The first American Weather Conference was held at BWI this weekend. Though it was the first American Weather Conference, it was the 7th we have put on. The prior six were known as the “Eastern U.S. Weather Conference.”
The conference is both a gathering for people who love weather to hang out with each other, and a learning experience for many involved. Over the years we have been fortunate enough to consistently line up the top professionals in the business. This year was no exception.
Following a Friday of workshops by Wes Junker and Will Schwartz (that I unfortunately missed due to work), the main event of Saturday provided quite the show. Featured speakers (in order of appearance) included Bill Read, the director of the National Hurricane Center; Brian LaSorsa of NWS Baltimore/Washington; Brad Panovich of WCNC-TV; Mike Smith of WeatherData; and a conference regular, winter weather expert Paul Kocin.
Below are videos of the presentations. They are not close to fancy, and I originally shot in HD but lowered way down to cut upload time. As far as I can tell though, they work!
- Of course it could be the 4 day personal tornado drought talking. 3 hours ago
- I'm officially beat. Another 14 days of this could be rough. :-o Might have to root for a ridge a few days before planned departure. 3 hours ago
- RT @SteveMillerOK: Initial estimate: 12k homes destroyed; revised to 1,150. Initial estimate: 91 deaths; revised to 24. Who's at fault, med… 4 hours ago
- This happened on the storm today. I'm still not sure what it is. http://t.co/xR762TRmxq 4 hours ago
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