|The 11th Annual High Plains Conference was held on August 16th and 17th, 2007 - in Hastings, Nebraska. Keynote speakers included Jon Davies (Private Meteorologist - Wichita, KS), Ron Przybylinski (NWS St. Louis), Dr. Peter Lamb (Director of CIMMS - the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies), and John Ogren (Deputy Director of the National Weather Service Central Region).
Conference topics ranged from severe thunderstorms and tornadoes, to climate, fire weather, Doppler Radar, and winter weather. For the conference agenda click the highlighted link.
All conference images below have been thumb nailed for convenience, please just click on the image desired to enlarge.
Pictured above is the Science and Operations Officer (SOO) at NWS St. Louis, Ron Przybylinski.
(His keynote address was titled "The July 19, 2006 Derecho: A Meteorological
Perspective and Lessons Learned from this Event.")
Above images from left to right are Jonathan Garner from NWS Pacudah, KY with his study on tornado path length, Dorian Burnette presenting his research in the High Plains chapter student competition, and above right depicts Mary-Beth Schreck of NWS Wichita, with 2 presentations on Fire Weather Forecasting in Australia
Keynote speaker and NWS Central Region Deputy Director John Ogren - presents leadership training
Van DeWald of NWS Omaha/Valley, above, speaks on customizing GR2 Analyst Software
Evan Kuchera and Scott Rentschler, with an AFWA presentation
Above - Josh Boustead, NWS Omaha/Valley Nebraska with his shared presentation
James McCormick discussing CPC forecasts in Nebraska during graduate student competition
Tyler Brook's presentation in the undergraduate student competition above
Jonathan Kurtz from UNL with his undergraduate student competition presentation above
Jim Johnson, NWS Dodge City, KS (Retired)
with his talk on Electronic Journals of Meteorology and publishing research online
Daniel Nietfeld, SOO from NWS Omaha/Valley Nebraska presented findings from the 2nd Workshop on Severe Weather Technology for NWS Decision Making above
Above, the esteemed Dr. Peter Lamb giving his keynote address "Do You Believe In Global Warming"