  • 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, covering "Using Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Severe Local Storms Research and Forecasting".
  • 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.
  • Brian Bajenbruch, SOO, NWS-Omaha, on flood impacts in eastern Nebraska and the evacuation of WFO Omaha.
  • Jeremey Wesley, NWS-Hasting, speaking on flood impacts in central Nebraska, and how they provided backup operations during the evacuation of NWS-Omaha.



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Upcoming Meetings

TBA

2020 ONLINE Conference
Friday, March 27th
Online
Live Stream!

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