After a year of no violent tornadoes in 2018, ‘Chasercon’ looks to the future
For the first time, Chasercon — the world’s largest meeting of storm chasers and meteorologists who focus on storms — will be in Wichita this February 8 to 10th. On Sunday, 10th, there will be a seminar on “how to forecast severe storms” which will be useful beyond storm chasers. It will be valuable for emergency managers and anyone wanting to get a jump on tornadoes and extreme thunderstorms.
Here is a partial list of presenters:
- Dr. Greg Forbes (The Weather Channel)
- Tim Marshall, world expert on engineering buildings to minimize storm damage as well as an expert storm chaser
- Roger Edwards, forecaster, National Storm Prediction Center
- Dr. Jason Persoff, the storm chasing physician (really!) and photographer
- Jon Davies and his excellent storm forecasting class
I will be delivering the keynote speech Saturday evening (9th) as well as moderating a panel of storm chasers/law enforcement/emergency management on how to make chasing safer as well as more useful to society. Reed Timmer of AccuWeather, formerly of the
will be a participant.
There will also be tours of AccuWeather’s Extreme Weather Center in Wichita during the event.
|Wichita Eagle photo|
The event is being held at the Hyatt Regency Wichita (special room rates, here) which is a wonderful hotel with great food and great service (it is where I held my retirement party).
Bring your family! Wichita has many family attractions in or near the downtown area. For example,
Wichita has a new, modern airport and is served by most major airlines.
|Photo of Eisenhower National Airport by Wichita Business Journal|
If you are interested in weather or storms: come, learn, and have a great family experience.
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