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by Rich Thompson
 
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Bio
Education
  • The University of Oklahoma (1989-1992) Master of Science Degree in Meteorology
  • The University of Oklahoma (1985-1989) Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology
Professional Employment
  • Lead Forecaster, NWS Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK (NOV 2000 - present)
  • Mesoscale Forecaster, NWS Storm Prediction Center (JAN 1996 - SEP 1996 in Kansas City, MO; OCT 1996- OCT 2000 in Norman, OK)
  • SELS Assistant (Outlook Forecaster), National Severe Storms Forecast Center, Kansas City, MO (JUL 1994 - JAN 1996)
  • Meteorologist Intern, NWS Houston, TX (DEC 1992 - JUL 1994)
Professional Awards
  • 2017 NWA Dr. T. Theodore Fujita Research Achievement Award
  • 2017 AMS Editor's Award for Weather and Forecasting
  • 2015 NWS Southern Region BLAST workshop participant
  • 2012 Local Isaac Cline Award (operational leadership/teamwork and forecast applications)
  • 2012 Department of Commerce Silver Medal (SPC group award: 27 April 2011 tornado outbreak)
  • 2011 NWA Operational Achievement Group Award (with Phillip Bothwell, John Hart, and Corey Mead: SPC mesoanalysis web pages)
  • 2009 Department of Commerce Bronze Medal (SPC group award: 5 February 2008 "Super Tuesday" tornado outbreak)
  • 2007 Department of Commerce Silver Medal (with Chris Broyles: first Day 2 "High Risk" 4/7/06)
  • 2005 National Isaac Cline Award in Meteorology (development of SPC probability forecasts and composite parameters)
  • 2004 Department of Commerce Gold Medal (SPC group award: 4-10 May 2003 tornado outbreaks)
Professional Service
  • Co-instructor for Applications of Meteorological Theory to Severe Thunderstorm Forecasting METR 5403/4403 (with Dr. Ariel Cohen and Dr. Steven Cavallo, University of Oklahoma, spring semesters 2015-2017)
  • Five ~15 min video modules on supercell and tornado forecasting for the Warning Decision Training Division's 2017 Warning Operations Course
  • Working Group to evaluate Physical Science Objectives for VORTEX-SE (2016)
  • The Meteorology of Tornado Forecasting workshop at the University of Oklahoma (9 sessions, ~1.5 hrs each from February-April 2015)
  • Associate Editor for Weather and Forecasting (2014-2017)
  • AMS Committee on Severe Local Storms (2012-2018)
  • Reviewer for Weather and Forecasting and Monthly Weather Review (35 manuscripts, 1996-present)
  • Reviewer for Electronic J. Severe Storms Meteor, NWA Journal of Operational Meteorology., and National Weather Digest (14 manuscripts, 2006-present)
  • Reviewer for BAMS (2 manuscripts, 2001-present)
  • Reviewer for Atmospheric Research (2 manuscripts, 2007-present)
  • Reviewer for Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan (1 manuscript, 2017)
  • Session Chair (2), 23rd AMS Conf. on Severe Local Storms (2006)
  • Session Chair (11A), 22nd AMS Conf. on Severe Local Storms (2004)
  • Session Chair (4), 19th AMS Conf. on Severe Local Storms (1998)
  • Member of the NWA and AMS
Formal Publications
Conference Proceedings
Informal Publications
Invited Presentations
  • June 2016 - ESSL Testbed, Wiener Neustadt, Austria.
  • April 2016 - keynote speaker at Southeast Severe Storms Symposium on tornado intensity estimates via storm environment and radar attributes, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS.
  • March 2016 - keynote speaker at Southeastern Coastal and Atmospheric Processes Symposium on tornado intensity estimates via storm environment and radar attributes, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL.
  • February 2016 - WDTD "Storm of the Month" webinar on WSR-88D estimates of tornado intensity, Norman, OK.
  • August 2015 - tornado detection and warning strategies, webinar for Northern Plains SOO Workshop, Sioux Falls, SD.
  • February-March 2015 - guest instructor on supercells and tornadoes for Applications of Meteorological Theory to Severe Thunderstorm Forecasting METR 5803/4803(Drs. Ariel Cohen and Steven Cavallo), University of Oklahoma.
  • February 2015 - supercells and tornadoes, 17th National Storm Chaser Convention, Denver CO.
  • March 2013 - convective modes and the near-storm environments with supercell and QLCS tornadoes, webinar for NWS Dodge City KS.
  • March 2012 - convective modes and the near-storm environments with supercell and QLCS tornadoes, webinar for NWS Raleigh NC.
  • February 2012 - climatology of spring supercells and tornadoes, 14th National Storm Chaser Convention, Denver CO.
  • March 2011 - convective modes and near-storm environments with significant severe thunderstorms, webinar for Midwest Bow Echo Workshop, St. Louis MO.
  • February 2009 - High risk verification and tornado forecasting, 11th National Storm Chaser Convention, Denver CO.
  • January 2008 - operational tornado forecasting, Japanese Meteorological Agency, Tokyo, Japan.
  • March 2007 - featured presentation on tornado forecasting at annual TESSA meeting, Colleyville TX.
  • April 2006 - supercell and tornado forecasting, NWS Dodge City KS.
  • March 2006 - supercell and tornado forecasting, Ball State University, Muncie IN.
  • October 2005 - proximity soundings and watch process, NWS Great Divide Workshop, Great Falls MT and NWS Billings MT.
  • July 2004 - SPC operations and proximity soundings, NWS Memphis TN and Little Rock AR.
  • April 2004 - SPC operations and proximity soundings, NWS Springfield MO.
  • February 2004 - thunderstorm forecasting, Aviation Weather Center (CCFP), Kansas City MO.
  • January 2003 - SPC mesoanalysis products, NWS Warning Decision Making Workshop, Boulder CO.
  • March 2002 - tornado forecasting, College of DuPage Severe Weather Symposium, Wheaton IL.
  • April 2001 - tornado forecasting, Texas A&M University, College Station TX.
  • May 2000 - National Symposium on the Great Plains Tornado Outbreak of 3 May 1999, Oklahoma City OK.
  • April 2000 - SPC probability forecasts, NWS Norman OK.
  • April 2000 - SPC probability forecasts, NWS Warning Decision Making Workshop, Boulder CO.
  • March 2000 - severe storm forecasting, University of Oklahoma.
  • February 2000 - SPC probability forecasts, NWS Pleasant Hill MO.
  • January 2000 - The impacts of VORTEX on forecast operations, VORTEX Symposium, Amer. Meteor. Soc. annual meeting, Long Beach CA.
  • July 1998 - SPC operations, NWS Downburst Prediction Workshop, Boulder CO.
  • March 1998 - severe storm forecasting and estimating wind/hail, College of DuPage multi-county spotter training, Wheaton IL.
  • March 1997 - guest instructor for Advanced Forecasting Techniques METR 5463 (Dr. Charles A. Doswell III), University of Oklahoma.
  • March 1995 - severe storm forecasting, College of DuPage multi-county spotter training.
  • November 1992 - air mass modification and moisture return, NWS Houston TX and New Braunfels TX.
  • March 1992 - air mass modification and moisture return, NWS Slidell LA.