Ohio Severe Weather Symposium/Spotter Seminar April 7-8

Feb 20, 2005
Lincoln, NE
10th Annual Ohio Severe Weather Symposium (April 7, 2006) and 2006 Advanced Severe Weather Spotter Seminar (April 8, 2006)

2006 Ohio Severe Weather Symposium
Friday, April 7, 2006 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fawcett Center Auditorium, 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH

Featured speakers: Dr. Charles Doswell and Roger Edwards

The Tenth Annual Ohio State University Severe Weather Symposium will be held on Friday, April 7, 2006 at the Fawcett Center on the campus of the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. At the symposium we will have a variety of speakers that deal with various aspects of meteorology, especially those related severe weather. The symposium is hosted by the OSU Meteorology Club.

The symposium is open to all who would like to attend. Admission is FREE!

Sponsors include the Wilmington, OH National Weather Service Forecast Office, Ohio River Forecast Center, and the Ohio State Department of Geography. For more information about the event including directions, please visit twister.sbs.ohio-state.edu and click the Symposium banner.

7:30 - 8:30 AM Sign In/Coffee

8:30 - 8:40 AM Ashley Jones — OSU Meteorology Club President
Dr. Morton O'Kelly — Chair, Department of Geography, The Ohio State University
Dr. Jay Hobgood — Director of Atmospheric Sciences, The Ohio State University

8:40 - 8:50 AM Ten Years of the Ohio Severe Weather Symposium
Mike Ryan — Chairperson, Ohio Severe Weather Symposium; Meteorologist, NWSFO Wilmington, OH
Robin Gerhardt — Chairperson, Ohio Severe Weather Symposium; Meteorologist, NWSFO Wilmington, OH

8:50 - 9:30 AM To Be Announced

9:30 - 10:00 AM Topic to be determined
Ben Gelber — Meteorologist, WCMH Columbus, OH

10:00 - 10:10 AM Morning Break

10:10 - 10:50 AM "The Blizzard of '77: Recipe for a Weather Catastrophe"
Tom Niziol — Meteorologist-In-Charge, NWSFO Buffalo, NY

10:50 - 11:30 AM Hurricane Katrina: Title To Be Announced
Stacy Stewart — Hurricane Specialist and Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Hurricane Center, Miami, FL

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Lunch Break/Department Tours

12:45 - 1:30 PM "Field Research and Changing Ideas about Tornado Safety and Hurricane Evacuation"
Dr. Tom Schmidlin — Chair, Department of Geography, Kent State University

1:30 - 2:15 PM "The 2 AM Tornado: November 6, 2005"
Rick Shanklin — Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWSFO Paducah, KY

2:15 - 2:30 PM Afternoon Break

2:30 - 3:15 PM "Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Large-Event Venues"
Roger Edwards — Meteorologist, Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK

3:15 - 4:00 PM "The Tri-State Tornado of 18 March 1925 Reanalysis Project: Preliminary Results"
Dr. Charles Doswell III — Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

We ask that you please RSVP for the Symposium by sending an email to [email protected] with your name, affiliation, and contact info.

2006 Advanced Severe Weather Spotter Seminar (presented by the Central Ohio Severe Weather Network)
Saturday, April 8, 2006 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fawcett Center Auditorium, 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH

Featured presenters: Dr. Charles Doswell, Roger Edwards, Rick Shanklin

Please visit www.severe-weather.org and click the Spotter Seminar banner for information about this event and to register. Advanced orders on tickets cost $7.00 apiece.

830 – 835 Opening Statement
835 – 905 Severe Weather History of Ohio Valley
905 – 950 Rick Shanklin, 2 am Evansville Tornado
950 – 1005 Break
1005 – 1135 Advanced Spotter Talk
1135 – 1150 The Role of the Spotter With Regards to
Warning Operations
1150 – 130 Lunch
130 – 215 Dr. Charles Doswell, Storm Spotting:
Some Personal Thoughts…
215 - 300 Roger Edwards, Safe Spotting in Low
Visibility Environments…
300 – 315 Break
315 – 400 Panel Discussion, Closing Statement

Please join us for the OSU Weather Weekend April 7 and 8. Hope to see you there!

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