2016 Symposium

20th Annual Severe Weather Symposium sponsored by the Ohio Union at The Ohio State University, Coca-Cola, and WeatherUSA.net

The 20th Annual Severe Weather Symposium was held on March 4th, 2016 in the US Bank Conference Theater at the Ohio Union on the campus of the The Ohio State University.  For this special anniversary, all of the presenters were Ohio State meteorology graduates, sharing their expertise in a wide variety of weather-related fields.

Meteorology Club President: Rebecca Miller
Symposium Head Coordinator: Alec Butner

Meteorology Club Executive Board Members: Rachel Dougherty, Alexander McCarthy, Emily Sambuco, Kelsey Simmons, Jennifer Stubler

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Speakers and Topics

Morning Presentations:

9:00 am: Welcome

9:10 am: Sean Miller (@delcoema) – Emergency Management Director, Delaware County, Ohio

               “Warnings, Notifications, and the Role of Local Emergency Management”

9:50 am: Dr. Jay Hobgood (@jayhobgood) – Professor of Atmospheric Science, The Ohio State University

               “An Experimental Hurricane Wind Intensity Index”

 10:25 am: ***Morning Break***

10:40 am: Jeremy Bower (@jrbstorm) Owner of JRBStorm Photography, Lincoln, Nebraska

               “Supercells to Shutter Speed: The Art and Science of Weather Photography”

11:25 am: Brandon Peloquin Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service Wilmington, Ohio

                “A Probabilistic Approach to Forecasting Snow”

12:00 pm: The Ohio State University StormReady Recognition Ceremony

12:15 pm: ***Lunch Break***

Afternoon Presentations:

1:30pm: John Banghoff  Former Meteorology Club President (’13 – ’15)

               “20 Years of Symposia: Networking, Learning, and Expanding Horizons”

1:45 pm: Jeff Dobur – Senior Hydrologist, National Weather Service Southeast River Forecast Center (SERFC)

               “Water Forecasting in the National Weather Service”

2:30 pm: Mike Ryan (@ThePrivate327) – Senior Forecaster, National Weather Service Indianapolis, Indiana

               “The November 17, 2013 Central Indiana Tornado Outbreak”

3:10 pm: ***Afternoon Break***

3:25 pm: Brad Panovich (@wxbrad) – Chief Meteorologist, WCNC-TV, Charlotte, North Carolina

               “Perspective on the Accuracy of Meteorologists & How We Can Improve the Public Perception”

4:10 pm: Mike Bettes (@mikebettes) – On Camera Meteorologist, The Weather Channel, Atlanta, Georgia

               “From Buckeye to Broadcaster”

4:55 pm: Closing Remarks
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