2011-Agenda

Final Agenda

Program Chairs: Greg Carbin and Jared Guyer

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Alternate Agenda with Topic Descriptions

Thursday, March 3, 2011

7:00a-8:30a Registration & Check-in, Conference Entrance Area/Foyer

8:00a Presentation of the Colors and National Anthem

8:15a Introductions, Dr. Russell Schneider, NOAA/NWS Storm Prediction Center, Norman, Oklahoma

8:20a-9:00a Keynote Address, Mr. Chris Strager, NOAA/NWS Eastern Region Headquarters, Bohemia, New York

MORNING

Session I – Recent Significant Weather Events

Moderators: Kevin Scharfenberg and Liz Stoppkotte

9:00a-9:25a 2010: A Year in Review and What’s New for 2011, Greg Carbin and Jared Guyer, NOAA/NWS Storm Prediction Center, Norman, Oklahoma

9:25a-9:50a Mississippi Long-track Tornado of April 24, 2010, Walt Zaleski, NOAA/NWS Southern Region HQ, Fort Worth, Texas and Stephen Wilkinson, NOAA/NWS Jackson, Mississippi

9:50a- 10:15a Morning break sponsored by Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management / Weather Briefing

10:15a-10:40a An EF4 Direct Hit: A Tornado Survivor’s Story From Inside the Closet, Bob Duncomb, Ultra Electronics – ProLogic

10:40a-11:05a Flash Flood at Albert Pike Campground, John Robinson, NOAA/NWS Little Rock, Arkansas

11:05a-11:30a October Record Hail in Arizona, Gary Woodall, NOAA/NWS Phoenix, Arizona

1130a-11:55a October Tornado Outbreak in Arizona, Brian Klimowski, NOAA/NWS Flagstaff, Arizona

11:55a Announcements – Morning Speaker Recognition

12:00p-1:00p Lunch (Oklahoma Ballroom F) sponsored by Verizon Wireless

AFTERNOON

Session II – Response and Recovery

Moderators: Greg Carbin and Joe Schaefer

1:00p-1:20p Session Opening Remarks: Tony Robinson, Director, Recovery Branch, FEMA Region VI, Denton, Texas

1:20p-1:40p Psychological Response to Mass Casualty Disasters, Dr. John Tassey, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1:40p-2:00p Incorporating Social Science into the Weather Warning Communications Process, Andy Bailey, NOAA/NWS Pleasant Hill, Missouri

2:00p-2:20p New Opportunities for Public Alerting, John Ferree, NOAA/NWS/OCWWS, Norman, Oklahoma and Mike Gerber, NOAA/NWS Silver Spring, Maryland

2:20p-2:40p Central Oklahoma Emergency Management Association Regional Outdoor Warning System Guidelines, Frank Barnes, Oklahoma City Emergency Management

2:40p-2:45p Announcements – Afternoon Speaker Recognition – Breakout Session Instructions

2:45p-3:00p Afternoon break sponsored by Clifford Power

Note: Vendor drawings will be held at various times Thursday/Friday.  Must be present to win.

LATE AFTERNOON

Breakout Sessions are 1-hour each and then repeated once.

Poster Session will run from 4-6pm

3:00p-5:00p Breakout Session A: Media Relations Workshop, Keli Tarp, NOAA Public Affairs, Norman, Oklahoma (repeated from 4-5pm), University Ballroom

3:00p-5:00p Breakout Session B: Atlanta Floods of September 2009, Steven Nelson, NOAA/NWS Peachtree City, Georgia and Tony Gotvald, USGS Georgia Water Science Center, Atlanta, Georgia (repeated from 4-5pm), Oklahoma Ballroom I

3:00p-5:00p Breakout Session C: StormReady Community Recognition and Renewal Process, Walt Zaleski, NOAA/NWS Southern Region HQ, Fort Worth, Texas and Chris Maier, NOAA/NWS Silver Spring, Maryland (repeated from 4-5pm), Oklahoma Ballroom J

4:00p-6:00p Poster Session, Foyer/Conference Entrance Area

Poster Session Moderators: Jared Guyer and Patrick Marsh


Thursday Evening, March 3, 2011

7:00p-9:00p Banquet with Guest Speaker, Ken Graham, Meteorologist-in-Charge, NOAA/NWS New Orleans/Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Deepwater Horizon Decision Support, Oklahoma Ballroom F


Friday, March 4, 2011

MORNING

7:00a-8:30a Registration & Check-in, Conference Entrance Area/Foyer

8:00a-8:20a Keynote Address, Mr. Bill Proenza, NOAA/NWS Southern Region Headquarters, Fort Worth, Texas

Session III – Weather Analysis, Climatology and Forecasting

Moderators: Rick Smith and Bob Goldhammer

8:20a-8:40a Session Opening Remarks: Dr. Joe Friday, Former Director, NWS

8:40a-9:00a NWS Fire Weather and Societal Response, Dr. Peter Roohr, NOAA/NWS Silver Spring, Maryland

9:00a-9:20a Tropical Cyclone Tornado Climatology, Rich Thompson and Roger Edwards, NOAA/NWS Storm Prediction Center, Norman, Oklahoma

9:20a-9:30a Announcements – Speaker Recognition

9:30a- 10:00a Morning break sponsored by ESi WebEOC / Weather Briefing

10:00a-10:20a A Cooperative Pilot Project on Emergency Management Decision Support for Winter Weather, Jessica (Proud) Losego, RENCI-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ken Galluppi (RENCI-UNC), Burrell Montz (East Carolina University), Catherine Smith (East Carolina University), Steve Schotz (NWS Office of Science & Technology)

10:20a-10:40a Hydrometeorological Prediction Center Web-Based Precipitation/Flash Flood Services, Mike Eckert, NOAA/NWS Hydrometeorological Prediction Center, Camp Springs, Maryland

10:40a-11:00a Real-time Estimation of Population Exposure to Weather Hazards, Kevin Scharfenberg, NOAA/NWS/OCWWS, Norman, Oklahoma

11:00a-11:20a The Latest in Automobile Remote Sensing, Dr. Sheldon Drobot, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado

11:20a – 11:45a Announcements – Speaker Recognition

12:00p-1:00p Lunch (Oklahoma Ballroom F) sponsored by National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA)

AFTERNOON

Session IV – Remote Sensing and General Session

Moderators: John Utech and Jared Guyer

1:00p-1:20p Session Opening Remarks: Ross Dixon, Former OETA-TV Meteorologist

1:20p-1:40p CASA Alert! Supporting Emergency Management Decision-making During the May 10, 2010 Oklahoma Tornado Outbreak, Cedar League, CASA/UCCS, Colorado Springs, CO and Jon Tankersley, Emergency Management, Newcastle, OK

1:40p-2:00p Can You See What I’m Saying?  Some Thoughts on a Modified Basic SKYWARN Training Program for the Visually Impaired, Dr. Tom Behler, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan

2:00p-2:20p NOAA/NESDIS Satellite Operations Update and Applications towards Severe Weather, Chris Siewert, OU-CIMMS / SPC,  Norman,  Oklahoma and Tom Renkevens, NOAA/NESDIS,  Silver Spring,  Maryland

2:20p-2:30p Announcements – Afternoon Speaker Recognition

2:30p-3:00p Break

Note: Vendor drawings will be held at various times Thursday/Friday.  Must be present to win.

LATE AFTERNOON

Breakout Sessions are 1-hour each and then repeated once (choose 2 of 3 to attend).

3:00p-5:00p Breakout Session A: Dual-pol Radar Information (repeated from 4-5pm), University Ballroom

  • An Introduction to Dual-Polarization Radar for National Weather Service Stakeholders, Paul Schlatter, NOAA/NWS Warning Decision Training Branch, Norman, OK; Dale Morris and Andrew Wood, OU-CIMMS and NOAA/NWS Warning Decision Training Branch, Norman, OK

3:00p-5:00p Breakout Session B: Updates on Satellite/Remote Sensing (repeated from 4-5pm), Oklahoma Ballroom I

3:00p-5:00p Breakout Session C: Social Media and Messaging (repeated from 4-5pm), Oklahoma Ballroom J

  • Are you Kidding?  Another Social Media Workshop?, Rick Smith, NOAA/NWS Norman, Oklahoma; Jeff Phillips, Emergency Management Coordinator, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico and Kerry Jones, NOAA/NWS Albuquerque, New Mexico

Saturday, March 5, 2011

ALL MORNING

Free Storm Observation Training in Oklahoma Ballroom E

This year’s training is being organized by Rick Smith, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the NWS Norman Forecast Office. The training is great for anyone who is a spotter, wants to become a spotter, or just wants to learn more about severe weather.  The session will focus on the challenges and dangers associated with being a storm spotter, and will provide tips and suggestions for dealing with those challenges. We’ll discuss some of the NWS products and information services that spotters should use, and some of the emerging technologies that are changing the way severe weather information is shared.

Please note: This year, pre-registration is requiredfor the Saturday morning storm observation training session.

Preliminary agenda (check back for updates):

8:00a Welcome and introductions

8:15a Where Does My Report Go? Behind the Scenes of NWS Warning Operations, Rick Smith – Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS Norman, OK

9:00a The ARRL and Skywarn, Mike Corey W5MPC – Emergency Preparedness Manager, The American Radio Relay League

9:15a BREAK

9:30a The Future of Severe Weather Information Collection, Patrick Marsh – PhD Student and NSSL Liaison to the Hazardous Weather Testbed

10:15a Safe and Accurate Reporting, Chris Novy – Weather Spotter Coordinator and Analyst for Canadian County (OK) EMA

11:30a Workshop Ends!

Hydrometeorological Prediction Center Web-Based Precipitation/Flash
Flood Services