2014 Symposium

18th Annual Severe Weather Symposium

The 18th annual Severe Weather Symposium will be held on Friday, March 21, 2014 at the Ohio Union on the campus of The Ohio State University.

Meteorology Club President: John Banghoff

Meteorology Club Executive Board Members: Alec Butner, Trent Davis, Michael Groenke, Christie Lightfritz, Alexander McCarthy


Speakers and Topics


Andy Latto
(Forecaster at the National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio ):
“Forecasting and Communicating High Impact, Sub-Advisory Winter Events – Challenges and Ideas”
Jeff Mehalic
(Vice President at Nationwide; Property and Casualty Catastrophe Risk Management Department):
“Catastrophe loss models for the insurance industry – blending atmospheric science with insurance exposures”

Bill Kelly and Andrew Michael
(Meteorologists at ABC6/FOX28 in Columbus, Ohio):
“9 hours of live severe weather coverage – June 12th, 2013”


A special presentation on the stormchasing trip to Oklahoma where OSU students witnessed the Moore, Oklahoma tornado

A special presentation on the Moore, Oklahoma tornado  featuring:


Greg Carbin
(Forecaster at the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma)
“May 31, 2013: Experimental High-resolution Ensemble Guidance Evaluated as part of NOAA’s Hazardous Weather Testbed”

Rick Smith
(Warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma)
“Behind the scenes at WFO Norman before, during, and after the May 2013 tornadoes”
Gayland Kitch
(Emergency manager from Moore, Oklahoma)
“Emergency management overview of the May 20, 2013 tornado”
Damon Lane
(Chief meteorologist from KOCO TV, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
“Moore: Tornado Emergency. Why the storm DID NOT strike without warning


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