PRESENTATIONs & Training
Pricing and presentations
$150 - 30 Minute Presentation
At Illinois Storm Chasers, we feel compelled to bring you the best weather coverage out of any resource or entity within the state of Illinois. Not only do we want to bring you the weather quickly and accurately, but we also try to be as professional as possible. As such, we offer several opportunities to come out to your location and give professional based training opportunities or presentations for your club, school, or public safety operations. Over the past several years, Illinois Storm Chasers has conducted several hundred speaking presentations across Illinois. From professionally run conferences to cub scouts, Illinois Storm Chasers is where you go when you want to learn about the weather! We also offer live, on site "Decision Support Services". We are on site annually at the marathons and triathlons in downtown Chicago, as well as many other festivals. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any opportunity at: firstname.lastname@example.org - Please leave as detailed an email as you can about potential dates, topics, event info or other requests.
Illinois Storm Chasers is now offering private forecasting! This is usually geared towards businesses that have operations that are dependent on the weather, such as landscaping and snow plowing companies. Some features may include; precise/location and time based forecasting, updates as much as two times a day and potentially more during significant weather events, as well as longer range forecasts. The exact extent, features and cost will be based around what you are looking for as a company. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any opportunity at: email@example.com - Please leave as detailed an email as you can about your company and what your forecasting needs may be.
$225 - 1 Hour Presentation
$300 - 1 1/2 Hours Presentation
$400 - 2 Hour Presentation
$500 - All Day Seminar
dECISION SUPPORT Services
Inquire via email, rates starting at $750.00.
*Specialized requests/presentations are available, please inquire.
Example Presentation Types
Severe Weather Edu & Preparedness
Storm Chasing 101
Storm Spotter Training
What presentation is right for me or my organization?
A presentation geared both towards the young child who loves storms, but also the young child that fears them. This presentation highlights what conditions will come together to form severe storms, how many days a year they happen in that specific location, and ways to know when the weather will cause you and your family the need to take action. This interactive presentation will allow the speakers to both teach and engage students/children by using several photos and videos from out in the field storm chasing. At the end, an extensive question and answer session will be held.
Advanced Spotter Training
This course will briefly recap what you already know as a storm spotter and detail basic forecasting, basic storm structure, as well as recapping the resources to use while out storm spotting. The main purpose of this presentation will be getting in depth with how to make an actual forecast, some advanced features to look for physically when out spotting, and also how to read radar while out spotting. Being able to identify radar is an essential part of your safety and success. This presentation is designed to challenger your mind as we give several scenarios via radar, live video, and photos to help you make a decision as a storm spotter. It is interactive and based on audience participation.
A presentation that details local climatology, how storms form, why storms form specifically the way they do in our region, and an in depth look at storm chasing and spotting. This presentation is geared toward adults who want to have a better understanding about our daily weather and have always wanted to know things, such as why the sky turns green in a severe thunderstorms, or is my crawl space a safe place to go during a tornado. Our presentation is usually wrapped up with a question and answer session, and by showing several storm chasing videos and explaining why we like to storm chase and generally on what not to do when you are out there or have a vesting interest in storm chasing in the future.
Large Venue Presentations
Illinois Storm Chasers is available to come speak at large auditoriums and events about the weather. Our highest attended venue had over 1,000 people. This presentation is geared toward multiple jurisdictions, school districts, and/or communities. Our talks are usually based on customized preference from the site organizer. We have given 50th anniversary talks about a deadly storm that impacted the region, to spotter training, to talks about understanding why it's okay to fear severe weather and ways to get over that fear. Please inquire as we can do our best to customize a talk specifically for you and your organization.
STANDARD spotter training
This presentation will give the audience a generalized overview of what it takes to become a storm spotter. The presentation begins with a basic overview on how storms form and why they form in our region, before transitioning into resources to better help the storm spotter prepare for a severe weather day. We will give several web-based resources with regard to additional training and weather forecasting guidance. Part of the presentation will be focused towards visually identifying types of thunderstorms and specifically breaking down what types of storms to expect and what type of hazard. The presentation overall is geared storm structure, spotter safety and hazard recognition. The presentation ends with the correct way to submit a spotter report to the National Weather Service office.
all day decision support SPECIALIZATION
Looking for live forecast guidance either in person or via social media? Inquire! We have traveled all over the state for multi-day festivals or large events that need a close watch on the weather.Our largest venue has been the Trans-American Chicago Triathlon in Downtown Chicago, where nearly half a million people were in attendance. We usually send two employees to watch several radars, live data, and take hourly weather observations to help site directors make the safest decisions for people in attendance. This is something we will need advanced notice for, as travel arrangements may become necessary.