Members of the St. Louis Storm Chasers spent the evenings of 6/17 and 6/18 at the Muny of St. Louis’s pre show for The Wizard of Oz, which I must say was well done.
Our group talked to the kids and had them try their luck at creating their own tornado in a jar. Families took home instructions for simple weather experiments as well as hundreds of images of tornadoes, wall clouds, lightning, mammatus clouds, and star trails.
A fun two evenings sharing our passion for weather with the St. Louis community!
Usually most don’t think of a tornado as just a cloud. Tornados are clouds in fact there are many different types of clouds you may not be familiar with and the Cloud Chart provided by the NWS can give you a more in depth look at Clouds. (Cloud Chart)
Check the Schedule with the national weather service to see if a class is available in your area. Classes are free and everyone is encouraged to become more familiar with Severe Weather in your area. Preparation and accurate reporting helps everyone and it saves lives. (Schedule)
You are not safe anywhere outside. Run to a safe building or vehicle when you first hear thunder, see lightning or observe dark threatening clouds developing overhead. Stay inside until 30 minutes after you hear the last clap of thunder. Do not shelter under trees. – NWS(LIGHTNING SAFETY)