15th Annual High Plains AMS/NWA Conference

August 4-6, 2011

Wichita, Kansas

Conference Agenda

The conference will be held at the Wichita Marriott

Thursday, August 4, 2011

11:30 am – Noon

Conference Registration – Wichita Ballroom

Noon – 12:10 pm

Welcome to the 15th Annual High Plains Conference from the Wichita AMS Chapter President – Jerilyn Billings

Session 1

Brad Ketcham, Session Chair

12:10 pm – 1:10 pm

Keynote Address

THE ANDOVER TORNADO – THE START OF THE DOPPLER ERA IN STORM WARNINGS

Mike Smith, WeatherData Inc.

1:10 pm – 1:20 pm

BREAK

1:20 pm – 1:40 pm

1.1  Innovative Decision Support Services for the 27 February 2011 Wildfire Outbreak across the Texas Panhandle

Michael Scotten, NOAA/NWS Amarillo, TX

1:40 pm – 2:00 pm

1.2  Record Kansas Hail and the Power of Social Media

Scott Blair & Jared Leighton, NOAA/NWS Topeka, KS

2:00 pm – 2:20 pm

1.3  Preliminary Study: An Assessment of Hazardous Weather Impact on Traffic Flow in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area

Suzanne Fortin, Adam Jones & Matthew Dux, NOAA/NWS Pleasant Hill, MO

2:20 pm – 2:40 pm

1.4  Review of the June 9th, 2011 Nocturnal Heat Burst that Affected the Wichita Metropolitan Area

Kevin Darmofal, NOAA/NWS Wichita, KS

2:40 pm – 3:00 pm

1.5  Reaching and Protecting Spanish Speaking Communities

Vanessa Pearce, NOAA/NWS Wichita, KS

3:00 pm – 3:20 pm

BREAK

3:20 pm – 3:40 pm

1.6  A Tale of Two Stones: Comparison of the 22 Jun 2003 Aurora, Nebraska and 15 Sep 2010 Wichita, Kansas Hailstorms

Paul Howerton, NOAA/NWS Wichita, KS

3:40 pm – 4:00 pm

1.7  A Radar-Based Assessment of the Detectability of Giant Hail

Scott Blair, Jared Leighton, Brian Barjenbruch, & William Gargan, NOAA/NWS Topeka, KS; Derek Deroche, NOAA/NWS Pleasant Hill, MO; Joshua Boustead, NOAA/NWS Omaha/Valley, NE

4:00 pm – 4:20 pm

1.8  A Comparison of Sounding-Derived Hail Parameters from Observed and NARR Proximity Soundings

Aaron Johnson, NOAA/NWS Dodge City, KS

4:20 pm – 4:40 pm

1.9  A New Medium Range Forecast Methodology for NWS Central Region Grid-based Forecasts

Pete Browning, NOAA/NWS Central Region Headquarters, Kansas City, MO

4:40 pm – 5:00 pm

ASSEMBLE FOR GROUP PHOTO!

5:00 pm

High Plains Chapter of the AMS Meeting

 

15th Annual High Plains AMS/NWA Conference

August 4-6, 2011

Wichita, Kansas

Conference Agenda

The conference will be held at the Wichita Marriott

Friday, August 5, 2011

7:30 am – 8:00 am

BREAKFAST – Included in registration fee

8:00 am - 8:10 am

Announcements by Wichita AMS Chapter President – Jerilyn Billings

Session 2

Aaron Johnson, Session Chair

8:10 am – 9:10 am

Keynote Address

CENTRAL UNITED STATES INTERACTIVE EFFECT OF SOLAR RADIATION RELATED TO: THE EARTH’S MAGNETIC FIELD, THE STORAGE SYSTEM OF THE EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE, SURFACE TEMPERATURES AND TORNADOES

Dr. Cliff House, Faculty Emeritus, Missouri State University

 

9:10 am – 9:20 am

BREAK

9:20 am – 9:40 am

2.1  Overview of a Heavy Rain/Snow Event in the Southern Texas Panhandle on November 11-12, 2010

Christine Krause, NOAA/NWS Amarillo, TX

9:40 am – 10:00 am

2.2  Ranking the 2009 Christmas Blizzard Using Standardized Anomalies

Jared Leighton, NOAA/NWS Topeka, KS & Barbara Mayes, NOAA/NWS Omaha/Valley, NE

10:00 am – 10:20 am

2.3  Meteorological Factors Critical to the 8 February 2011 Heavy Snow Across Central Kansas

Kenneth Cook, NOAA/NWS Wichita, KS

10:20 am – 10:40 am

2.4  The Hydrometeorological Prediction Center Winter Weather Desk and Winter Weather Experiment

Dan Petersen, David Novak, &  Keith Brill, NOAA/NWS Hydrometeorological Prediction Center, Camp Springs, MD

10:40 am – 11:00 am

BREAK

11:00 am – 11:20 am

2.5 Heat Stress in Feedlot Cattle: Steps to Reduce the Losses

Tami Brown-Brandl & Roger Eigenberg, USDA/Agricultural Research Service, Clay Center, NE; Scott Bryant, NOAA/NWS Hastings, NE

11:20 am – 11:40 am

2.6  Exploring the Relevance of Cattle Heat Stress and a Review of Past Heat Waves

Scott Bryant, NOAA/NWS Hastings, NE & Tami Brown-Brandl, USDA/Agricultural Research Service, Clay Center, NE

11:40 am – Noon

2.7  The Global Climatic Effects of Plinian Volcanic Eruptions

Eric Schminke, NOAA/NWS Wichita, KS

Noon – 1:00 pm

LUNCH – Included in registration fee

 

 

 

15th Annual High Plains AMS/NWA Conference

August 4-6, 2011

Wichita, Kansas

Conference Agenda

The conference will be held at the Wichita Marriott

Friday, August 5, 2011

1:00 pm – 1:05 pm

Announcements by Wichita AMS Chapter President – Jerilyn Billings

Session 3

Jim Johnson, Session Chair

1:05 pm – 2:05 pm

Keynote Address

VORTEX2 AFTER THE DUST HAS SETTLED: SUMMARY AND RESULTS

Don Burgess, OU/CIMMS and VORTEX2

2:05 pm – 2:20 pm

BREAK

2:20 pm – 2:40 pm

3.1  What is Dual-Polarization Radar and What Can It Do For Me? Part 1

Clark Payne, Warning Decision Training Branch, Norman, OK

2:40 pm – 3:00 pm

3.2  What is Dual-Polarization Radar and What Can It Do For Me? Part 2

Jerilyn Billings, NOAA/NWS, Wichita, KS

300 pm – 3:20 pm

3.3  C-band Dual-Polarimetric Radar Signatures of Hail

 Matthew Anderson, NOAA/NWS Topeka, KS; Lawrence Carey & Kevin Knupp, University of Alabama in Huntsville; Walter  Peterson, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

 

3.4  The Dual-Pol Investigation into the Canton Lake, OK Supercell of 24 May 2011

Stephanie Dunten & Kenneth Cook, NOAA/NWS Wichita, KS

3:20 pm – 3:40 pm

BREAK

3:40 pm – 4:00 pm

3.5  Dual-Polarization Assessment of Spring 2011 Central/Southern Plains Large Hail: A Warning Decision-Makers Perspective

Andrew Kleinsasser, NOAA/NWS Wichita, KS

4:00 pm – 4:20 pm

3.6  Operational Use of Dual-Pol Doppler Radar data at the National Weather Service in Wichita, Kansas

Chris Jakub & Bradley Ketcham, NOAA/NWS Wichita, KS

4:20 pm – 4:40 pm

3.7  A Comparison of Polarimetric Radar QPE to Gauges and Legacy Radar Rain Estimates

Mick McGuire, NOAA/NWS Wichita, KS

4:45 pm – 5:15pm

POSTER SESSION

 

A Long-Lived Supercell with Intense Gustnadoes on 3 April 2011

Jared Leighton, Scott Blair, Jenifer Bowen and Matthew Anderson NOAA/NWS Topeka, KS

 

Impact of the 2009-10 El Nino Event on Precipitation Patterns in Texas and Oklahoma in Comparison to Earlier Events

Kent McGregor, University of North Texas

 

Online Training Available from the National Weather Service’s Warning Decision Training Branch

Mark Sessing­, A.C. Wood­, and J.G. LaDue, CIMMS/OU and NOAA/NWS WDTD, Norman, OK

 

After Hours Banquet

 

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Cocktail Hour with Cash Bar – Wichita Marriott Atrium

7:30 pm – 8:00 pm

DINNER

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Keynote Address

A PHOTOGRAPHER’S JOURNEY: 20 YEARS OF STORM CHASING

Jim Reed

 

 

15th Annual High Plains AMS/NWA Conference

August 4-6, 2011

Wichita, Kansas

Conference Agenda

The conference will be held at the Wichita Marriott

Saturday, August 6, 2011

7:30 am - 8:00 am

BREAKFAST – Included in registration fee

8:00 am - 8:05 am

Announcements by Wichita AMS Chapter President – Jerilyn Billings

Session 4

Rick Ewald, Session Chair

8:05 am – 9:05 am

Keynote Address

INSIDE VORTEX2

Tim Marshall, Haag Engineering Company

9:05 am – 9:20 am

BREAK

9:20 am – 9:40 am

4.1  A Study of Convective Initiation Failure on 22 October 2004

Jennifer Laflin & Philip Schumacher, NOAA/NWS Sioux Falls. SD

9:40 am – 10:00 am

4.2  Storm-scale Ensemble Hindcast of the 17 June 2010 Upper Midwest Tornado Outbreak

Tom Hultquist, NOAA/NWS Minneapolis, MN

10:00 am – 10:20 am

4.3  Evolution and Maintenance of the 22-23 June 2003 Nocturnal Convection during BAMEX

Jerilyn Billings, NOAA/NWS Wichita, KS

10:20 am – 10:40 am

4.4  The June 2011 Western Kansas Severe Convective Wind Episodes:

Marc Russell, NOAA/NWS Dodge City, KS

10:40 am – 11:00 am

BREAK

11:00 am – 11:20 am

4.5  Forecasting Probabilities of Precipitation for the Goodland Area using a Neighborhood Approach

Christopher Schaffer, NOAA/NWS Goodland, KS

11:20 am – 11:40 am

4.6  Horizontal Roll Vortices in the Plains

Dr. Nathaniel Reynolds, Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems, Wichita, KS

11:40 am – Noon

Closing Comments

Noon – 3:00 pm

STORM CHASER MEET & GREET – Wichita Marriott Parking Lot