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1 The Past Nine Years of the Severe Weather Symposiums

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3 First Annual Severe Weather Symposium April 11,1997 Chairman: Jeff Dobur Brad Panovich Opening Remarks: Dr. E. Gordon Gee, President of The Ohio State University Dr. Lawrence A. Brown, Chair of the Dept of Geography Dr. Jay Hobgood, Director of Atmospheric Sciences Program Speakers: John Distefano Science Operations Officer National Weather Service Forecast Office Wilmington OH Julie Dian Service Hydrologist National Weather Service Forecast Office Wilmington OH

4 First Annual Severe Weather Symposium April 11,1997 J.R. Thomas Director Franklin County, Ohio Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Fred Huestis Catastrophe Coordinator Nationwide Insurance Lt. Col. David Smarsh Wright Patterson Air Force Base Dr. Thomas Schmidlin Chair Dept of Geography –Kent State University

5 2 nd Annual Severe Weather Symposium April, 1998 Chairman: Jeff Dobur Brad Panovich Head Coordinator: Mike Ryan Conference Technician: Jens Blegvad Mike Dunlap Coordinators: Bethany Pulsifer Suzanne Cribb Monica Spinnenweber Opening Remarks: Dr. Lawrence Brown, Chairman of the Geography Dept Jay Hobgood, Director, Atmospheric Sciences Program

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7 2 nd Annual Severe Weather Symposium April, 1998 Speakers: Keith Bedford, Chair,Dept of Civil Engineering,Ohio State University Suzy Davidson, Greg Tune, Red Cross Mike Bettes Broadcast Meteorologist WSYX-TV Channel 6 Mike Davis Broadcast Meteorologist WBNS-10TV Ben Gelber Broadcast Meteorologist WCMH-NBC4

8 2 nd Annual Severe Weather Symposium April, 1998 Ken Haydu Meteorologist In Charge National Weather Service Wilmington OH Bill Comeaux Meteorologist In Charge National Weather Service Cleveland OH Mike Sabones Meteorologist In Charge National Weather Service North Webster, IN

9 2 nd Annual Severe Weather Symposium April, 1998 Herbert Stein Professional Storm Chaser / Researcher University Of Oklahoma Dan McCarthy Warning Coordination Meteorologist Storm Prediction Center – National Weather Service Norman OK

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11 3 rd Annual Severe Weather Symposium April 30 th, 1999 Welcome and Introductions Mike Ryan Head Coordinator, Ohio Severe Weather Symposium Dr. Lawrence A. Brown Chairperson, Department of Geography Ohio State University Dr. Jay Hobgood Director, Atmospheric Sciences Program Ohio State University Robin Belton President, Ohio State Meteorology Club Speakers: Dr. David Bromwich Associate Professor, Department of Geography Ohio State University "Real-Time Numerical Weather Prediction for Ohio using the PSU/NCAR Mesoscale Model Version 5"

12 3 rd Annual Severe Weather Symposium April 30 th, 1999 Dr. Harold Brooks Head, Mesoscale Applications Group National Severe Storms Laboratory Norman, OK "Issues in the Climatology of Tornadoes“ Robert Stewart Former City Manager Xenia, OH "The Tornado at Xenia: The Aftermath and Steps Taken Towards Rebuilding“ John DiStefano & Greg Tipton Science Operations Officer/Lead Forecaster Wilmington, OH NWSFO "A Case Study of the April 9, 1999 Southwest Ohio F-4 Tornado"

13 3 rd Annual Severe Weather Symposium April 30 th, 1999 Steve Horstmeyer Meteorologist, WKRC-TV Channel 12 Cincinnati, OH “The April 9, 1999 Southwest Ohio Tornado“ Dan McCarthy Mesometeorologist Storm Prediction Center Norman, OK "A New Look at the Super Outbreak of 1974 Using Today's Models“ Dr. Greg Forbes Associate Professor, Department of Meteorology Pennsylvania State University State College, PA "The 1974 Super Outbreak in Retrospect"

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15 4 th Annual Severe Weather Symposium April 30 th, 1999 Welcome and Introductions Robin Belton Head Coordinator, Ohio Severe Weather Symposium Dr. Lawrence A. Brown Chairperson, Department of Geography Ohio State University Dr. Jay Hobgood Director, Atmospheric Sciences Program Ohio State University

16 4 th Annual Severe Weather Symposium April 30 th, 1999 Speakers Dr. W. Steven Lewellen Dr. David Lewellen West Virginia University Morgantown, WV "Modeling the Strongest Winds in a Tornado“ Christopher C. Hennon Graduate Student/ASP Webmaster, Ohio State University Columbus, OH "Using the OSU Weather Website for Severe Weather Monitoring and Forecasting" Melissa Barrington Meteorologist, The Weather Channel Atlanta, GA "Severe Weather Operations at the Weather Channel"

17 4 th Annual Severe Weather Symposium April 30 th, 1999 Bob Davis Meteorologist, National Weather Service Moon Township (Pittsburgh), PA "The Ohio Floods of June 1998: An AMBER Perspective“ Joe Heim Ohio River Forecast Center Wilmington, OH "Ohio River Forecast Center Operations“ Dan McCarthy Storm Prediction Center Norman, OK "What was learned from the May 3rd Tornado Outbreak" "What's new at the Storm Prediction Center"

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19 4 th Annual Severe Weather Symposium April 30 th, 1999 Dr. Hugh Willoughby Director, Hurricane Research Division NOAA/AOML Miami, FL "Hurricanes in the Millennium: Getting Ready for the Big One"

20 5 th Annual Severe Weather Symposium April 27 th, 2001 Welcome and Introductions Greg Elsaesser CO-Head coordinator, Ohio Severe Weather Symposium Dr. Lawrence A. Brown Chairperson, Department of Geography Ohio State University Dr. Jay Hobgood Director, Atmospheric Sciences Program Ohio State University John Distefano/NWSFO Wilmington, Ohio Science and Operations Officer Xenia Tornado: "Some Perspective on the Severe Weather Episode over Southwest Ohio on 20 September 2000"

21 5 th Annual Severe Weather Symposium April 27 th, 2001 Speakers John Distefano/NWSFO Wilmington, Ohio Science and Operations Officer Xenia Tornado: "Some Perspective on the Severe Weather Episode over Southwest Ohio on 20 September 2000“ Tech Sgt. Chris Comte and Tech Sgt. Scott Thompson Wright-Patterson AFB "The 2000 Xenia Tornado: A Close-up Perspective Dr.Jeffrey C. Rogers Professor of Geography Ohio State University "Wintertime Flooding in the Ohio River Valley: Atmospheric Controls from the Pacific“

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23 5 th Annual Severe Weather Symposium April 27 th, 2001 Dale W. Shipley Executive Director of the Ohio Emergency Management Agency "How Ohio EMA responds to a severe weather event“ John Montgomery Central Ohio Severe Weather Network "The Role of Amateur Radio During Severe Weather" Dr.Harold Brooks Head, Mesoscale Applications Group, Forecast Research and Development Division National Severe Storms Laboratory "A Historical Look at Tornadoes: Deaths and Damage“ Rod Scofield Senior Research Meteorologist Hydrology Team of the NOAA/NESDIS/Atmospheric Research & Applications Division (ARAD) "Satellite Characteristics of Flash Flood producing thunderstorms over the Ohio Valley and Surrounding Area"

24 6 th Annual Severe Weather Symposium April 26 th, 2002 Introductions Jennifer Hogan - Morning Facilitator Opening Remarks and Introductions Jeff Dobur - Conference Co-Chairman, NWS Co-Sponsor Dr. Jay Hobgood - Director, Atmospheric Sciences Program Dr. Lawrence Brown - Dept Chair, Department of Geography

25 6 th Annual Severe Weather Symposium April 26 th, 2002 Speakers Thomas Niziol Science Operations Officer - NWSWFO Buffalo, New York "A Review of Operational Forecasting for Lake Effect Snow" Jeff Halverson NASA / Goddard Space Center “NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission: Four Years of Exciting Science Exploring Rain Processes, Lightning and Hurricanes" 1stLt Stephen Early 88 WS/WES Wright-Patterson AFB Pete Manousos Science Operations Officer - Hydrologic Prediction Center (HPC) - Silver Springs, MD "Overview of the Hydrologic Prediction Center"

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27 6 th Annual Severe Weather Symposium April 26 th, 2002 Dan McCarthy Warning Coordination Meteorologist - Storm Prediction Center – Norman "Tornado Trends Across the United States “ Dr. Scott Sheridan Assistant Professor - Kent State University "Understanding, forecasting, and mitigating heat-related mortality“ Brad Grant Meteorologist Instructor - WSR-88D Radar Warning Decision Training Branch - Norman, OK "Warning Decision Making : Issues and Training"

28 7 th Annual Severe Weather Symposium April 25 th, 2003 Introductions Zack Schmiesing - President, The Ohio State University Meteorology Club Dr. Jay Hobgood - Director, Atmospheric Sciences Program Mike Ryan - Chairperson, Ohio Severe Weather Symposium

29 7 th Annual Severe Weather Symposium April 25 th, 2003 Speakers Dr. E. Philip Krider -Professor of Meteorology, University of Arizona “Lightning” Tom Adams -Development and Operations Hydrologist (DOH), Ohio River Forecaset Center, Wilmington, Ohio "Ohio River Forecast Center Implementation of the NWS Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Services“ John Franks -Forecaster - NWSFO Wilmington, Ohio “The Expansion of the Fire Weather Program at NWSFO Wilmington"

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31 7 th Annual Severe Weather Symposium April 25 th, 2003 Tom Niziol -Science Operations Officer - NWSFO Buffalo, New York "Satellite- Derived Great Lakes Sea Surface Temperatures and the Impact on Model Simulations of Lake Effect Snow“ Dr. Harold Brooks -National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, Oklahoma "Estimating Severe Thunderstorm Climatology Around the World“ Jeffrey Logsdon -Science Operations Officer - NWSFO Northern Indiana "The 10 November 2002 F4 Tornado in Van Wert, Ohio" Dan McCarthy -Warning Coordination Meteorologist - Storm Prediction Center - Norman, Oklahoma November 10 Severe Thunderstorm/Tornado Outbreak

32 8 th Annual Severe Weather Symposium May 7 th, 2004 Kristen Mills - OSU Meteorology Club President Dr. Morton O'Kelly - Chair, OSU Dept of Geography Mike Ryan - Chair, Severe Weather Symposium

33 8 th Annual Severe Weather Symposium May 7 th, 2004 Speakers: Jim Kosarik - "Lead Forecaster" - NWSFO Cleveland, OH Chris Mello - "Information Technology Officer" - NWSFO Cleveland, OH "Utilization of the Cleveland NWS Workstation ETA Model and Lake Effect Snow" Jeff Dobur - NWSFO Peachtree City, GA "Model-Derived Precipitation Efficiency: An Operational Forecast Tool“ Dr. Carolyn Merry - "The Department of Civil Engineering" -The Ohio State University "Uses of Remote Sensing in Meteorology“

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35 8 th Annual Severe Weather Symposium May 7 th, 2004 Tom Johnstone - "Information Technology Officer" - NWSFO Wilmington, OH "Implementation of the Ohio Valley Mesonet“ Dongjun Seo - "Office of Hydrologic Development" - NWS Headquarters "Quantitative Precipitation Estimation Using WSR-88D: The Hydrologic Story“ Dan McCarthy - "Warning Coordination Meteorologist" - Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK) "May 2003 Series of Outbreaks: Comparisons to Climatological Trends"

36 9 th Annual Severe Weather Symposium April 15 th, 2005 Welcome/Introductions: Jeremy Bower - OSU Meteorology Club Dr. Jay Hobgood - Director of Atmospheric Sciences at OSU Dr. Morton O'Kelly - Chair, Department of Geography

37 9 th Annual Severe Weather Symposium April 15 th, 2005 Speakers Robin Gerhardt - "Meteorologist" - NWSFO Wilmington, OH “An Examination of the January 2005 Flooding Across the NWS Wilmington, Ohio Hydrological Service Area“ Joe Heim - Ohio River Forecast Center - Wilmington, OH "Operational Quantitative Precipitation Estimation Bias in the OHRFC Region“ Rick McCoy - Emergency Managment Director - Van Wert County, Ohio "A Community Prepared, the Van Wert, Ohio Tornado“ Harold Brooks - Head of Mesoscale Applications Group - National Severe Storms Laboratory “Climatological Aspects Of Convective Parameters From The NCAR/NCEP Reanalysis”

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39 9 th Annual Severe Weather Symposium April 15 th, 2005 Dr. Louis Uccellini - Director of National Centers for Environmental Prediction “NCEP Update“ Dan McCarthy - Warning Coordination Meteorologist - Storm Prediction Center “40th Anniversary of the Palm Sunday Tornado Outbreak and How It Changed Tornado Preparedness” Dr. Josh Worman - Center for Severe Weather Research “DOW observations of Tornadoes, Hurricanes and Fires"

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