TESSA Mission Statement

Founded in 1993, the Texas Severe Storms Association (TESSA) is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit organization founded to bring together both amateur and professional severe weather scientists in an attempt to better understand dangerous storms through the collection and diffusion of knowledge.

Board of Directors

Martin Lisius, Chairman, Executive Director
Chris Scott, Asst. Executive Director
Kyle Carrick, Treasurer
Dr. Herbert Fiala, Trustee
William Reid, Trustee
Glenn Wise, Trustee

TESSA does not offer membership services. Current efforts are focused on severe weather education projects such as the Texas Storm Conference, which is free and open to the public. The conference is held every other year in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex. Details about the annual conference are posted at this web site.


“At TESSA, we are committed to severe weather safety and act as an important link in the integrated warning system.”

Martin Lisius  |  Chairman


The 2020 National Storm Conference

When: Saturday, March 7, 2020, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Bob Duncan Center, Arlington, Texas

The National Storm Conference is a full day of presentations from some of the top severe weather experts in the country. Storm spotters, chasers, forecasters, researchers, emergency managers and others gather at the conference for a day of learning and fun. It's free and open to the public, so come and join us for the biggest event in Tornado Alley! 

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