Gary Cannalte

Gary Cannalte

Dark Skies Severe Weather Seminar Master of Ceremonies

  • Chief Meteorologist from August, 1999 to present. Morning meteorologist from September, 1990 to August, 1999. On-air television Meteorologist for 5, 6, 9, and 10 PM newscasts.
  • Provide live and recorded weekday morning and afternoon weather forecasts for radio stations WMGN, WWQM, and WTDY in Madison, WI, WCLO and WJVL in Janesville, WI, WGLR-AM/FM in Lancaster, WI and WPVL-AM/FM in Platteville, WI.
  • Provide daily forecast updates and weather content for Channel 3000 web site (www.channel3000.com).
  • Present weather educational talks for schools and severe weather seminars for businesses and the general public.

Tim Halbach

Tim Halbach

Warning Coordination Meteorologist at National Weather Service-Milwaukee


Dave Janda

Assistant Emergency Management Director at Dane County – Preparedness


Dr. Louis Uccellini

Assistant Administrator for Weather Services, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and Director, National Weather Service


Dr. Leigh Orf

Dr. Leigh Orf

Observing and Modeling Supercell Thunderstorms and Tornadoes

  • Associate Scientist, Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Systems (CIMSS).
  • His research focuses on severe weather, including supercell thunderstorms, tornadoes, & downburst
  • He is especially interested in obtaining new insight into the atmosphere by efficiently utilizing high-performance computing (HPC) resources, such as the Blue Waters supercomputer.
  • His past presentations have included the International Computing for the Atmospheric Sciences Symposium, Sept. 15, 2015, Annecy, France – Valparaiso University 13th Annual Great Lakes Meteorology Conference & the 19th annual Severe Storms & Doppler Radar Conference.

Gabriel Garriga

Community Preparedness Program Specialist
FEMA, Region V


Bill Eberle

Bill Eberle

American Family Insurance
Personal Lines Product Research Senior Specialist

  • New home construction
  • Homeowner’s insurance policy

Taylor DeWinter


Dr. Shane Hubbard

Associate Researcher Space Science and Engineering Center University of Wisconsin

Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Systems (CIMSS)