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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Severe Storms and Doppler Radar Conference

March 31st - April 2nd, 2016
Courtyard by Marriott
Ankeny, IA

*** Conference Update - Invited Speakers (11/20/2015) ***

To help celebrate our 20th annivesary, we are bringing in some very specail invited speakers this year:

  • Dr. Louis Uccellini, Director of NOAA's National Weather Service, will give the banquet keynote.
  • Dr. Howie Bluestein, University of Oklahoma, History of tornado research.
  • Dr. Chuck Doswell, retired, NSSL, History of storm chasing.
  • Tim Marshall, Haag Engineering, Amazing things seen during tornado damage surveys.
  • Jim Cantore, The Weather Channel, Experiences of The Weather Channel.
  • Dr. Ashley Walker, Northern Illinois University, The Rochelle EF-4 of 2015.
  • Karl Jungbluth, retired, NWS, A 40th anniversay look back at the Jordan, IA F5 tornado.
  • Additional speakers to be announced at a later date.
  • Another popular, hands-on, interactive radar workshop.

News & Announcements

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, December 9
Local 5 studios, West Des Moines, IA
Meeting time: 7pm
Studio tour/Ugly Christmas Sweater contest

2016 Conference Dates
March 31st - April 2nd, 2016
Ankeny, IA