Severe Weather Symposium April 4, 2020

Severe Weather Symposium

When:  Noon - 4:45pm, Saturday, April 4, 2020

Where:  Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center Auditorium, Lincoln, NE

Topic: "Spring 2019, An Unprecedented Flooding Disaster in Nebraska"

FREE admission and open to the public  - No registration is necessary, seating is limited, so come early!

An unprecedented event: Nebraska's losses from the 2019 flooding exceeded $3.4 billion. This disaster will be the focus of our symposium this year.
Severe weather symposium

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT the final schedule and is subject to minor adjustments.  Once the schedule is finalized it will be noted here.

Severe Weather Symposium Schedule
. Noon-12:30pm Storm Videos...
. 12:30pm-12:45pm: TV Weathercasters Recognition
. 12:45pm-1:15pm:  Bryan Tuma, Assistant Director Nebraska Emergency Management Agency, "NEMA Response to the Flooding Disaster"
. 1:15pm-1:45pm:  Chuck Hibberd, Extension Dean, UNL, "Nebraska Extension Response to the Spring 2019 Flooding Disaster"
. 1:45pm -2:30pm: Bob Henson, "Recent Extreme Weather In Nebraska: Climate Change, Weather Variablity, or Both?"
. 2:30pm-3:15 pm: Dave Pearson,  Hydrologist, NWS Omaha/Valley, NE: "Analysis of Why The March 2019 Flooding Disaster Occurred".
. 3:15pm-3:30pm: LARC and Storm Spotters Recognition; Lincoln Mayor's Proclamation
. 3:30pm-4:45pm:  Brian Smith, WCM, NWS Omaha/Valley, "Lancaster County Storm Spotter Training Workshop"
  (open to storm spotters and the general public)
. 4:45 Public Severe Weather Symposium ends
. 4:45pm-6:00pm Lincoln Amateur Radio Club Skywarn Administrative meeting

NWS Omaha/Valley, NE, surrounded by flood water,March 2019
Brian Smith

Brian Smith, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS, Omaha/Valley
"Storm Fury 2019" 3:30-4:45pm
Lancaster County Official Storm Spotter Training Workshop

This Storm Spotter Training Workshop is the official training session for our Lancaster County Storm Spotters.  However, even if you are not one of the county storm spotters, we highly encourage you, your family and your friends to attend and to become better prepared for the severe weather that visits our area.  There will be many interesting videos and photos shown by the speaker. 

4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Open to LARC members only

Skywarm procedures, Lincoln Amateur Radio Club (LARC)

Previous Severe Weather Talks

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