Mike Ryan is a Senior Forecaster for the National Weather Service office in Indianapolis. He has been with the Weather Service since 1999, spending the first 10 years of his career at the Wilmington, Ohio office before moving to Indianapolis.
Throughout his NWS career, he has focused on providing decision support and public outreach, especially through the storm spotter and climate services programs. Through these programs, he continues to develop partnerships with local broadcast media, county and state emergency management personnel, amateur radio and spotter networks and other state and local agencies.
Mike’s accomplishments include publishing a comprehensive fifty year severe weather climatology local to the Wilmington forecast area in 2008, developing and hosting a regional climate services workshop in Indianapolis in 2011 and providing meteorological and climatological information for city, state and local officials in support of the 2012 Super Bowl and the annual Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400. He has had the opportunity to work during several significant Ohio Valley weather events throughout his career, both at NWS Wilmington and NWS Indianapolis.
One of his proudest achievements remains assisting the development and maturation of the Ohio Severe Weather Symposium, first as a student at Ohio State, then for several years as a meteorologist at NWS Wilmington. Mike is thrilled and honored to return and be a part of this special anniversary for the symposium.
Mike is a native of Worthington, Ohio and received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Atmospheric Sciences from the Ohio State University in 1998 and 2000 respectively.
His presentation is entitled “The November 17, 2013 Central Indiana Tornado Outbreak”
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