Severe Weather

August 06, 2004

It's estimated that 100,000 thunderstorms occur every year in the United States. They affect relatively small areas compared to winter storms and hurricanes, but can be dangerous, capable of producing tornadoes, lightning and hail. This morning on Focus, Donna Charlevoix and Glen Romine will join us from the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois. We'll talk about how storms form and how forecasters work to predict their movements.

Guests: Donna Charlevoix (lecturer in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois; co-author of Severe and Hazardous Weather) and Glen Romine (member of the convective modeling research group in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois)