This year MWAWX will make a return to the 18th Annual National Storm Chaser Convention. This event, originally started by a few friends sharing tornado videos from the past storm season has grown into a large conference featuring storm chasers from all over the country, notable speakers from the field of atmospheric science, engineering, and broadcasting.
Dr. Greg Forbes of The Weather Channel
This event showcases everything from scientific lectures, contests (including best weather photos/best storm chaser vehicle), demonstrations of weather radars and technology and classes and meetups for Storm Chasers. Notable speakers from across the community attend each year including Dr. Greg Forbes of the Weather Channel, Tim Marshall, Dr. Howie Bluestein, Dr. Jason Persoff and of course, Veteran Storm Chaser Roger Hill.
Dr. Greg Forbes discussing surface observations
Dr. Howie Bluestein discussing the 2013 El Reno OK tornado
This will be the first time this event will be held outside of Denver, taking place in Norman Oklahoma it is an excellent chance to see things we normally don’t get to see. We will be touring the National Weather Center on Friday before the convention starts.
In addition, Mountain Wave Weather will be live-blogging the event on our Twitter account. If you have any interest on what is going on at the convention, please visit this page!
See you in Oklahoma!
Mike Nelson, Chief Meteorologist at KMGH Channel 7 in Denver.
Dr. Jason Persoff is an MD specializing in Internal Medicine and research of mass casualty incidents. His presentation examines some of the health implicaitons for storm chasers including unhealthy diets on the road and sleep deprivation