The 8th annual Southeast Severe Storms Symposium starts today on the MSU campus. This event, sponsored by the East Mississippi Chapter of the NWA and AMS, will feature broadcast and operational meteorology speakers from around the country. Today is the broadcaster's workshop and will include presentations from Dave Freeman of KSN in Wichita, Kansas and Reynolds Wolf of CNN in Atlanta. Tomorrow's speakers include meteorologists from National Weather Service offices in Jackson, Memphis, Morristown, Birmingham, and Huntsville who will speak on a wide range of historical severe weather events, technology, and phenomena. I'll be there for a few presentations today and for a good portion of tomorrow's. To see the complete agenda, click here.
Severe weather (ironically) canceled the symposium in March of this year, but it doesn't look like that will happen again. A few storms will be around the Starkville area this afternoon, and daily storm chances will continue through the weekend.