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Get to Know a Storm Chaser

April 16, 2009 6:05 AM | News

Storm ChaserDr. John Hanesiak will provide a ‘sneak peak’ at the day in the life of a storm chaser tonight. Topics covered will include recent storms such as the 2007 Elie, Manitoba tornado — Canada’s first F5 tornado event — and how research could help save lives by better predicting severe storms. Current severe storm knowledge and research, including the storm environment, structure, motion, evolution and conceptual models of how tornadoes form will be highlighted.

“A Day in the Life of a Storm Chaser” will take place at the Robert B. Schultz Lecture Theatre, St John’s College, Fort Garry Campus, University of Manitoba beginning at 7:00 p.m. Admission and parking are both free.

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