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“Storm Fury” Coming To Salina Wednesday

Todd Pittenger - February 16, 2015 6:16 am

The storm dropped a large tornado west of Interstate 135 in rural Ottawa County. (Cirrus Weather photo by Jerry Schumacher)

A “Storm Fury On The Plains” started rolling across Kansas last week. National Weather Service meteorologists are spreading out across the state and presenting their annual spring severe weather safety and spotter classes.

The annual “Storm Fury on The Plains” presentations from the Wichita office are underway. The session in Salina is this week, on Wednesday, at Salina South High School. A session from the Topeka National Weather Service is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11th, in Minneapolis.

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 2015 shows are focusing 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

Topeka office presentations

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