National Storm Chaser Convention

Denver, Colorado 2014



The National Storm Chaser Convention (ChaserCon) was held in Denver, Colorado on February 14 - 16, 2014. Over 400 people attended the sold out conference. I enjoyed seeing old friends and meeting new storm chasers. The emphasis this year was on the tragic El Reno storm and the importance of safety. As usual, the speakers were very good including Mike Bettes and Dr. Greg Forbes of The Weather Channel, Jon Davies, Dr. Howie Bluestein, Tim Marshall, Dr. Chuck Doswell, Dr. Jason Persoff, and Chris Novy. At the Saturday night dinner, there was a detailed analysis of El Reno tornado and the events surrounding the deaths of Tim Samaras, Paul Samaras and Carl Young by Marc Austin and Gabe Garfield. There was also a poignant tribute by the meteorologists and by Tim's widow and Carl's father in law.

Thanks to Roger Hill and the other organizers for organizing the conference. Also, thanks to the speakers and sponsors.



Friday icebreaker


Jon Davies tornado
forecasting class




Partying Friday night






AM view of Denver






Roger Hill & Mike Bettes








Mike Bettes' vehicle position
after tornado impact


Jon Davies


Anything Weather during break


Jeff and Kathryn Piotrowski


Never Stop Saving Animal
Disaster Rescue Transport


Colorado ARES


Dr. Chuck Doswell


Dr Greg Forbes


Glenn Geise




Tim Marshall as Sharknado




Dr. Chuck Doswell




Baron Services


Storm Assist raising money
for storm victims


The Banquet Dinner


Table in honor of
Tim, Paul and Carl


Setting up for video night


Roger Hill




Marc Austin & Gabe Garfield


Tim's wife and Carl's
father in law


I am with Dave Hoadley


Partying Saturday night




After a toast to Tim
Paul and Carl


Dr. Jason Persoff






Chris Novy

All photos (Canon S100 point and shoot), copyright 2014 William T. Hark, M.D.

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