Preliminary Agenda*

National Tornado Summit, February 10-11, 2014

National Severe Weather Workshop

* Updated September, 27, 2013 and subject to change.

The following 7 breakout sessions will be conducted as part of the National Severe Weather Workshop at the 2014 National Tornado Summit. Each breakout session will be approximately 45 minutes in length.

#1) A Review of U.S. Severe Weather in 2013
Greg Carbin, J. Guyer, R. Schneider
Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NOAA/NWS Storm Prediction Center

#2) Communications Challenges During the May 2013 Tornadoes in Oklahoma
John Ferree, J. Bunting, L. Henderson
NWS Severe Storms Program Leader, NOAA/NWS Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services

#3) Circumstances Surrounding Deaths and Injuries in the 2013 Oklahoma Tornadoes
Sheryll Brown
Injury Prevention Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health

#4) An Update on Tornado Safety in Schools
Rick Smith, H. Brooks
Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NOAA/NWS Norman/Oklahoma City

#5) The Enhanced Fujita Scale for Tornado Intensity: Status on Improvements
James LaDue, B. MacAloney
NWS Warning Decision Training Branch, NOAA/ NWS Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services

#6) Improving Financial Loss Estimates in Disasters
Jeffery Adkins
Coastal Management Services Division, NOAA/National Ocean Service

#7) The NWS Next-Generation Warning Concept: FACETS
Lans Rothfusz
Deputy Division Chief, NOAA/OAR/National Severe Storms Laboratory