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NTWC 2020 Moves to New Marriott Courtyard

The National Tropical Weather Conference 2020 will take place at the new Courtyard South Padre Island.  The new hotel will open December 2019.


The new state-of-the-art lobby at Courtyard provides greater flexibility and choices for our conference attendees. At the center of it all is The Bistro, your destination for a great breakfast, or drinks and dinner during the evening.


You'll also enjoy inviting, flexible spaces where you can work or relax, free Wi-Fi throughout and easy access to the latest news, weather and airport conditions via GoBoard technology. Plus, there is a well-equipped fitness center, indoor pool and whirlpool that will help you stay refreshed and energized for the conference.


Room registration for NTWC 2020 will open in December 2019.

Preparing for Hurricane Season

The National Tropical Weather Conference is the nation’s forum for professional training in hurricane preparedness for media and business. The two day conference covers all major aspects of hurricane preparedness, providing a unique opportunity to learn from top experts in tropical meteorology.


The setting for the conference is along the beach of South Padre Island, Texas the site of several hurricane landfalls including Beulah and Dolly.


Attendees come from around the country to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season.  Dr. Philip Klotzbach launches the conference with the current hurricane seasonal forecast.

Professional Credit Available

The National Tropical Weather Conference offers 2 professional development credits to NWA and AMS broadcast members  and certificates to document participation in the conference.

Getting #HurricaneStrong

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HurricaneStrong is a national hurricane resilience initiative developed by Leslie Chapman-Henderson, President and CEO of the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes.  The initiative, which kicked off for the 2016 hurricane season is designed to save lives and homes through collaboration with leading organizations in the disaster safety movement.


The effort comes at a critical time as public awareness about hurricane readiness is declining due to fewer land-falling storms in the Atlantic.  The collaboration offers empowering hurricane safety and mitigation information through business summits, digital channels, events, home improvement store workshops, media outreach, school lesson plans, and a social media campaign featuring a #HurricaneStrong “Pose”.


Join Mark Sudduth on a journey into a new chapter in the "Tracking the Hurricanes" series.

Follow along as Mark develops new technologies, including the weather balloon project: HURRB and an unmanned camera system that would ultimately be put in to to use during hurricanes Hermine and Matthew in 2016.


Who Should Attend?

• National and Local Broadcast Media

• Meteorologists

• Insurance Companies

• Private Industry

• Public & Private Utility Companies

• Oil and Gas Industry

• Fleet Operations Companies

• Marine Operations Companies

• Public Safety Officials

• Students



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