2012-Agenda

2012 National Severe Weather Workshop

Greg Carbin, Jared Guyer, Rick Smith, Co-chairs

Final Agenda, February 27, 2012

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

800a-815a) Presentation of Colors and National Anthem (General Session Rooms J, K, L, M)

815a-845a) Opening Remarks: (Lynn Maximuk, Director, NWS Central Region, Kansas City, MO)

845a-900a) Introductions, Information, and Instructions

Session I – A Look Back at Significant Weather Events and Outcomes
Moderators: Rick Smith and Joe Schaefer

900a-930a) 2011 Severe Weather in Review (Greg Carbin, NOAA/SPC, Norman, OK)

930a-945a) GIS Mapping the NWS Tornado Tracks and Public Health Mortality Data from the 25-28 April 2011 Tornado Outbreak (Caitlin Mertzlufft and Rebecca Noe, CDC, Atlanta, GA)

945a-1000a) Communication during the Warning Process: Observations of Performance (Dale Morris, NOAA/NWS/WDTB, Norman, OK)

1000a-1030a) Break in Exhibitor Hall Rooms G, H, I (Sponsor: OZ Safe Rooms)

1030a-1045a) Texas Fires (Todd Lindley, NOAA/NWS Lubbock, TX)

1045a-1100a) The Joplin Tornado (Steve Runnels, NOAA/NWS Springfield, MO)

1100a-1115a) Texas Drought and Fire (John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas A&M and Texas State Climatologist, College Station, TX)

1115p-1130p) Large Venue Issues/Events (Harold Hansen, International Association of Venue Managers, Chicago, IL)

1130a-1145a) Discriminating EF4 from EF5 Tornado Strength (Jim LaDue, NOAA/NWS/WDTB, Norman, OK)

1145a-Noon) Speaker Recognition

Noon-100p) Lunch (Sponsor: National Storm Shelter Association)

Session I (cont’d) – A Look Back at Significant Weather Events and Outcomes (General Session Rooms J, K, L, M)
Moderators: James Hocker and Liz Leitman

100p-115p) From Fire to Floods in the Southwest U.S. (J.J. Brost, Ken Drozd, NOAA/NWS Tucson, AZ)

115p-130p) School Design and Tornado Protection: Cause for Concern (Bob Roberts, Emergency Management Coordinator, Tulsa Public Schools, Tulsa, OK)

130p-145p) May 24, 2011 Tornado Events in Central Oklahoma (Rick Smith, NOAA/NWS, Norman, OK)

145p-200p) The Historic Missouri River Flood of 2011 (Cathy Zapotocny, NOAA/NWS, Omaha, NE)

200p-215p) Decision Support Services Provided by the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center in 2011 (Michael Eckert, NOAA/Hydrometeorological Prediction Center, Camp Spring, MD)

215p-230p) Weather Briefing

230p-245p) Speaker Recognition and Breakout Introductions/Instructions

245p-300p) Break in Exhibitor Hall Rooms G, H, I

Breakout Sessions:

300p-400p) Stress, Fear, Panic: Decision-Making in High-Risk Environments (Facilitated by Marc Lusk, Amarillo, TX Fire Dept. in General Session Rooms J, K, L, M)

300p-400p) Remote presentation/conference call with Rebecca Noe of CDC and NWS offices affected by 25-27 April killer tornado events. (Conference Rooms N, O)

Poster Session:

400p-500p) Poster Session (Conference Rooms P, Q)

Poster Session Moderators: Jared Guyer and Patrick Marsh

Friday, March 2, 2012

815a-845a) Opening Remarks: Russell Schneider, Director NWS Storm Prediction Center (General Session Rooms J, K, L, M)

Session II – Looking Forward: Helping Communities Prepare for Weather Hazards
Moderators: John Utech and Chris Novy

845a-900a) Weather-Ready Nation Roadmap Progress Report (Kevin Scharfenberg, NOAA/NWS Silver Spring, MD)

900a-915a) The Role of Schools in Creating Weather Aware Communities (Rick Schmidt, Upper Dublin School District, Maple Glen, PA)

915a-930a) Public Assembly Venue & Event Policies (Bob C. Mayer, CFE, International Association of Venue Managers)

930a-945a) Overview of Bastrop Complex Fire and the Use of NWS in Decision Making and Evacuation Messaging (Steven Long, Wireless System Manager, Bastrop County, Office of Emergency Management)

945a-1000a) NSSA’s Program for Assuring Quality of Safe Rooms (Ernst Kiesling, Executive Director, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX)

1000a-1030a) Break in Exhibitor Hall Rooms G, H, I (Sponsor: Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management)

1030a-1045a) St. Louis Tornado, Factors Contributing to No Fatalities (Laura Kanofsky, NOAA/NWS St. Louis, MO)

1045a-1100a) Exploring Impacts of Rapid-scan Radar Data on NWS Warning Decisions (Pamela Heinselman NOAA/OAR/NSSL, Norman, OK)

1100-1115a) Impact Based Warning Demonstration 2012 (Mike Hudson, NOAA/NWS Central Region Headquarters, Kansas City, MO)

1115a-1130a) Recent EF-5 Tornado Disaster Recovery Efforts: Lessons Learned from Greensburg and Parkersburg (Jack Rozdilsky, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL)

1145a-Noon) Speaker Recognition

Noon-100p) Lunch (Sponsor: Oklahoma Emergency Management Association)

Session III – The Science and Technology of Weather Forecasting and Education (General Session Rooms J, K, L, M)
Moderators: Dale Morris and Sarah Corfidi

100p-115p) Advances in GIS and NWS Data (Keith Stellman, NOAA/NWS, Shreveport, LA)

115p-130p) A Review of NWS Tornado Emergencies (Patrick Marsh, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK)

130p-145p) A Look at COMET Educational Tools in Support of Spotter Training (Bryan Guarente, Boulder, CO)

145p-200p) What is the Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS)? (John Ferree NOAA/NWS/OCWWS, Norman, OK)

200p-215p) Product Updates and Service Improvements from the Storm Prediction Center (Jared Guyer, NOAA/SPC, Norman, OK)

215p-230p) Weather Briefing

230p-245p) Speaker Recognition and Breakout Introductions/Instructions

245p-300p) Break in Exhibitor Hall Rooms G, H,I

Breakout Sessions:

300p-400p) Dual-pol Radar Information Breakout Session (Conference Rooms N, O and repeated at 400 pm)

300p-500p) Panel Discussion: NOAA Weather Radio and Communication of Hazard Information (Facilitated by Tom Fahy, Washington, D.C. in General Session Rooms J, K, L, M)

Friday Evening Banquet

(Sponsor: Jim Giles’ Safe Rooms)

630p-900p) Banquet Speaker*: Mr. Keith Stammer, Joplin – Jasper County, Missouri Emergency Management Agency

(*Speaker will start around 730p. You must have a dinner banquet reservation to attend the presentation.)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Session IV – Severe Weather Awarenesssession open to the public through registration page (General Session Rooms J, K, L, M)
Moderator: Rick Smith

830a) Welcome and Introduction

835a) 2011 Severe Weather in Review (Greg Carbin, NOAA/SPC, Norman, OK)

850a) A Close Encounter with an EF5 Tornado – May 24, 2011 (Chris Novy)

905a) Discriminating EF4 from EF5 Tornado Strength (Jim LaDue, NOAA/NWS/WDTB, Norman, OK)

920a) A Look at COMET Educational Tools in Support of Spotter Training (Bryan Guarente, Boulder, CO)

935a) Break

955a) A Review of NWS Tornado Emergencies (Patrick Marsh, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK)

1010a) Virtual Operations Support Teams: Using Social Media to Promote Situation Awareness (John Butler)

1030a) Basic Storm Spotter Training (Rick Smith, NOAA/NWS, Norman, OK)

1130a) Workshop Ends