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Title: 9th Annual Ohio Severe Weather Symposium April 15, 2005


1
9th Annual Ohio Severe Weather SymposiumApril
15, 2005
2
Morning Introductions
  • 730 a.m. - 800 a.m. check-in/coffee
  • Morning Facilitator Jeremy Bower
  • 800 a.m. - 815 a.m. Introductions
  • OSU Meteorology Club President - Jeremy Bower
  • Director of Atmospheric Science Department -
    Dr. Jay Hobgood
  • Department of Geography Chair - Dr. Morton
    OKelly

3
Dr. Morton OKelly
  • Chair of Department of Geography at Ohio State

4
Dr. Jay Hobgood
  • Director of Ohio State Atmospheric Science
    Department

5

Jeremy Bower President of Ohio
State Meteorology Club
Co-Coordinator of this years Ohio Severe
Weather Symposium
Photo taken on June 24, 2003 near Centerville,
South Dakota
6
Morning Schedule
  • 815 a.m. - 850 a.m. Robin Belton-Gerhardt
    (Wilmington, OH NWSFO)
  • An Examination of the January 2005 Flooding
    Across the NWS Wilmington, Ohio Hydrological
    Service Area"
  • 850 a.m. - 925 a.m. Tom Adams (Development
    and Operations Hydrologist, Ohio River Forecast
    Center)
  • "Operational Quantitative Precipitation
    Estimation Bias in the OHRFC Region"
  • 925 a.m. - 935 a.m. break
  • 935 a.m. - 1010 a.m. Rick McCoy (Director of
    Emergency Management, Van Wert County, OH)
  • "A Community Prepared, the Van Wert, Ohio
    Tornado"
  • 1010 a.m. - 1050 a.m. Harold Brooks
    (National Severe Storms Laboratory)
  • Climatological Aspects Of Convective Parameters
    From The NCAR/NCEP Reanalysis
  • 1050 a.m. - 1100 a.m. Discussion of afternoon
    events

7
Lunch and Forecast School
  • 1100 a.m. - 100 p.m. lunch/Department Tours
  • 1200 p.m. - 1245 p.m. Tim Vasquez (Weather
    Graphics) FORECAST SCHOOL

8
Afternoon Introductions
  • Afternoon Facilitator Sara Young
  • 100 p.m. - 110 p.m. afternoon introductions
  • Wilmington NWS meteorologist/Co-Coordinator -
    Mike Ryan
  • OSU Meteorology Club Vice President - Sara Young
  • 110 p.m. - 115 p.m. Ken Haydu (Meteorologist
    in Charge, Wilmington, OH NWSFO) - introduction
    of Dr. Uccellini

9
Afternoon Schedule
  • 115 p.m. - 200 p.m. Dr. Louis Uccellini
    (Director, National Centers for Environmental
    Prediction)
  • NCEP Update
  • 200 p.m. - 245 p.m. Dan McCarthy (Warning
    Coordination Meteorologist, Storm Prediction
    Center)
  • 40th Anniversary of the Palm Sunday Tornado
    Outbreak and How It Changed Tornado Preparedness
  • 245 p.m. - 300 p.m. break
  • 300 p.m. - 345 p.m. Dr. Josh Wurman (Center
    for Severe Weather Research)
  • DOW observations of Tornadoes, Hurricanes and
    Fires"
  • 345 p.m. - 400 p.m. closing QA

10
Robin Belton-Gerhardt
  • Obtained a B.S. in Geography with an emphasis
    in Atmospheric Science from the Ohio State
    University in 2000.
  • In 2002, she completed her M.S. in
    Atmospheric Science from the Ohio State
    University.
  • While at Ohio State, she was president of the
    Meteorology Club and a student coordinator for
    the Ohio Severe Weather Symposium. She remains
    active in the event as it continues to grow.
  • She became involved with the National Weather
    Service in the summer of 1999 as a student
    volunteer. She was promoted to a student trainee
    meteorologist in 2001 and became a full time
    meteorologist in 2002.

11
An Examination of the January 2005 Flooding
Across the NWS Wilmington, Ohio Hydrological
Service Area
Robin
Belton-Gerhardt
Meteorologist Wilmington, Ohio
National Weather Service Forecast Office
Photo reference http//www.urbanohio.com/forum2/i
ndex.php?topic2016.0
12
Tom Adams
  • Office of Hydrology, Hydrologic Research Lab.
    Development Operations Hydrologist (DOH), OHRFC
    1994-present.
  • Previously, Environmental Engineer, North
    Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources, Groundwater
    Section, Hydraulic Engineer, Susquehanna River
    Basin Commission, and Project Engineer, with an
    engineering consulting firm.
  • Undergraduate degree in Philosophy, with Geology
    minor
  • Master's degree in Civil Engineering (Water
    Resources) - from Virginia Tech.
  • Additionally, working on research to complete PhD
    requirements at Virginia Tech.
  • Also attended the Univ. of Virginia Department of
    Environmental Sciences (Hydrology).

13
Operational Quantitative Precipitation
Estimation Bias in the OHRFC Region
Tom Adams
Development and Operations Hydrologist
Ohio River Forecast Center
Image taken from Wilmington OH radar on April 7,
2005 at 337 p.m. EDT
14
Morning break 10 minutes
15
Rick McCoy
  • Director of the Van Wert County Office of
    Homeland Security Emergency Management for the
    past 14 1/2 years. He was a Deputy Sheriff in the
    County from 1980 thru 1990.
  • Developed the Storm Ready Program in Van Wert
    County and received Storm Ready Certification in
    January, 2002. On November 10, 2002 a devastating
    F-4 Tornado ravaged the county and he was
    credited for saving hundreds of lives through his
    program. Because of his actions, he was the first
    person in the US to receive the National Storm
    Ready Hero's Award from NOAA. He was also awarded
    the NOAA Weather All Hazards Radio Mark Trail
    Award in Washington D.C.
  • Rick has a meteorological background with
    Mississippi State University and also worked
    part-time for the CBS affiliate in Fort Wayne,
    Indiana as a weekend weather personality from
    1995 thru 2000.
  • He created and chaired a task force in the early
    1990's which was successful in acquiring an
    additional Weather Service Office and NEXRAD
    Doppler placed in North Webster, Indiana. He also
    created and chaired a National Emergency
    Management Council for the 50 States in 1997
    which lobbied in Washington DC and was successful
    in getting a hiring freeze lifted, kept the
    Sourthern Region Weather Service Office open,
    plus they got the Modernization of the National
    Weather Service back on schedule.

16
A Community Prepared, the Van Wert, Ohio Tornado

Rick McCoy Director of Emergency Management,
Van Wert County, Ohio
Image taken from http//www.crh.noaa.gov/iwx/
17
Dr. Harold Brooks
  • Research meteorologist and Head of the Mesoscale
    Applications Group at the National Severe Storms
    Laboratory (NSSL) in Norman, Oklahoma. He has a
    Ph.D. from the University of Illinois and a M.A.
    from Columbia University.
  • After graduating from Illinois, he was a National
    Research Council Research Associate at NSSL and
    joined the permanent staff there in 1992. During
    his career, his work has focused on why, when,
    and where severe thunderstorms occur and what
    their effects are, and on how to evaluate weather
    forecasts.
  • He has given numerous public and scientific
    lectures and been an author on over 120 formal
    and informal scientific papers. He has been an
    invited speaker on severe thunderstorms at
    scientific meetings on five continents.
  • In 2002, he received the United States Department
    of Commerces Silver Medal for his work on the
    distribution of severe thunderstorms in the
    United States.
  • Currently, he is Co-Chief Editor of the American
    Meteorological Societys journal, Weather and
    Forecasting, and is a member of the World
    Meteorological Organizations Joint Working Group
    on Verification.

18
Climatological Aspects Of Convective Parameters
From The NCAR/NCEP Reanalysis
Dr. Harold Brooks
Head of the Mesoscale Applications Group
National Severe Storms Laboratory
Photo courtesy of http//www.ucar.edu/research/sto
rms/lightning.shtml
19
Discussion of Afternoon Events
  • 1100 a.m. - 100 p.m. lunch/Department Tours
  • 1200 p.m. - 1245 p.m. Tim Vasquez (Weather
    Graphics) FORECAST SCHOOL
  • Meteorological Training Course for Effective
    Weather Forecasting
  • 115 p.m. - 200 p.m. Dr. Louis Uccellini
    (Director, National Centers for Environmental
    Prediction)
  • NCEP Update
  • 200 p.m. - 245 p.m. Dan McCarthy (Warning
    Coordination Meteorologist, Storm Prediction
    Center)
  • 40th Anniversary of the Palm Sunday Tornado
    Outbreak and How It Changed Tornado Preparedness
  • 300 p.m. - 345 p.m. Dr. Josh Wurman (Center
    for Severe Weather Research)
  • DOW observations of Tornadoes, Hurricanes and
    Fires

20
Forecast School
  • The meteorological training course will begin
    here in the Auditorium at approximately Noon
  • Will last about 45 minutes
  • Make sure to check out Tims vendor table outside
    the Auditorium before and after the program

21
Tim Vasquez
  • Served as an Air Force meteorologist between
    1989 and 1998, forecasting in Nevada, Texas,
    England, Africa, and Korea.
  • He began storm chasing in 1987, developed the
    Weathergraphix and Digital Atmosphere software
    packages several years later, and went on to
    write several book titles including Storm Chasing
    Handbook and Weather Forecasting Handbook.
  • From 1999 to 2004 he operated the Chase
    Hotline, analyzing Great Plains weather on a
    daily basis and providing target and nowcast
    services for up to 60 customers per day.

22
Forecast School
Tim Vasquez
23
Michael Ryan
  • Co-Chair of the Ohio Severe Weather Symposium

24
Sara Young
  • Meteorology Club Vice-President

25
Kenneth Haydu


Meteorologist -
In - Charge Wilmington Ohio National Weather
Service Forecast Office
26
Dr. Louis Uccellini
  • Director of the National Weather Service,
    National Centers for Environmental Prediction
    (NCEP).
  • Responsible for directing and planning the
    science, technology and operations related to
    NCEP's Central Operations and Environmental
    Modeling Center as well as seven national centers
    that forecast specific weather phenomena. These
    centers include the National Hurricane Center
    (Miami, FL), Storm Prediction Center (Norman,
    OK), Space Environment Center (Boulder, CO),
    Ocean Prediction Center, Hydrometeorological
    Prediction Centers, Climate Prediction Center and
    Aviation Weather Center (Kansas City, MO).
  • Director of the NWS Office of Meteorology from
    1994 to 1999 Chief of the NWS Meteorological
    Operations Division from 1989 to 1994 and
    Section Head for the Mesoscale Analysis and
    Modeling Section in the Goddard Space Flight
    Center's Laboratory for Atmospheres from 1978 to
    1989.
  • Received his Ph.D. (1977), Masters (1972) and
    Bachelor of Science (1971), degrees from the
    University of Wisconsin-Madison.

27
NCEP Update
Dr. Louis
Uccellini Director, National Centers of
Environmental Prediction
Image courtesy http//www.goes.noaa.gov/
28
Dan McCarthy
  • Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the NOAA
    Storm Prediction Center (SPC) in Norman,
    Oklahoma.
  • He has been with the National Weather Service for
    18 years, all with the National Severe Storms
    Forecast Center/Storm Prediction Center.
  • He earned his Bachelor's of Science Degree from
    St. Louis University in 1978 then worked for the
    Ohio Industrial Commission and Ohio
    Administrative Services before returning to St.
    Louis University to obtain a Master's Degree in
    Meteorology. He obtained his degree in 1984
    studying, "Dynamic Trajectories using
    Dual-Doppler Radar Data.
  • Dan then worked as a Broadcast Meteorologist in
    Wausau, Wisconsin and Wichita, Kansas before
    joining the National Weather Service. Dan has
    conducted research on bow echoes across Kansas
    and New York State. He has also done extensive
    research on Ohio tornadoes including the Super
    Outbreak of April 3-4, 1974. He has served as a
    member of the Fujita Scale Symposium.

29
40th Anniversary of the Palm Sunday Tornado
Outbreak and How It Changed Tornado
Preparedness
Dan McCarthy
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
Storm Prediction Center

Image courtesy of http//homepages.wmich.edu/b1na
ftel/outbreak65.html
30
Afternoon break 15 minutes
31
Dr. Josh Wurman
  • President Center for Severe Weather
    Research 1998-2005
  • Adjunct Associate Professor PSU 2004-2005
  • Affiliate Scientist NCAR 2001-2004
  • Associate Professor with Tenure University of
    Oklahoma 2000-2003
  • Visiting Associate Professor Hokkaido
    University 1998-1999
  • Visiting Scientist NCAR 1998-1998
  • President BINET, Inc. 1995-2005
  • Assistant Professor University of Oklahoma
    1994-2000
  • Visiting Scientist NCAR 1991-1994
  • Visiting Instructor University
    of Pennsylvania 1985-1996
  • Invented and led the development of the Doppler
    On Wheels (DOW) mobile radars which are
    permitting the study of small scale and near
    ground features in tornadoes, hurricanes,
    wildfires, microbursts, gust fronts, marine
    boundary layers and other phenomena.

32
DOW observations of Tornadoes, Hurricanes and
Fires
Dr. Josh Wurman
Center for Severe Weather Research
Image courtesy of http//www.cswr.org/projects/rot
ate/2003-05-15.html
33
Closing Question and Answer Session
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