Dark Skies Severe Weather Seminar

  • March 24, 2018
  • Madison College, 1701 Wright St, Madison WI 53704
  • HOST: Madison College
  • Near East Side
  • 1701 Wright Street
  • Suite D1620
  • Madison, WI 53704
  • Phone: (608) 577-9360

Hosted by MidWest Severe Storm Tracking/Response Center and Madison College, join us on March 24th for a full day of severe weather information and severe weather spotter training at Madison College. The seminar will take place at the Truax Campus in  Suite D1620.

Speakers include J. McLLellan from Dane County Emergency Management on severe weather emergency preparedness; Gabriel Garriga from FEMA on how the government responds to disasters; Bill Eberle of American Family Insurance on home construction techniques to make them more severe weather-resistant knowing your homeowner’s insurance policy, getting your home fixed/replaced after a disaster.

In the afternoon, speakers include Tim Halbach of the National Weather Service Storm with damage assessment - In-Depth review of the Madison-Sun Prairie Tornado event Oct 7, 2017; Rusty Kapela, a retired National Weather Service meteorologist who will speak about weather that can fool spotters and Radar Interpretation; UW presentation on the New GOES-S Satellite - the second of the next generation of weather satellites operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and Dr. Leigh Orf of the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Systems who simulates weather conditions in severe thunderstorms and tornadoes on computers.

An information area will be set up between 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM for additional information on severe weather, storm spotting, weather observing equipment, and communications. Between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM, meteorologists from WISC-TV will be available to program your NOAA Weather Radio.

The Dark Sky Severe Weather Seminar is open to the public and is FREE, including FREE parking. Doors will open at 8:00 AM, with the program beginning at 8:30 AM.

  • Times: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Admission: Free