2019 Minnesota Severe Storms Conference, Saturday, April 27, 2019, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis Campus

Organized by

John Wetter, K0WDJ
President
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Agenda

Agenda is preliminary and subject to change

  No admittance prior to 8:00 a.m. The lobby will not open until 8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. Doors open, Conference Check-in 
Vendor booths open
  MORNING REFRESHMENTS
9:00 a.m. Conference Welcome & Announcements
John Wetter, MN Severe Storms Conference
9:05 a.m. The Great EF-3 Tornado Drought of 2011-2018
Dr. Kenny Blumenfeld, Senior Climatologist, Minnesota State Climatology Office, St. Paul, MN 
9:35 a.m. The September 20, 2018 Severe Weather Event: Conditions, Forecast, and Impacts
Mike Griesinger, Lead Forecaster, NWS Chanhassen, MN
10:05 a.m. MORNING COFFEE BREAK
Sponsored by Metro Skywarn
10:30 a.m. The September 20, 2018 Minnesota Tornado Outbreak: A Storm Chasers Perspective
Brad Nelson, Storm Chaser & Meteorologist, DTN, Burnsville, MN
11:00 a.m. The September 20, 2018 Severe Weather Event: Tornado Damage Survey
Todd Krause, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS Chanhassen, MN
11:30 a.m. The September 20, 2018 Severe Weather Event: Covering the Event Impacts on the Ground & In The Air
Lisa Meadows, Meteorologist, WCCO-TV, Minneapolis, MN
12:00 p.m. BREAK FOR LUNCH
Pre-ordered lunch in dining area, lunch on your own
WCCO-TV Mobile Weather Lab Available to tour
1:15 p.m. Keynote - Confirming Bottom Up Tornadogenesis in the 31 May 2013 El Reno Tornado
Dr. Jana Houser, Assistant Professor of Meteorology, Ohio University, Athens, OH
2:30 p.m.

AFTERNOON SNACK BREAK
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2:55 p.m.

20th Anniversary: The July 4, 1999 Boundary Waters Canoe Area Blowdown
Dan Miller, Science & Operations Officer, NWS Duluth, MN

3:30 p.m. 50th Anniversary: The August 6, 1969 "Northwoods" Tornado Outbreak
 Dan Miller, Science & Operations Officer, NWS Duluth, MN
4:05 p.m. Panel Discussion - Severe Weather, Skywarn Operations, Media & Response
Speakers Panel- All speakers available for questions and discussion
4:35 p.m. Closing Remarks & Door Prizes
John Wetter, Minnesota Severe Storms Conference
5:00 p.m. Conference ends

 

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