2016 Severe Storms & Doppler Radar Conference


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Severe Storms and Doppler Radar Conference

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

Early registration ends March 17th!


*** Conference Update - Invited Speakers (02/05/2016) ***

To help celebrate our 20th anniversary, we are bringing in some very special 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.
  • Dr. Paul Markowski, The Penn State University, The latest ideas on tornadogenesis.
  • Tim Marshall, Haag Engineering, Amazing things seen during tornado damage surveys.
  • Efran Afante, WTLX-TV, Columbia, SC, on the catastropic October flood in South Carolina.
  • Dr. Walker Ashley, Northern Illinois University, The Rochelle EF-4 of 2015.
  • Brian Van Vickle, Sheriff, Ogle County, IL, personal experiences with the Rochelle tornado.
  • Mollie Rivas, Emergency Manager, Garland, Texas, on the December EF-4 tornado.
  • Karl Jungbluth, retired, NWS, A 40th anniversay look back at the Jordan, IA F5 tornado.
  • Another popular, hands-on, interactive radar workshop.



Conference News


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