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

March 1-3, 2007

National Center for Employee Development

2801 East State Highway 9
Norman , Oklahoma 73071-1104


Links to last year's presentations are available
on the 2006 NSWW webpage, at
www.norman.noaa.gov/nsww2006.

2007 Speakers and Topics:
(Subject to change)

Thursday

7:00 a.m - 8:15 a.m. -- Registration

8:15 a.m - 8:30 a.m.

  • Color Guard
  • Weather Briefing

8:30 a.m - 10:00 a.m.

  • Les Lemon, Research Associate, CIMMS/University of Oklahoma and NOAA NWS Warning Decision Training Branch:
    Severe Storm Threats and Large Event Venues
  • Dr. Pamela Heinselman, Research Scientist, CIMMS/University of Oklahoma and NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory:
    Comparison of Storm Evolution Characteristics: PAR and Conventional Radars
  • Jared L. Guyer, Forecaster, NOAA National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center:
    Cool Season Strong Tornadoes in the Southeast United States
  • James K. "Jim" Purpura, Meteorologist-in-Charge (MIC), NOAA National Weather Service Forecast Office - San Diego (CA)
    and
    Vincent (Bim) Wood, Research Scientist, NOAA OAR National Severe Storms Laboratory:
    A Warning System for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (OK WARN)

10:00 a.m - 10:30 a.m.
COFFEE BREAK -- Sponsored by:
SpectraREP

10:30 a.m - 11:30 a.m.

  • Brady Brus, Chief Meteorologist, KSBI-TV Channel 52, Oklahoma City (OK):
    Severe Weather Operations at KSBI-TV
  • Brenton MacAloney II, Meteorologist, NOAA NWS Headquarters Performance Branch:
    Verification of the Future: A Glimpse at Storm-Based Warning Verification

1:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m.

  • Dr. Russell Schneider, Science Support Branch Chief, NOAA National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center:
    National Severe Storm Environments 2004 - 2005
  • Gary England, Chief Meteorologist, KWTV News 9, Oklahoma City (OK):
    Severe Weather Operations at KWTV News 9

2:10 p.m - 3:10 p.m.

3:10 p.m - 3:30 p.m.
COFFEE BREAK -- Sponsored by:
ESi

3:30 p.m - 6:00 p.m.

  • Scenario: Day One
    The scenario role-playing session will continue on Friday afternoon

7:00 p.m - 9:00 pm

Optional:
Thursday Evening Banquet
~ separate registration required
Speaker: Douglas Forsyth,
NOAA Program Manager for the National Weather Center
The banquet will be held at the new National Weather Center building; tours of the building will be available.

The banquet is sponsored by:
The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management


Friday Session sponsored by: ATI Systems, Inc.

7:30 a.m - 8:00 a.m. -- Registration (for attendees arriving today)

8:00 a.m - 8:15 a.m.

  • Color Guard
  • Weather Briefing

8:15 a.m - 10:00 a.m.

  • Todd Chambers, Senior Forecaster, NOAA National Weather Service Forecast Office - Billings (MT):
    2006 Fires Blown Out of Control
  • Vern Preston, Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM), NOAA National Weather Service Forecast Office - Pocatello (ID):
    Tornado Coordination Efforts in a Mountainous Setting
  • Richard W. Spinrad, Assistant Administrator for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research,
    and
    John Jones, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Weather Services:
    Panel Discussion: Collaborating to Further Public Safety

10:00 a.m - 10:30 a.m.
COFFEE BREAK -- Sponsored by:
Vaisala, Inc.

10:30 a.m - 11:30 a.m.

  • Rick Mitchell, Chief Meteorologist, KOCO-TV Channel 5, Oklahoma City (OK):
    Preparing for Severe Weather at KOCO-TV
  • Kim Runk, Meteorologist-in-Charge (MIC), NOAA National Weather Service Forecast Office - Las Vegas (NV):
    A Splitting Supercell in the Mojave Desert

1:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m.

  • Derek Arndt, Assistant State Climatologist, Oklahoma Climatological Survey:
    Oklahoma Winter Weather Climatology
  • Mike Morgan, Chief Meteorologist, KFOR-TV Channel 4, Oklahoma City (OK)
    and
    David Payne, Meteorologist, KFOR-TV Channel 4, Oklahoma City (OK):
    Severe Weather Operations at KFOR-TV

2:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m.

3:30 p.m - 6:00 p.m.


Saturday morning

8:00 a.m - 8:15 a.m.

  • Color Guard
  • Weather Briefing

8:15 a.m - 10:00 a.m.

  • Jason Jordan, General Forecaster, NOAA National Weather Service Forecast Office - Amarillo (TX):
    Fire in the Plains: Lessons Learned from the 2006 Texas Panhandle Wildfires
  • Bill Sjoberg, Senior Systems Engineer, HQ National Weather Service Office of Science & Technology (OST):
    Satellites and Severe Weather
  • Rick McCoy, Director of Emergency Management, Van Wert County (OH):
    Post Van Wert 2002 F4 Tornado

10:00 a.m - 10:30 a.m.
COFFEE BREAK -- Sponsored by:
Midland Radio

10:30 a.m - 11:30 a.m.

  • Scott Padgett, Chief Meteorologist, KOKH-TV Channel 25, Oklahoma City (OK):
    Severe Weather Operations at FOX 25
  • Jonathan Howell, Forecaster, NOAA National Weather Service Forecast Office - Memphis (TN):
    A Case Study of the April 2, 2006, Killer Tornado Outbreak in the Memphis County Warning Area

Saturday afternoon

1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (free training session)

  • Storm Observation Training

 

Agenda subject to change.


Updated February 23, 2007

 Conference organizers