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Spring Training 2024
Saturday, March 2, 9:30am-7:00pm CT

Welcome to the annual Spring Training 2024 event,
in partnership with COMET/MetEd!

 

Spring Training offers foundational, operational and accessible information and training material for storm chasers at all levels - from those who want to begin their chase education or brush up on the basics, to more advanced chasers wanting to learn more in-depth about specialized topics. Just like in baseball, we gather every spring to shake off the rust, refresh our skills, and get ready to hit a home run.

Spring Training speakers are experts within their fields, and the training is an opportunity to learn from them in-depth, in addition to offering interactive opportunities to ask questions and chat with chasing veterans.

 

WE LEARNED A LOT FROM OUR INAUGURAL EVENT IN 2023, AND HEARD YOUR FEEDBACK -- 2024 has been restructured a bit, tweaked, and poked and prodded to make it better than ever!

This event will always be held virtually and remain affordable; Girls Who Chase is a global community and we believe strongly in making science and learning accessible to everyone without the constraints of travel or financial hardship.

Schedule
SESSIONS

We incorporate two different session types into our Spring Training event:

  • Presentations: You'll gain knowledge on a variety of topics relevant to developing skills in storm chasing and forecasting.

  • Interactive panels: You'll have the chance to connect with chasing and meteorology experts in a facilitated Q&A session.

SCHEDULE*

Detailed schedule (all times in CT):
Most sessions have 10-minute breaks in between, with optional panels over lunch
9:30am Event kickoff
10:00 Skip Talbot/Jennifer Brindley Ubl: Storm Structure/Storm Spotting Basics (entry-level)
11:20 Vanessa Vincente: How to Read Radar for Use During Thunderstorms (entry-level)
12:30pm Skip Talbot/Jennifer Brindley Ubl: Positioning For Safe & Successful Chasing (entry-level)
1:40 Meteorology Panel, Option 1 (including: Elizabeth Leitman, Kathryn Prociv, Dr. Jana Houser, & Andrea Smith)
1:40 Storm Chasing Panel, Option 2 (including: Jennifer Brindley Ubl, Lori Grace Bailey, Beth Allan & Rosie Kew)
3:00 Dr. Jason Persoff: Safely Responding to a Natural Disaster (entry-level)
4:00 Raychel Sanner: Pulling it All Together With a Chase Case Study (entry/intermediate-level)
5:40 Option 1 – Dr. Cameron Nixon: All About Soundings & Hodographs (intermediate-level)
5:40 Option 2 – Lori Grace Bailey: Intro to Chasing the Monsoon & Capturing Lightning (photography/specialty-level)
6:50 Event close/evaluations

 

*Please note all times/topics/speakers are subject to change

TO ACCESS THE EVENT


To participate in this event or obtain access to all recordings, please register via Eventbrite either using this link or the "Register" buttons on this page.

A join/streaming link for this event will be sent to registrants via email approximately 48 hours prior to event start. The event will go live promptly at 9:30am CT on March 2, at the link emailed.

NOTE: All presentations will be recorded and made permanently available to registrants - so if you can't make it, you can watch the recordings anytime (and as many times as you want). We will distribute the link to the recordings via email to all registrants shortly after the event has ended.

SPEAKERS & PANELISTS

*To read the full bio, click on a speaker's image

Speakers

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND PARTNERS!

Partners

SPRING TRAINING 2024
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American Meteorological Society

EVENT SPONSORS & PARTNERS

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THANK YOU TO OUR PRODUCTION PARTNER!

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WANT TO CHECK OUT SPRING TRAINING 2023?


All the details and download options can be found on our Trainings page!

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