11th Annual High Plains AMS/NWA Conference
August 16-17, 2007
Hastings, NE
Thursday 
August 16, 2007
8:00 am - 8:15 am Welcome and Opening Remarks:    
Rick Ewald, High Plains Chapter President    
Session I   Aaron Johnson,  Session Chair    
8:15 am - 9:15 am Keynote Address: Ron Przybylinski      
"The July 19, 2006 Derecho: A Meteorological  
Perspective and Lessons Learned from this Event."  
9:15 am - 9:35 am 1.1 Severe Weather Case Studies        
Jonathan Finch, NWS Dodge City, KS        
9:35 am - 9:55 am 1.2 Findings of the Four-Dimensional Storm Cell Investigator  
Alpha Test at WFO Omaha-Valley During the Convective Season  
Daniel Nietfeld, NOAA/NWS Omaha/Valley, NE      
9:55 am - 10:10 am Break
10:10 am - 10:30 am 1.3 2006-2007 Winter Wonder?Land for North Platte    
Matt Masek, NWS North Platte          
10:30 am - 10:50 am 1.4 The Global Wind Oscillation During April-May 2007    
Edward Berry, NOAA/NWS, Dodge City, KS    
Klaus Weickmann, PSD, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO    
10:50 am - 11:10 am 1.5 The Holly, Colorado Tornado of 28 March 2007    
Bill Eckrich, DayWeather, Inc., Cheyenne, WY      
11:10 am - 11:30 am 1.6 Preliminary Results from In Situ Observations of the  
21 April 2007 Tulia, Texas Tornado  
Scott Blair, NWS Topeka, KS  
Derek Deroche, NWS Pleasant Hill, MO  
Albert Pietrycha, NWS Goodland, KS        
11:30 am - 11:50 am 1.7 A Review of the March 28, 2007 Tornado Event    
Teresa Keck, NWS North Platte, NE        
Lunch
11:50 am - 1:00 pm Lunch
Session II  John Stoppkotte,  Session Chair
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Keynote Address:  Jon Davies        
"A Look at Environments Associated with   
Nighttime Supercell Tornadoes in the Central Plains."    
2:00 pm - 2:20 pm 2.1 Preliminary WSR-88D Investigation of Historic    
Greensburg Supercell  
Mike Umscheid, NWS Dodge City, KS        
2:20 pm - 2:40 pm 2.2 Numerical Model Performance for the March 28, 2007 and  
April 23, 2007 Tornado Outbreaks  
Jonathan Finch, NWS Dodge City, KS  
Jamie Casto Bielinski, NWS Dodge City, KS      
2:40 pm - 3:00 pm 2.3 A Preliminary Study on Forecasting Tornado Path Length  
Jonathan Garner, NWS Paducah, KY        
3:00 pm - 3:20 pm                
Break  
               
Graduate Student Competition
3:20 pm - 3:40 pm 2.4 A New Daily Temperature Record for Kansas, 1 July 1828  
to 28 February 2007  
Dorian Burnette, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR    
3:40 pm - 4:00 pm 2.5 Behavior of Climate Prediction Center Forecasts in Nebraska  
James McCormick, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE    
Session II Con't.
4:00 pm - 4:20 pm 2.6 Fire Weather Forecasting in the Land "Down Under"  
Mary-Beth Schreck, NWS Wichita, KS        
4:20 pm - 4:40 pm  2.7 Australia's Grassland Fire Danger Index    
Mary-Beth Schreck, NWS Wichita, KS        
After Hours                
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Cash Bar, Quality Inn          
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Banquet Dinner , Quality Inn          
Featured Speaker:  John Ogren  
Deputy Director NWS Central Region Headquarters    
Friday
August 17, 2007
Session III  Steve Kisner,  Session Chair
8:00 am - 8:20 am 3.1 Customizing GR2Analyst Software      
Van DeWald, NWS Omaha/Valley, NE        
8:20 am - 8:40 am 3.2 A Probabilistic Lightning Forecast Algorithm for    
Determining Model Data  
Evan Kuchera, Air Force Weather Agency  
Scott Rentschler, Air Force Weather Agency      
8:40 am - 9:00 am 3.3 An Experiment to Evaluate the Use of Quantitative   
Precipitation Forecasts from Numerical Guidance by   
Operational Forecasters  
Joshua Boustead, NOAA/NWS Omaha/Valley, NE  
Daniel Nietfeld, NOAA/NWS Omaha/Valley, NE  
Ray Wolf, NOAA/NWS Quad Cities, IA/IL      
Undergraduate Student Competition
9:00 am - 9:20 am 3.4 Tomorrow's Weather Service      
Tyler Brooks, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE      
9:20 am - 9:40 am 3.5 Aspects of 6 June 2007: A Null "Moderate Risk" of Severe  
Weather During a Unique High Wind Event  
Jonathan Kurtz, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE  
9:40 am - 10:00 am Break
Session III Con't.
10:00 am - 10:20 am 3.6 Electronic Journals of Meteorology    
-Publishing Research Online  
Jim Johnson, NWS Dodge City, KS (Retired)      
10:20 am - 10:40 am 3.7 Highlights of the 2nd Workshop on NWS Severe Weather  
Technology: A Look Into the Future  
Daniel Nietfeld, NOAA/NWS Omaha/Valley, NE      
10:45 am - 11:45 am Keynote Address:  Dr. Peter Lamb        
"Do You Believe in Global Warming?"    
11:45 am - 12:00 pm Closing Remarks & Student Competition Awards:    
Rick Ewald, High Plains Chapter President    
Pictures from the 11th Annual High Plains Conference
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