2013 Symposium

17th Annual Severe Weather Symposium sponsored by Giant Eagle, Honda Marysville and WeatherUSA.net


The 17th annual Severe Weather Symposium was held on Friday, March 22, 2013 at Mount Hall (1050 Carmack Rd. Columbus, OH) room 145 on the campus of  The Ohio State University.


Speakers and Topics

Seth Binau
(Meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Wilmington, Ohio):
June 2012 Derecho

Andy Hatzos
(Meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Wilmington, Ohio):
March 2nd tornado analysis from the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport radar (TCVG)

Dr. Joshua Wurman
(Meteorologist for the Center for Severe Weather Research and creator of the Doppler on Wheels):
Recent Research in Tornadoes and Hurricanes with the Doppler on Wheels
Scott Sabol
(Meteorologist at WJW-TV-Fox 8 in Cleveland, Ohio):
Drought of 2012


Dr. Jay Hobgood
(Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at The Ohio State University):
Hurricane Sandy: Challenges posed by a transitioning storm



A special presentation on the historic flood of 1913 on it’s 100th anniversary by the Silver Jackets featuring:
Sarah Jamison
(Service Hydrologists at the National Weather Service office in Cleveland, Ohio)

The Meteorology of the 1913 Flood

Christopher Thoms
(Floodplain Management Program Manager, ODNR)

Steve Ferryman
(State Hazard Mitigation Officer, Ohio EMA)

Jim Noel
(Service Coordination Hydrologist, NWS, OHRFC, Wilmington, OH)

Hydrology 1913 to 2013
Julie Dian-Reed
(Service Hydrologist, NWS Wilmington, OH)

Columbus  Destroyed…1913 and what has changed

Friday, March 22nd, 2013 was the 100th anniversary of the greatest natural disaster in Ohio’s history that killed over 460 people and damaged more than 20,000 homes.
Silver Jackets
Who are the Silver Jackets?:

Silver Jackets teams are collaborative state-led interagency teams, continuously working together to reduce flood risk at the state level. Through the Silver Jackets program, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, additional Federal, state and, sometimes local and Tribal agencies, provide a unified approach to addressing a state’s priorities. Often, no single agency has the complete solution, but each may have one or more pieces to contribute. The Silver Jackets team is the forum where all relevant agencies come together with the state to collaboratively plan and implement that interagency solution. Through partnerships, Silver Jackets optimizes the multi-agency utilization of federal resources by leveraging state/local/Tribal resources, including data and information, talent, and funding, to minimize duplication among agencies.
For more information on the Silver Jackets or the flood of 1913, visit their website.



Sponsored by:

Giant EagleHonda MarysvilleWeatherUSA.net



Click the link below for the 2013 Symposium Schedule:

For the 17th Annual Severe Weather Symposium Schedule click here.


Click the link below for the flyer:

For a PDF version of our advertising flyer click here.


Symposium Partners:

The Ohio<br />
                        State University
OSU Arts and SciencesSilver Jackets  National<br />
                          Weather ServiceFox 8<br />

Ohio EMAODNRCenter for<br />
                          Severe Weather Research

OSU - Dept. of Geography

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