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Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014

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Anatomy of a tornado

Weather experts to discuss September tornados outbreak


The Ohio University Scalia Laboratory for Atmospheric Analysis and the Department of Geography will co-host a discussion on the recent tornado activity in southeast Ohio at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, in Walter Hall 135.

Nick Webb and Andy Rouche of the National Weather Service Forecasting Office and other weather forecasters will offer an in-depth analysis of the Sept. 16 activities.

The goal of the presentation is to inform students and the local community about these types of weather occurrences and how they can be better prepared in the future.

Organizer of the event Ryan Fogt, an Ohio University assistant professor of geography and Scalia Lab Director, said he hopes that anyone interested in or affected by the Sept. 16 storms will attend.

"It will give people a greater appreciation for the weather in our area," Fogt said. "So many people were affected by the weather on Sept. 16. Our goal is to help them understand why these things
happen."

The student chapter of the American Meteorological Society will host an informal reception following the information session.