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Forecaster Training Makes A Difference In Recent Tornadoes

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April 20, 1998
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University Corporation For Atmospheric Research
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Over the past year, forecasters in Alabama and Florida--where tornadoes have killed more than 75 people--honed their storm-prediction skills with two training modules released by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research on CD-ROM. The modules help users to peg storm types in advance based on a blend of weather ingredients.

BOULDER--Tornado-bearing thunderstorms raced across central Alabama just after dark on April 8. In their wake, 34 people died, with several other deaths reported in Mississippi and Georgia. Tragic as it was, the high death toll wasn't for lack of official notice. Tornado watches were issued hours before the twisters struck, and 36 warnings from the National Weather Service (NWS) in Birmingham, Alabama, gave residents an average of 13 minutes to seek shelter.


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