Stephen Hodanish

Sr. Meteorologist/NWS Pueblo, CO

Research & Publications  


Books

Hodanish, S.J., and P. Wolyn, 2007: Park County, Colorado lightning incident of 24 August 2003: Motorcyclist fatally wounded while riding in a lightning storm. In: Life After Shock, Volume III., Lightning Strike Publishing; Steve Marshburn, Sr., Editor. 

Refereed Journal Articles:

Edwards, R., and S. J. Hodanish, 2006: Photographic Documentation and Environmental Analysis of an Intense, Anticyclonic Supercell on the Colorado Plains. Monthly Weather Review , 134,  pp. 3753–3763

Hodanish, S. J., and W. Gray. 1993: An observational analysis of tropical cyclone recurvature. Monthly Weather Review, 121 2665-2689.

Hodanish, S.J., Holle, R., and D. Lindsey. 2004: A small updraft producing a fatal lightning flash. Weather and Forecasting, 19, pp 627-632.

Hodanish, S. J., Sharp, D., Collins, W., Paxton, C., and R. Orville, 1997: A 10 year monthly lightning climatology of Florida: 1986-1995. Weather and Forecasting. 12, 439-448.

Hodanish, S. J.,  Williams E., and B. Boldi, 2013: Early history of using total lightning data at NWS Melbourne, Florida. Electronic Journal of Severe Storms Meteorology. 8(6), 1-26

McCaul, E., Buechler, D. E., Hodanish, S. J., and S.J. Goodman, 2002: The Almena Kansas tornadic storm of 3 June 1999: A long lived supercell with very little cloud-to-ground lightning. Monthly Weather Review, 130, pp. 407-415.

Williams, E, Boldi, B., matlin, M., Weber, M., Hodanish, S.J., Sharp, D., Goodman, S., Raghavan, R., and D. Buechler. 1999: The behavior of total lightning activity in severe Florida thunderstorms. Atmospheric Research, 51, 245-265.

 

Non Refereed Articles (conference papers, NOAA articles, Tech Papers, etc):

Bedard, Jr., A. J., B. W. Bartram, B, Entwistle, J. H. Golden, S. J. Hodanish, R. M. Jones, R. T. Nishiyama, A. N. Keane, L. Mooney, M. E. Nicholls, E. J. Szoke, E. Thaler and D. C. Welsh, 2004: Overview of the ISNet data set and conclusions and rceommendations from the March 2003 workshop to review ISNet data. 22nd Conf. On Severe Local Storms, Hyannis, MA., Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Boldi, R., Hodanish, S. J., Sharp, D., Williams, E., Goodman, S., Raghavan, R., Matlin, A., and M. Weber, 1998: The design and evaluation of the lightning imaging sensor data applications display (LISDAD). 19th Conf. On Severe Local Storms, Bloomington, MN, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Edwards, R. and S. J. Hodanish, 2004: Environmental analysis and photographic documentation of an intense, left moving supercell on the Colorado plains. 22nd Conf. On Severe Local Storms, Hyannis, MA., Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Goodman, S., Raghavan, R., Ramachandran, R., Buechler, R., Hodanish, S. J., Sharp, D., Williams, E.,  Boldi, R., Matlin, A., and M. Weber, 1998: Total lightning and radar storm characteristics associated with severe storms in central Florida. 19th Conf. On Severe Local Storms, Bloomington, MN, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Goodman, S., Buechler D., Hodanish S., Sharp D., Williams E., Boldi R., Matlin A., and Weber M., 1999: Total lightning activity associated with tornadic storms. Preprints, 11th Int. Conf. on Atmospheric Electricity, Guntersville, AL, NASA, NASA CP/-1999-209261, 515–518.

Hagemeyer, B. C., D. Sharp, S. Spratt, and S. J. Hodanish, 1998:  The Use of Total Lightning Information to Improve Forecasts and Warnings at Melbourne, Florida. 14th International Conference on Interactive Information and Processing Systems for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology, Phoenix, AZ, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Hagemeyer, B. C., and S. J. Hodanish, 1995: Florida tornado outbreaks associated with tropical cyclones. Preprints 21 Conf. on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology. Miami, Fl., Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston MA.

Hagemeyer, B. C., and S. J. Hodanish, 1995: Florida tornado outbreaks associated with tropical cyclones. NOAA tech. attach. SR/SSD 95-17. 3pp

Hodanish, S. J., 2011: Evaluation of mesoscale lightning threat guidance for the State of Colorado. 91st AMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. (poster presentation only)

Hodanish, S. J., 2012: Meteorological case studies of lighting strike victims in Colorado. International Lightning Meteorology Conference, Vaisala. Broomfield, CO.

Hodanish, S. J. 2011: Lightning Climatology for the State of Colorado. 91st AMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.

Hodanish, S. J. 2010: Tornadoes in close proximity to a major winter storm event over East Central Colorado.  25th Severe Local Storms conference, Denver CO. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 

Hodanish, S. J. 2008: Meteorological case studies of lightning strike victims in Colorado - An Update. 89th AMS conference, Phoenix, AZ. Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Hodanish, S. J., 2006: Meteorological case studies of lightning strike victims in Colorado. 86th Annual AMS conference, Atlanta GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Hodanish, S. J., 2004: Comparison of infrasonic data and Doppler velocity radar data: A case study of the 16 June 2004 tornadic supercell over thesoutheast Colorado plains. 22nd Conf. On Severe Local Storms, Hyannis, MA., Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Hodanish, S. J., 2004: The 10 May 2004 Limon, Colorado tornadic event: An examination of a cyclic tornadic supercell in a weak upper level flow environment. 22nd Conf. On Severe Local Storms, Hyannis, MA., Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Hodanish, S. J., 2002: An overview of the 28-29 May 2001 severe weather outbreak over southeast Colorado. 21st Conf. On Severe Local Storms, San Antonio, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Hodanish, S. J., 2000: The lightning program at National Weather Service, Pueblo. 20th Conf. On Severe Local Storms, Orlando, FL, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Hodanish, S. J., 2000: Documentation of high based thunderstorms developing on a boundary which became tornadic. 20th Conf. On Severe Local Storms, Orlando, FL, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Hodanish, S. J., and G. Stumpf, 2000: The supercell spectrum. 20th Conf. On Severe Local Storms, Orlando, FL, Amer. Meteor. Soc. (poster presentation only).

Hodanish, S. J. 1999: The lightning program at the National Weather Service in Pueblo, Colorado. Presented at the Third High Plains Weather Confence, Goodland KS. Amer. Met. Soc. and Nat. Wea. Assn.

Hodanish, S. J., 1999: The use of the words "Lightning Storm" in NWS public products. Presented at the Third High Plains Weather Confence, Goodland KS. Amer. Met. Soc. and Nat. Wea. Assn.

Hodanish, S. J., 1996: Forecasting lightning for the 1996 Olympic events in Orlando, Florida, Presented at the 21st NWA meeting, Cocoa Beach, Fl.

Hodanish, S. J., 1996: Analysis of the 30 March 1996 severe weather event over East Central Florida. Presented at the 21st NWA meeting, Cocoa Beach, Fl.

Hodanish, S. J., 1996: Analysis of an experimental lightning system at the NWS in Melbourne, Florida. Presented at the 21st NWA meeting, Cocoa Beach, Fl.

Hodanish, S. J., 1996: Integration of lightning detection systems in a modernized national weather service office. Preprints 18th Conf. on Severe Local Storms. San Francisco, Ca., Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston Ma.

Hodanish, S. J., 1993: Documentation of a long lived supercell occurring over Georgia and South Carolina. Preprints 18th Annual Natl. Wea. Ass. Mtg., NWA, Raleigh NC.

Hodanish, S. J., 1989: Upper tropospheric influences on tropical cyclone recurvature. Preprints 18 Conf. on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology. San Diego CA., Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston MA.

Hodanish, S. J., and J. Davies, 2002: The 29 May 2001 Lamar, Colorado tornadic event: A boundary driven significant tornadic storm in a high CAPE/low shear environment. 21st Conf. On Severe Local Storms, San Antonio, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Hodanish, S. J., and W. Gray, 1993: An observational analysis of tropical cyclone recurvature. MS Thesis. Colo St, Univ., Ft Collins, CO., 122 pp.

Hodanish, S. J., and W. Gray, 1991: An observational analysis of the zonal wind fields of sharply recurving, slowly recurving and non-recurving cyclones. Preprints 19 Conf. on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology. Miami, Fl., Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston MA. 

Hodanish, S.J., D.W. Sharp, and S.M. Spratt, 1998: Using Total Lightning Information for Local Severe Storm Discernment. Presented to: Southern Region Operational Applications of Lightning Data Workshop. Ft. Worth, TX.

Hodanish, S. J., S. Spratt and D. Sharp, 1997: WSR-88D characteristics of tornado producing convective cells associated with tropical cyclones. Preprints, 22nd conf. on hurricanes and tropical meteorology, Amer. Met. Soc., Ft Collins, CO.

Hodanish, S. J., D. Sharp, E. Williams, R. Boldi, S. Goodman, R. Raghavan, A. Matlin, and M. Weber, 1998: Comparisons between total lighting data, mesocyclone strength, and storm damage associated with the Florida tornado outbreak of February 23 1998 19th Conf. On Severe Local Storms, Bloomington, MN, Amer. Meteor. Soc.  

Hodanish, S. J. ., D. Sharp, E. Williams, R. Boldi, S. Goodman, R. Raghavan, A. Matlin, and M. Weber, 1998:  Observations of total lightning associated with severe convection during the wet season in central Florida. 19th Conf. On Severe Local Storms, Bloomington, MN, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Hodanish, S. J., .M. Spratt, A.J. Cristaldi, D. Decker, and B.C. Hagemeyer, 1998: Total Lightning Information Initiative at NWSO Melbourne. Presented  to: Southern Region Operational Applications of Lightning Data Workshop. Ft. Worth, TX.

Hodanish, S. J.,  and P. Wolyn, 2006: Lightning climatologies for Colorado. 23rd severe local storms conference, St Louis, MO., Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Hodanish, S. J., and B. Zajac, 2002: Documentation of the "first lightning flash of the day" associated with a weak convective updraft killing an 18 year old on top of Pikes Peak, Colorado 17th Intl. Lightning Data Conf., Touscon, AZ, Vaisalla/Global Atmospherics.

Hodanish, S. J., K. Torgerson, J. Jensenius, M. A. Cooper,  M. Utley and W. P.  Roeder, 2008:  Leon the lightning safety lion says: "When thunder roars - go indoors", NOAA's efforts regarding children's lightning safety. 88th AMS Conf, New Orleans LA. Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Hodanish, S. J., and P. Wolyn, 2012:  Lightning Climatology for the state of Colorado. International Lightning Meteorology Conference, Vaisala. Broomfield, CO.

Jensenius, J., D. Franklin, and S Hodanish, 2008: Lightning Kills – Play it safe: NOAAs efforts to educate the public on the dangers of lightning. 88th AMS conf, New Orleans LA. Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Raghvan, R., S. Goodman, P. Meyer, B. Boldi, A. Matlin, M. Weber, E. Williams, D. Sharp, S. Hodanish, J. Madura, and C. Lennon, 1996: A real time examination of the incremental value of lighting data in diagnosing convective storm characteristics. Preprints, 7th Conference on Aviataion, Range and Aerospace Meteorology, Amer. Meteor. Soc.  Also printed in NOAA tech. attach. SR/SSD 96/47. 4pp.

Roeder, W.P., R. Holle., M. A. Cooper and S. J. Hodanish, 2012: Lesson learned in communicationg lightning safety. International Lightning Meteorology Conference, Vaisala. Broomfield, CO.

Roeder, W. P., R. L. Holle, M. A. Cooper and S. J. Hodanish, 2011: Communicating Lightning Safety Effectively. 36th NWA conference, Birmingham AL.

Roeder, W. P., R. L. Holle, M. A. Cooper and S. J. Hodanish, 2011: Communicating Lightning Safety Effectively. 91st Annual AMS conference, Seattle WA.

Saunders, P.,  H. E. Fuelberg, S. J. Hodanish, J. Mittelstadt, A. I. Watson, and S. Zubric, 2011: Mesoscale lightning threat guidance for operational use at NWS offices. 91 Annual AMS conference, Seattle WA. 

Sharp, D., Spratt, S. M., Hodanish, S. J., Cristaldi, A., Decker, D., and B. Hagemeyer, Total lightning information initiative at NWSO Melbourne. Operational applications of lightning data workshop, NWS S. Region Hdqtrs.

Sharp, D., and S. J. Hodanish, 1996: A survey of supercells over east central Florida. Preprints, 18th Conf. on Severe Local Storms. San Francisco, Ca., Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston Ma.

Sharp, D., J. Medlin, S. M. Spratt, and S. J. Hodanish, 1997: A spectrum of outer spiral rainband mesocyclones associated with tropical cyclones. Preprints, 22nd conf. on hurricanes and tropical meteorology, Amer. Met. Soc., Ft Collins, CO.

Spratt, S., Sharp, D., and S. J. Hodanish, 1998: Lightning detection and ranging (LDAR). Operational applications of lightning data workshop, presented at NWS Southern Region Hdqtrs.

Spratt, S.M., D.W. Sharp, and S.J. Hodanish, 1998: Observed Relationships Between Total Lightning Information and Doppler Radar Data During Two Recent Tropical Cyclone Tornado Events In Florida, Preprints, 19th Conference on Severe Local Storms, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Minneapolis, MN, pp 659-662.

Spratt, S., D.W. Sharp, and S.J. Hodanish, 1998: Tropical Cyclone Josephine (1996) - Radar and Total Lightning Signatures. Presented to the Hurricane Research Division, Key Biscayne, FL.

Spratt, S.M., S.J. Hodanish, D.K. Petersen, D.W. Sharp, 1997: KMLB WDSS "Cool Season" Evaluation, AMU Tasking Report, July 1997.

Spratt, S., and S.J. Hodanish, 1997: Summary of AMS 22nd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology. May 19-23, 1997, Ft. Collins, CO. SR/SSD 97-33. 3 pp.

Spratt, S. and S. J. Hodanish, 1996: A spectrum of mesoscale circulations observed within tropical cyclone rainbands. Poster presentation, 21st NWA meeting, Cocoa Beach FL.

Vogt, B. and S. J. Hodanish, 2013: New insight into Colorado's lightning climatology: The influence of elevation and terrain features. 36th Applied Geography Conference, Annopolis MD.

Williams, E.,  Boldi, R., Matlin, A., and M. Weber, Hodanish, S. J., Sharp, D., Goodman, S., Raghavan,  R. and R. Buechler, 1998: Total lightning as a severe weather diagnostic in strongly baroclinic systems in central Florida. 19th Conf. On Severe Local Storms, Bloomington, MN, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

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