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Storm chaser to tell NE about dangerous weather

Storm chaser Martin Lisius films a tornado. Lisius will speak at a severe weather workshop March 10 on NE Campus. Photo courtesy Martin Lisius
Storm chaser Martin Lisius films a tornado. Lisius will speak at a severe weather workshop March 10 on NE Campus.
Photo courtesy Martin Lisius

Students wanting to learn more about the safety of tornado situations and storm chasing can do so during Weather Workshop today on NE Campus.

The March 10 workshop will focus on weather safety with a display of pictures and clips of hurricanes, tornadoes and severe storms before the mid-weather season starts.

“Our hope is that students come away from the workshop with a lot more understanding of how these storms form and students think about their action if they happen to run into severe weather conditions as well as inspire some to explore their career options in the field of meteorology,” said Kari Corbin, student development services senior secretary and the event organizer.

The guest speaker is Martin Lisius, founder and chairman of Texas Severe Storms Association, a national non-profit dedicated to severe weather education. Lisius photographed the first-ever violent class tornado on 35 mm motion picture film in 1988.

President of Tempest Tours, a storm-chasing expedition company founded in 2000, Lisius directed, co-produced and co-wrote StormWatch for the National Weather Service. The film is used nationwide as the official storm-spotter training video.

The session is 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615A) for interested students. Admission is free with no reservations needed.

— Celeste Growden

 
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