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A national forum for emergency management and media to exchange information and techniques for public safety during severe weather.

March 4-6, 2004

National Center for Employee Development
Marriott Convention Center

2801 East State Highway 9
Norman, Oklahoma

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The National Severe Weather Workshop will feature the nationís premier severe weather experts discussing their latest research and forecasting techniques. Speakers will include forecasters and researchers from the NOAA Weather Partners in Norman: Storm Prediction Center, National Severe Storms Laboratory, Warning Decision Training Branch, Radar Operations Center and National Weather Service Norman Forecast Office.

Designed for emergency managers, storm spotters and other weather enthusiasts, the workshop offers a unique opportunity to learn about the National Weather Serviceís outlook, watch and warning process, severe weather preparedness and safety, StormReady, EMWIN, severe storm risks, lightning effects, wind damage effects and new ways to get radar data. Spotter training will be offered in conjunction with the workshop.

Sponsored by:

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • (NOAA)
    • National Weather Service (NWS)
      • National Centers for Environmental Prediction
        Storm Prediction Center
      • Southern Region Headquarters
        Norman Forecast Office
      • Central Region Headquarters
    • National Severe Storms Laboratory
  • Oklahoma Emergency Management Association
  • Central Oklahoma Chapter of the American Meteorological Society/National Weather Association


Updated December 30, 2004