2013-Agenda

2013 National Severe Weather Workshop at the National Tornado Summit

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Weather Fair: Our Weather, Your Life – an interactive trade show to educate and inform the public about protecting their family and property in the wake of severe weather.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Breakout Session 1: 940-1025 am (45 minutes)

10 minute NWS Teaser – National Weather Service – What we do from a national headquarters Weather Ready Nation perspective!
John Ferree, National Weather Service Severe Storms Program Leader

Feature Presentation: Tornadoes and Twitter: How Social Media is Helping us Understand Response to Severe Weather (To be repeated in other breakout sessions on Monday.)
Drs. Carol L Silva and Joe Ripberger
Director, Center for Risk and Crisis Management
Associate Professor, Political Science
Associate Director, Center for Applied Social Research

Breakout Session 2: 1045-1130 am (45 minutes)

10 minute NWS Teaser – National Weather Service National Operations Centers – What we do from a national operational perspective from hurricanes to tornadoes and solar storms, this briefing will outline the big picture perspective.
Greg Carbin, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK

Feature Presentation: Social and Behavioral Influences on Weather-Driven Decisions
Dr. Burrell E. Montz, Professor and Chair, Geography Department, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Breakout Session 3: 210-310 pm (1 hour)

10 minute NWS Teaser – National Weather Service – What we do in your community.
Rick Smith, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, Norman/Oklahoma City NWS Forecast Office

The EF-Scale Forum and Panel Discussion: The How and Why of Rating Tornadoes
Jim LaDue, NOAA/NWS, Don Burgess, OU/CIMM/NSSL, Roger Edwards, NOAA/NWS/SPC

Breakout Session 4: 345 pm)

Tours of the National Weather Center in Norman, OK

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Breakout Session 5: 945-1030 am (45 minutes)

10 minute overview of today’s National Severe Weather Workshop Breakout Sessions and/or weather briefing
Jared Guyer, Meteorologist, National Weather Service, Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK

Feature Presentation: An Analysis of Emergency Management Response: The Feb. 29, 2012 EF-4 Harrisburg Tornado
Dr. Jack L. Rozdilsky, Assistant Professor, Emergency Management Program, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

Breakout Session 6: 1100-1145 am (45 minutes)

Feature Presentation: A Review of Significant Weather Events Occurring in 2012
Greg Carbin, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service, Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK

Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Director, National Weather Service (TBA)

Breakout Session 7: 115-145 pm (30 minutes)

Feature Presentation: A look at NWS/SPC forecast capabilities and the future.
Dr. Russell Schneider, Director, National Weather Service, Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK

Conference closes between 2 and 3 pm, Tuesday, March 12, 2013