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Each year's workshop is unique.
The 2005 workshop agenda will be updated soon.

Last year's talks are still online.

 

If you attended the 2004 workshop you

can access the 2004 talks by

contacting Linda Crank at 405-579-0771.


Agenda

Thursday, March 4, 2004

Posting of the Colors

Welcome and General Introductions

8:00 a.m.

Introductions

The Honorable Bill Nations Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 44

Joseph Schaefer, Director, Storm Prediction Center

James Kimpel, Director, National Severe Storms Laboratory

Mike Foster, Meteorologist In Charge, National Weather Service Forecast Office, Norman

Ed Mahoney, Director, NWS Warning Decision Training Branch

Richard Vogt, Acting Director, NWS Radar Operations Center

David VanNostrand, Oklahoma Emergency Management Association

National Perspective
8:30 a.m. General David L. Johnson
Director
NOAA National Weather Service
9:00 a.m. Your Local National Weather Service Office, in Partnership with the EM Community, is Saving Lives!
Bill Proenza
Director
NOAA National Weather Service Southern Region
9:30 a.m. FEMA VI
Gary Jones
Acting Director
FEMA Region VI
10:00 a.m.

Break

Sponsored by Midland Radio
10:30 a.m. Eastern Region: Leveraging Partnerships for Success...Great Stories and Future Opportunities
Dean Gulezian
Director
NOAA National Weather Service Eastern Region
11:00 a.m. Vendor Presentations
11:30 a.m. Lunch
Anticipating Hazardous Weather
1:00 p.m. The Fire Weather Program
Richard Douglas
Chief, Meteorological Services Division
NOAA National Weather Service Western Region
1:30 p.m.

Turn Around, Don't Drown Program
Kandis Boyd
Hydrologic Services Program Manager
NOAA National Weather Service Southern Region

2:00 p.m.

Hazardous Weather Outlooks
Richard Okulski
Severe Weather Program Leader
Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services
NOAA National Weather Service

2:30 p.m. Emergency Operations: Monroe County, Florida
William A. Wagner
Monroe County Emergency Management
3:00 p.m. Space Weather
Joseph Kunches
Chief, Space Weather Operations
NOAA Space Environment Center
3:30 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m.

Breakout sessions:

  • NWS/Media/EM Partner Workshop
  • StormReady Application and Information Workshop
  • Tornado Damage Surveys with Tim Marshall
  • Weather on the Web
5:00 p.m.

Breakout sessions:

  • NWS/Media/EM Partner Workshop
  • StormReady Application and Information Workshop
  • Tornado Damage Surveys with Tim Marshall
  • Weather on the Web

 

Friday, March 5, 2004

Posting of the Colors
JROTC, Midwest City High School

Tornadoes of May 2003

8:00 a.m. Overview
Joe Schaefer
NOAA Storm Prediction Center Director
8:30 a.m. NWS Central Region Review
Dennis McCarthy
Director
NOAA National Weather Service Central Region

Front Line Innovation, Information, and Services

9:00 a.m. Getting Ready for the Big One - Tornado Outbreak May 4-10, 2003
Mike Hudson
NOAA National Weather Service Forecast Office, Pleasant Hill, MO
9:20 a.m. The "5-4-3 Tornado Outbreak": A Day the Warning Process Worked!
Bruce Thomas
Meteorologist
KCTV-5 Kansas City, MO
9:40 a.m. Operational Innovations Implemented, Discovered & Stolen During the May 4th Mid South Tornado Outbreak
Scott McNeil
NOAA National Weather Service Forecast Office, Memphis, TN
10:00 a.m.

Break

Sponsored by DuPont StormRoom with Kevlar
10:30 a.m. The Honorable Brad Henry
Governor of the State of Oklahoma
11:00 a.m. The Ozark Plateau Tornado Outbreak
Steve Runnels
NOAA National Weather Service Forecast Office, Springfield, MO
11:20 a.m. Amateur Radio Services Prior To, During, and After the May 4-10 Outbreak
Jim Sellars
Southwest Missouri Regional SKYWARN Coordinator
11:40 a.m. Critical Coordination and Operations for the May 4-6, 2003 Tornado Outbreak
Rick Shanklin
NOAA National Weather Service Forecast Office, Paducah, KY
12:00 p.m. Lunch
Oklahoma City Tornadoes of May 8-9, 2003
1:00 p.m. The May 8-9, 2003 Tornadoes: National Weather Service Information and Services
Rick Smith
NOAA National Weather Service Forecast Office, Norman, Oklahoma
1:25 p.m.

Here We Go Again: Moore, Oklahoma's Response to the May 8, 2003 Tornado
Gayland Kitch
Director of Emergency Management and Communications
City of Moore, Oklahoma

1:45 p.m. Live! It's a Tornado!
Kimberly Lohman
Reporter and Weekend Morning Anchor
KOCO-TV Oklahoma City
2:10 p.m.

In the Path of Fury
William Young
Safety Director, General Motors, Oklahoma City
and
Jim Bowien
UAW Health and Safety Representative

2:40 p.m.

Warnings Received and Actions Taken - Results of a Post-Tornado Community Survey
Dawn Comstock, PhD
Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Oklahoma State Department of Health, Injury Prevention Service

3:00 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m.

Breakout sessions:

  • NWS/Media/EM Partner Workshop
  • StormReady Application and Information Workshop
  • Tornado Damage Surveys with Tim Marshall
  • Weather on the Web
4:30 p.m.

Breakout sessions:

  • NWS/Media/EM Partner Workshop
  • StormReady Application and Information Workshop
  • Tornado Damage Surveys with Tim Marshall
  • Weather on the Web
Conference Banquet (tickets must be purchased separately)
7:00 p.m. The Weather Channel Perspective on the May 2003 Tornadoes
Jim Cantore
On-Camera Meteorologist
The Weather Channel

 

 

Saturday, March 6, 2004
Note: Attendees must pay Three-Day or One-Day rate to attend Saturday morning sessions.
9:00 a.m. SPC Forecast Tools
Greg Carbin
Forecaster
NOAA Storm Prediction Center
9:30 a.m. Characterizing the Cloud-to-Ground Flashes Surrounding Lightning Casualties
Megan Lengyel
Graduate Student
OU School of Meteorology
10:00 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Mobile-Doppler-radar observations of tornadoes
Dr. Howie Bluestein
Professor of Meteorology
University of Oklahoma
11:00 a.m. I-35 Flood
Chance Hayes
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
NOAA National Weather Service Wichita Forecast Office
11:30 a.m. Lunch
Free Saturday Afternoon Spotter Training
(attendees must register)

Concurrent with Free Saturday Afternoon Spotter Training

12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Mobile Weather Technology Vehicle Display

1:00 p.m.

Radar Interpretation
Kevin Kloesel
Director of Outreach
Oklahoma Climatological Survey
and
Jim LaDue
Meteorologist
NOAA National Weather Service Warning Decision Training Branch

2:30 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m.

Advanced Storm Spotting
Rick Smith
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
NOAA National Weather Service Norman Forecast Office

5:00 p.m. Workshop Ends
5:30 p.m. Vehicle Display Ends

 

 

Updated December 30, 2004