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8 April 2015

Severe Weather Preparedness

  • For the week of April 12, 2015
    For Severe Weather Awareness Week, Todd Krause, National Weather Service Warning Coordination Meteorologist, discusses weather preparedness

  • Part 1

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    (1:03) The transition from winter to spring; (1:36) The months most prone to tornadoes and severe weather; (1:57) The earliest month we’ve seen tornadoes in MN; (2:43) The latest month we’ve seen tornadoes; (3:03) What makes for spikes in severe weather; (3:48) How the weather service forecasts for severe weather; (4:42) How severe weather is categorized; (5:20) Issuing storm watches; (6:07) When thunderstorm warnings are issued; (6:56) What radar can tell us about storms; (7:45) The role of storm spotters; (9:07) How to become a storm spotter; (10:11) The precautions to take during a thunderstorm warning; (13:49) Flash flood warnings

  • Part 2

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    (:19) Storm chasers; (2:15) The dangers of photographing storms; (3:40) NOAA radio; (5:25) The 50th anniversary of the most destructive tornado in Twin Cities’ history; (7:52) The radio reports during the tornado; (8:32) Severe weather week and the state tornado drills
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