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

*** Abstract submission deadline Thursday, February 27, 2020 ***

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 26th - March 28th, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott


*** Conference Update - Invited Speakers (01/29/2020) ***

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.
  • Josh Johnson, WSFA-TV Montgomery, AL, will describe what his station did to warn viewers during the deadline Beauregard, AL EF4 tornado of March 3, 2019.
  • Jana Houser, Ohio University, will speak about tornadogenesis - what we know, and what we don't know.
  • 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

Wednesday, January 29th
Perfect Games, Ames
Social time: 6:30pm
Meeting start time: 7pm

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


Apply for the 2020 Pam Daale
Scholarship!!

Apply for the 2020 Tim Samaras
Scholarship!!