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. 

Conference attendees above left, and NWS Hastings SOO Rick Ewald/WCM Steven Kisner above right

Ron Przybylinski during his presentation
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."

Jonathon Finch, NWS Dodge City Dan Neitfeild, SOO NWS Omaha Matt Masek, NWS North Platte
From left to right above, Jonathan Finch, NWS Dodge City - Daniel Nietfeld, SOO NWS Omaha/Valley - and Matt Masek, NWS North Platte

Ed Berry, SOO from NWS Dodge City KS Bill Eckrich, DayWeather, Inc., Cheyenne, WY Scott Blair, NWS Topeka, KS - Derek Deroche, NWS Pleasant Hill, MO - Albert Pietrycha, NWS Goodland, KS
From left to right above, Ed Berry discusses Global Wind Oscillation, Bill Eckrich from Day Weather discusses the Holly, CO tornado, and Scott Blair of NWS Topeka  presented findings from himself, Derek Deroche of NWS Pleasant Hill, MO, and Albert Pietrycha, SOO from NWS Goodland, Kansas

A Review of the March 28, 2007 Tornado Event by Teresa Keck, NWS North Platte
Teresa Keck, NWS North Platte presents her research on the March 28th, 2007 tornado event

Keynote Address by Jon Davies
Jon Davies with a slide from his keynote address and perspective on nighttime environments favorable for Central Plains Tornadoes, above

Mike Umscheid, NWS Dodge City, KS Historic Greensburg Kansas Tornado Tracks
Mike Umscheid, above, of NWS Dodge City, Kansas gives a detailed look at radar data during the historic Greensburg tornado event

Jonathan Garner, NWS Paducah, KY Dorian Burnette, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR in the student competition Mary-Beth Schreck of NWS Wichita
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

NWS Central Region Deputy Director, John Ogren

Keynote speaker and NWS Central Region Deputy Director John Ogren  - presents leadership training

Friday August 17th, 2007

  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"

Above, Rick Ewald presents Jonathan Kurtz his award for winning the Undergraduate Student Competition

Dorian Burnette accepts his award for winning the Graduate Student Competition

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