2018 Minnesota Severe Storms Conference, Saturday, April 7, 2018, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis Campus

Organized by

John Wetter, K0WDJ
President
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Sponsored by









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Bad Weather Brewery

 

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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. Verification Statistics for Five Years of Tornadoes 2013-2017
Jacob Beitlich, Lead Forecaster, NWS Chanhassen, MN  
9:40 a.m. Multiple-Doppler Analysis of Severe Storms on 10 May 2016 Utilizing Open Source Software
Tom Hultquist, Science & Operations Officer, NWS Chanhassen, MN
10:15 a.m. MORNING COFFEE BREAK
Sponsored by Metro Skywarn
10:40 a.m. 20th Anniversary of the Comfrey-St. Peter Tornadoes of 29 March 1998
Dan Miller, Science & Operations Officer, NWS Duluth, MN
Todd Krause, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS Chanhassen, MN
11:25 a.m. A Drought in Minnesota's Major Tornadoes?
Dr. Kenny Blumenfeld, Senior Climatologist, Minnesota State Climatology Office, St. Paul, MN
12:00 p.m. BREAK FOR LUNCH
Pre-ordered lunch in dining area, lunch on your own
1:00 p.m. Keynote - Field Tactics for Practical Storm Spotting
Skip Talbot, Storm Chaser & Software Developer, Champaign, IL
2:30 p.m.

AFTERNOON SNACK BREAK
Sponsored by AllisonHouse

2:55 p.m.

The 16 May 2017 Northwest Wisconsin Long-Track Tornado
Mike Griesinger, Lead Forecaster, NWS Chanhassen, MN

3:30 p.m. Getting the Best Storm Shots in the Most Challenging Situations
 Jennifer Brindley, Owner, Jennifer Brindley Portrait, Milwaukee, WI
4:15 p.m. Panel Discussion - Severe Weather, Skywarn Operations, Media & Response
Speakers Panel- All speakers available for questions and discussion
4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks & Door Prizes
John Wetter, Minnesota Severe Storms Conference
5:00 p.m. Conference ends
5:30 p.m. After Party at Bad Weather Brewing

 

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