This section includes storm chasing related picnics, parties, conventions, or other similar events that have taken place in the year of 2010. The 2010 National Storm Chaser Convention (now also called "ChaserCon") in Denver, Colorado is in this section, as well as any other storm chasing / weather-themed events such as parties, picnics, HAM radio, training and such.

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NSCC Music Presentation For 2010 (Chases Until 2009)


Above is a panoramic composite of two images of the National Storm Chaser Convention in Denver, Colorado (called "ChaserCon") in February 2010. The logo overlay (top inset) was the banner for this event that I designed myself. ChaserCon (also called NSCC) has been a bigger and better event as the years go by. This year, the event was from February 12th through the 14th, and nearly 300 storm chasers attended this event.

These are the folks (in the vendor area) from Severe Studios. Their expertise is streaming video, and they streamed the entire convention and provided coverage (on a subscription basis) for those unable to attend. The vendor area is separate from the main convention hall.
Here is the Tornado Videos (TVN) people at the 2010 convention in the vendor area.
This is a view of the main convention hall as the chase convention was getting underway on Saturday, February 13, 2010. More than 300 storm chasers attended this event, one of the biggest turnouts ever. Dr Josh Wurman is giving a presentation on the June 5 (Wyoming) tornado.
Here is one of the vendor booths where large format photos of severe weather for sale are displayed in "art gallery" style.
Here is a view of the presentation for Barons (WX Works) data services. This company was started just after the Huntsville tornado in November 1989, and provides satellite and weather data via XM satellite radio.
Here is Dr Greg Forbes, the severe weather expert on the Weather Channel, giving a presentation looking back on the past 10 years of severe weather and his career. He called the presentation "Storm Master G".
Tim Marchall opened up the convention with a sataristic parody of "The Matrix" called "May Tricks" ... He based this on the fact that the month of May "may or may not" be the best month for storm chasing!
Here is a video of Erik Rasmussen starting his presentation. He opened with the official definition of a tornado, and misconceptions and misnomers on such terminology.
Storm chaser Verne Carlson is here standing in front of one of his "unmanned air vehicles", an RC halicopter, he intends to use for UAV flight in a supercell environment.
Can you see anything wrong with this DOW (Doppler On Wheels) vehicle? It's missing the large radar dish antenna on the rear pedestal. This vehicle was on display in the front of the Red Lion Hotel by Dr Josh Wurman's team. The radar was currently undergoing major upgrades for the upcoming 2010 season.
One of the subjects at the convention was about chaser safety and resposibility. Chris Novy did a fantastic job at conveying these elements. The "boy balloon" media hoax is being talked about here.


Above is a group shot of some of the attendees at the the annual "Florida Keys Hurricane Chaser" BBQ and party hosted by Jim Leonard (second from right in the bottom row in the picture). The turnout for 2010 was fantastic with great food, fun, video presentations, and I even brought down my SeaDoo RXP-X for some fun on the beautiful Florida Keys water. Among some of the "veteran chasers" there were Steve Sponsler, Jim Leonard, Jim Edds, Jack Beven with the National Hurricane Center, Dave Lewison, and Scott Mc Parland, just to name a few. Over 30 people in total showed up, compared to about 12 people last year (2009).

Here is a picture of Jim Leonard, center (in the green shirt) and folks gathering around the barbacue grill during the start of the chaser get-together. Jeff Gammons is to the far right, and Jack Beven is to the far left.
Jim Edds showing the group (Kersten Mc Clung, Jeff Gammons, and Dave Lewison) the Adobe Lightroom software on his laptop.
My Sea Doo RXP-X (255 HP) was a big hit at the party as I was able to bring some people out on it for rides before the tide went out late in the day. With a top speed around 75 MPH, zipping over the water as fast as a hurricane was an experience many at the party enjoyed.
The group gathers on the waters edge at dusk, speaking with Anne and her film crew from Britain. These folks came all the way from England to interview and speak with a few of us at the event.
More "migling" in the front of Jim Leonard's place in the Keys. Tim Millar and part of the British fil crew are in the foreground.
Inside Jim's place was jammed with chasers enjoying "video" night, where many showed their best chase videos.


Folks enjoying storm chasing (tornado) and hurricane chasing footage at Derek Sibley's hurricane chaser party in December 2010.
Jack Beven from NHC and Derek Sibley watching hurricane footage at Derek Sibley's hurricane chaser party in December 2010.
Mike Laca browsing through some interesting satellite pictures at Derek Sibley's hurricane chaser party in December 2010.
Mingling at Tim Millar's hurricane / pilot party in Hollywood, FL on Dec 18, 2010. Tim is in the blue shirt to the right, Jim Leonard is standing in the doorway to the left.

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