Though it may not seem like it now, severe weather season is just around the corner. With tornadoes to our south earlier this week, we're watching trends for the onset of our own storms.
Along with our radars, it's important for meteorologists in the Storm Center to have extra eyes in the field. That way we can give you the information to help keep your family safe. That's also the same reason we break into programming with weather alerts.
Being on scene as severe weather happens allows us to compare radar trends with what's actually coming out of the clouds.
Researchers created the Vortex2 program to study these violent storms to better understand why some produce tornadoes and others don't. That should help us build longer lead times for tornado warnings.
KELO-TV is partnering with documentary filmmaker Sean Casey to show "Tornado Alley" at the Washington Pavilion. The film is the result of his eight-year mission to get inside a tornado… and make it out alive.
Because the more we know about tornados, the safer we all are.
Meet Casey this Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and win a chance to ride in his hand-crafted TIV. Meteorologists Scot Mundt and Brian Karstens will also be on hand this Saturday, leading a severe weather workshop. That free class starts at 10:00 a.m.