Exercise Summary

Region B NWS Storm Spotter Networking Plan Seminar
Date & Time
Oct 20, 2021 from 10AM - 11AM
Virtual Exercise
virtual, MO 65101
Point of Contact
Sheila Huddleston, Kevin Deitsch, and Jeffrey Alton
Number of Participants
Max Attendance
None Set
B (Regional Only )
Mission Area

A NWS Norman (OK) Forecast Office representative along with other NWS folks will share information about spotter networks in Tornado Alley (i.e., how they are organized, success stories etc.) especially in areas of poor radar coverage similar to that experienced in Region B/Northeast Missouri.


Educate participants on the use and importance of storm spotter networks.
Core Capabilities: Public Information And Warning

Share any pitfalls or other issues with developing spotter networks in areas that lack good radar coverage.
Core Capabilities: Operational Coordination

Provide information on successful storm spotter networks in and around Norman, Oklahoma.
Core Capabilities: Operational Coordination

Threat / Hazard
Severe Thunderstorms
Other (Region B)
EMPG Eligible
Registrant Notes

Note: This will be a virtual offering.
You will receive the WebEX link a few days prior to the seminar.

Exercise Roster

Exercise registrants will be listed here along with their contributing role.

Name Organization
Alton, Jeffrey SEMA/Region B Coordinator
Andrew, Paul Putnam County EMD
Bailey, Andy National Weather Service
Blaise, Cheryl Macon County Health Department
Cheney, Melinda Central Jackson County Emergency Management Agency
Cook, Jon Kirksville Fire Dept
Creed, Shelby Linn County EMA/Dispatch
Deitsch, Kevin National Weather Service - St. Louis
Dye, Shari Macon County EMD
Hark, John City of Hannibal/Marion County
Huddleston, Sheila SEMA
Ketsenburg, Ronnie Monroe City Ambulance District
Kreeger, Steven Jasper County AEC
McLane, Stephen MO DNR
Parks, Dusty City of Brookfield
Putnam, Cory Monroe County Joint Communications
Ryan, Don City of Moberly
simison, quinton BASF Corporation
Stallo, Jamie City of Brookfield
SWISHER, CHRIS University of Missouri
Vary, Don Marion Co. ARES/ District B Assistant Emergency Coordinator