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Safety First When Chasing Storms

April 21, 2014, 7:15 AM by Stephanie Gregory

Safety First When Chasing Storms

When bad weather happens, KELOLAND trained meteorologist use tools, like a stormtracker car called Dorothy to chase storms. The planning that goes into a storm chase begins days before the storm.

"Safety is our primary concern. When we're out doing this we take a lot of precautions and try to navigate with safety in mind knowing where these storms are going, where they are headed what they are doing," Meteorologist Brian Karstens said.

Karstens and KELOLAND’s team of meteorologists plan their storm chasing path days in advance of a storm. He says not just anyone should jump in their car and find the potentially deadly storm.

"It's not for, again, watching clouds and just deciding to go out on a storm chase because there are so many variables that can make it so dangerous when you do get close to a storm," Karstens said.

Last year, a deadly storm chasing accident hit close to home when a trained, very experienced professional was killed chasing a storm. It’s a reminder of just how dangerous mother nature can be.

"We do know too, based on what happened last year with Tim Samaras, a very experienced storm chaser who lost his life with a couple of others, those kind of seniors just remind us of how dangerous storms can be and that is why safety is number one," said Karstens.     

If you want to learn more about storms and our meteorologist storm chasing you can watch the KELOLAND Live Doppler HD Spring Special Monday night on KELOLAND-TV at 6:30 p.m.

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