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Storm Fury On The Plains Coming

Todd Pittenger - January 26, 2014 7:30 am

Listen to National Weather Service Meteorologist Chance Hayes on the KSAL Morning News Tuesday at 8:25am.

Listen to National Weather Service Meteorologist Chance Hayes on the KSAL Morning News Tuesday at 8:25am.

A “Storm Fury On The Plains” will soon be rolling across Kansas. National Weather Service meteorologists are preparing to spread out across the state and present their annual spring severe weather safety and spotter classes.

The annual “Storm Fury on The Plains” presentations from the Wichita office begin on February 10th. Those who attend will learn the basics of thunderstorm development, storm structure, the features to look for, and where to find them. What, when and how to report information as well as basic severe weather safety are also covered.

According to the Wichita office, their sessions are a multi-media presentation, which includes detailed video. These spotter classes typically take about 1½ to 2 hours, and are open to the public.

The Topeka office says their their 2014 show will focus on severe storm safety, preparedness, and awareness. Storm structure and accurate identification of important cloud features associated with supercell and squall line thunderstorms are also touched on.

All of the sessions are are free. No prior experience is required, and there is no registration necessary to attend. Anyone who has an interest in severe weather is encouraged to attend.

Complete list of area times and locations:

Wichita office presentations: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ict/?n=spottertalks

Topeka office presentations: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/top/?n=talks

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