5. 2017 Severe Weather Symposium

Every year I urge attendance at The Ohio State University Meteorology Club’s annual Severe Weather Symposium.  This free event brings leaders in the severe weather field to Columbus for a day of talks and visual presentations.

The 21st Symposium is scheduled for all day on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the US Bank Conference Center in the Ohio Union at the OSU campus.  Planned speakers include Dr. Greg Forbes from The Weather Channel, as well as representatives from the Storm Prediction Center, the National Severe Storms Laboratory, National Weather Service offices, Van Wert EMA Director Rick McCoy and Jay Farlow, W9LW.  Keep in mind that in past years weather conditions have forced several speakers to cancel their appearances.

There is a parking fee, currently $12.50 per day, for the Ohio Union South Garage.  Symposium preregistration is recommended at the following website: http://u.osu.edu/metclub/ .