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May 18, 2019
MonsoonCon Rolls Into Tucson for 2019
Previously held in Phoenix, MonsoonCon arrives at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Tucson, Arizona— May 18, 2019— Organizers announced today that MonsoonCon 2019 is being held at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum on June 22 in Tucson this year. MonsoonCon is a gathering of storm chasers, photographers, weather enthusiasts, and weather professionals every year at the start of the monsoon season to discuss Arizona’s amazing weather. This one-day event was previously held in Phoenix, but it is moving to the Old Pueblo thanks to a group of local photographers hosting the event.
“We’re extremely excited to share our passion for the monsoon with other photographers and weather geeks” saidLauren Bailey, local storm chaser and photographer. “Being able to see this immensely educational event continue in the same spirit as before is the biggest reason we’re doing this.”
Guest Speaker Line Up
Greg McCown is the keynote speaker for MonsoonCon. By day Greg works in Tucson real estate – however, he’s also widely known for his incredible photos that capture the beauty of the Sonoran Desert throughout the year. John Sirlin is an accomplished storm chaser with over 28 years of experience and offers storm chasing tours in both tornado alley and the desert southwest. Jeremy Perez resides in Flagstaff but can be found in Arizona or the Great Plains chasing tornadoes and other significant weather events. John Henz is a Certified Consulting Meteorolgist (CCM) and has over four decades of experience researching, predicting, and chasing severe thunderstorms. Finally, Emily Carpenter is a meteorologist who has worked as a forecaster for the National Weather Service for over 6 years in Tucson. Emily is also the Skywarn program coordinator helping to train Arizonans how to spot and report severe weather as it happens.
Train, Equip, Connect
This year’s MonsoonCon theme is “Train, Equip, Connect” and is designed for attendees to learn more about Arizona’s amazing weather, receive the knowledge and discover the tools that are needed to documenting storms safely, and to meet other weather enthusiasts. Attendees must register for the event by purchasing tickets exclusively through the website MonsoonCon.org and is being limited to a maximum of 130 tickets available for purchase.
Founded in2014 as Arizona ChaserCon by meteorologist and storm chasers Trey Greenwood, Christian Cleary, Adri Mozeris and Corbin Jaeger, MonsoonCon continues thanks to Tucson photographers Lauren Bailey, Justin Northcraft, and Liz Kemp.
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