TESSA Celebrating 20 years of service to the community.
The Texas Severe Storms Association 

Join us for the biggest event in Tornado Alley.

The 2016 National Storm Conference
Saturday, March 5, 2016, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Colleyville Center, Colleyville, Texas

The National Storm Conference is a full day of presentations from some of the top severe weather experts in the country.  Storm spotters, chasers, forecasters, researchers, emergency managers and others gather at the conference for a day of learning and fun.  It's free and open to the public, so come and join us for the biggest event in Tornado Alley!

The National Storm Conference is free and open to the public.  Registration is not required.  Arrive early, seating is limited.

The 2014 National Storm Conference was a big success. Thanks to all who attended, and to these sponsors:

NBC5 Weather Team
Primary Sponsor

Tempest Tours, Inc.
Primary Sponsor

Environmental Research
Primary Sponsor

Baron Services
Primary Sponsor

Family Safe of Texas
Primary Sponsor

Valley Storm Shelters
Contributing Sponsor

Arlington Camera

Conference Overview    Directions Lodging and Parking    Become a Conference Sponsor or Vendor    2014 Conference Agenda   

Give to TESSA and Severe Weather Education    Alan R. Moller Severe Weather Education and Research Scholarship   2014 Conference Invitation

2014 Co-Sponsors:
North Texas Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, and the National Weather Association

2014 Conference Vendors: Arlington Camera, American Tornado Shelter Assoc, SkywarnSupply.com,
North Central Texas Council of Governments (COG)

2014 Presenters

Gary Woodall - MIC, National Weather Service, PHX
Greg Stumpf, National Severe Storms Laboratory
Clint Perkins, Hood County EMS
Tim Marshall, HAAG Engineering
Martin Lisius, TESSA
Gabriel Garfield, National Weather Service, OUN
Chris Novy, WX-CHASE Founder

$1070.00 RAOB software package donated by Environmental Research Services, LLC will be raffled off at the conference.
Baron Services will be providing a Generation 3 Mobile Threat Net unit (worth $1154.00) as a raffle item.   

Take the Conference Storm Spotter Convoy Challenge       
Texas Governor Rick Perry's welcome to the conference

An enthusiastic crowd turns out for the National Storm Conference.  Photo Sam Barricklow.  National Weather Service forecaster and conference presenter Gary Woodall (right) meets with the media.  Photo Martin Lisius.

Veteran chasers gather for a tribute to David Hoadley (front center).  David, the first-ever storm chaser, celebrated his 50th year of storm chasing in 2006. Total number of tornadoes witnessed by this group: 4163. Photo by Sam Barricklow.

StormWatch DVD 
The invaluable training tool utilized by storm spotters nationwide.
Be prepared when storms strike.  Click here to get your copy of TESSA's StormWatch now. 

Review our Severe Weather Safety Tips

National Weather Service Severe Weather Awareness Week Schedule

We're not talking just salad!  We're talking stick-to-your-ribs fare like chicken fried steak, barbeque, steaks, carne guisada, homemade pies, and pancakes stacked a mile high. By popular demand, we've made the Tornado Alley Restaurant Guide from our Storm Chaser's Guide available on-line.  Click here to begin. Bon appetite!

TESSA T-shirts and Decals now available!

The Texas Severe Storms Association (TESSA) is a 501(c)(3)  non-profit organization dedicated to severe weather research and education.

PO Box 122222
Arlington, Texas 76012