Scott Steiger's Page

Hello and welcome to my website!  As you can see in the picture above and below I am attracted to active weather, both warm and cold season phenomena!  The tornado occurred on 5 June 2009 in Goshen County, Wyoming during the SUNY Oswego Storm Forecasting and Observation Program and Project VORTEX-2 while the 50+ inches of snow fell on Oswego in late January 2004.  I love teaching and showing students how to observe the weather and interpret those observations.  My research interests are focused on understanding the microphysics (particle types in the clouds; e.g., rain vs. snow) and the electrification of lake-effect storms.  I am also interested in understanding why some rotating supercell thunderstorms produce tornadoes while others do not.


It is a dream come true to be a professor and to talk about the weather all day, but my main passion is caring for my family.  I have an awesome wife and two boys who are the light of my life!  To them I dedicate all my accomplishments, which mean nothing without them!

Cheers, Scott

Course Info.

Class Contract                                          CV/resum

met100                                                     Lake-effect Storm Center                                    

met210                                                     Storm Chasing Program                                               











Meteorology Program webpages

Weather webgems

Greg Stumpf (Oswego alum.) Talks (9/7/05):

Tornado Damage Surveys

Severe Weather Warning Technology


Oswego Land Breeze 28 January 2005 (may have to rotate pics)

   See NWS documentation of this event at

College of DuPage Storm Chase Class 2005 (may have to rotate pics)

   Texas Tech Debris Cannon, ABC-7 News story (Media Player)

SUNY Oswego Storm Program 2007

Oswego, NY Downburst 10 June 2008

SUNY Oswego Storm Program Report 2009

SUNY Oswego Storm Program Report 2010

    Significant weather observations by Kevin Smith

SUNY Oswego Storm Program Report 2011