|My friend Karla Dorman came to the AMS talk.|
The Joplin tornado is one of the few times the warning system has not performed well during the last decade and I wanted to share what I had learned with the meteorologists on the front lines. Lively discussion back and forth ensued and lasted well after the meeting had officially ended. They even brought up the recorded weather radar from the Joplin event (after most everyone else had left) and we discussed the storm and warning strategy on a frame-by-frame basis.
I want to thank my friend Greg Story and everyone who attended for the hospitality. As they learned last night: I can be bribed with superb chocolate chip cookies.