2019 Severe Storms & Doppler Radar Conference


Severe Storms and Doppler Radar Conference

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

*** 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.



Conference News


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