The Tornado Hunt - Experiences from The Weather Channel (Invited Presentation)

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014: 2:00 PM
Georgia Ballroom 1 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Mike Bettes, The Weather Channel, Atlanta, GA

May 31, 2013: How a Particularly Dangerous Situation became just that for residents and storm chasers in El Reno, Oklahoma. What events led to experienced forecasters being overtaken by a violent EF-3 tornado? The Weather Channel's Mike Bettes examines the unique behavior of the El Reno tornado that injured him and his crew and ultimately took the life of renowned tornado researcher Tim Samaras.