Tom Skilling, WGN-TV’s chief meteorologist, will host the 34th Annual Tornado and Severe Weather Seminar at the Ramsey Auditorium on the grounds of the Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, on Saturday, April 5, 2014 starting at noon. The seminar will repeat in its entirety at 6pm. Attendees are advised to arrive early, as admission is free and the seminars fill up quickly.
The event will feature two speakers with NCSA connections:
- Donna Cox, leader of NCSA's Advanced Visualization Laboratory, will speak on "Visualizing nature’s most extreme storms on one of the world’s fastest supercomputers." She will share examples of her team's data-driven visualizations of phenomena such as a hurricane churning across the Gulf of Mexico and the formation of a tornado.
- Don Wuebbles, The Harry E. Preble Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at U of I and a user of NCSA's Blue Waters supercomputer, will give a talk called "Climate Change is Happening and It’s Affecting Severe Weather."
Those on Twitter can follow hashtag #SkillingFermi for information and nuggets from the seminar. WGN-TV will stream the entire seminar starting at noon CT on WGNtv.com.
Tom Skilling’s Annual Tornado and Severe Weather Seminar was created to educate viewers about the dynamics and after-effects of severe weather, and is open to everyone including students from junior high age and older.