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 26th - March 28th, 2015
Courtyard by Marriott
Ankeny, IA


*** Conference Update - Invited Speakers (01/06/2015) ***

  • Karen Kosiba, Center for Severe Weather Research, will be the banquet speaker and will discuss the history of Doppler On Wheels (DOW) observations of tornadoes.
  • Leigh Orf, Central Michigan University, will show some of the most amazing numerical simulations ever performed of a tornadic supercell.
  • Todd Yacoubian, KATV in Little Rock, will discuss the Vilonia, AR tornado.
  • A variety of speakers, including Ben McMillan and Tony Laubach, will address the Pilger, NE twin EF4 tornadoes.
  • Gene Willers, President of Midwest Bank in Pilger, NE and winner of the 2014 Nebraska's Citizen Hero Award, will tell his amazing story of saving lives of his employees and customers as the tornado destroyed Pilger.
  • Another popular, hands-on, interactive radar workshop.

For the second year in a row, we will award the Tim Samaras Award for Best Student Presentation, which will be given at the end of the conference. A cash prize of $200 will be given to the best oral presentation by a student, with a prize of $150 for the best student poster presentation. All current undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.



News & Announcements


Upcoming Meetings

Wednesday, March 11
Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building, ISU, Ames
Ever Changing Land: The Art of Ellen Wagener exhibit
Reception/social time at 6:30pm, Guided tour at 7pm, meeting to follow

Wednesday, April 29
High Trestle Trail, Slater

2015 Conference Dates
March 26th - March 28th, 2015
Ankeny, IA


Apply for the 2015 Pam Daale
Scholarship!!