The free event brings together Arizona weather professionals, storm chasers, and weather enthusiasts for a day of storm chasing tips, discussions, and general geeking out about extreme weather, especially monsoons. Each year, the members of MadWX, a group of Arizona storm chasers, invite weather specialists like media meteorologists to storm chasers to provide insight to other weather heads about the monsoon.
The event will be held at New City Church on Saturday, June 17. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., and the event starts promptly at 10. The majority of the convention will involve talks from the speakers, and the program will conclude with a showcase of the best storm-chasing videos from last year's monsoon season. According to event organizers, there will also be a tribute to Mad WX member Corbin Jaeger, who was killed in a car accident while chasing a storm in Texas.
Here's the full schedule for the event:
9:30 a.m.: Doors open
10-10:15 a.m.: Welcome
10:15-11 a.m.: Tribute to Corbin Jaeger
11-11:15 a.m.: Break/Vendor Booths
11:15 a.m.-noon: Storm-chaser John Sirlin
Noon to 1 p.m.: Lunch
1-1:45 p.m.: University of Arizona Meteorologist Mike Leuthold
1:45-2 p.m.: Break/Vendor Booths
2-2:45 p.m.: Flood Control District Meteorologist Daniel Henz
2:45-3 p.m.: Break/Vendor Booths
3-3:45 p.m.: Certified Consulting Meteorologist John Henz
3:45-4:30 p.m.: NWS Phoenix Meteorologist Ken Waters
4:30-4:45 p.m.: Closing
4:45 to 6 p.m. - Storm Chasing Video Showcase
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Monsoon Con website.