Yesterday’s storms gave us a chance to get an up-close-and-personal look at our current topic of study in science: severe weather! The tornado that ripped through Fort Stewart was spawned by a cold front that raced through our region. Today, we had a change to compare recent temperature and barometric pressure data (found using our LabDiscs) to see the differences in readings before and after the storm. Last evenings storms brought both a lowering of air pressure and temperature. The fact that this tornado happened right in the middle of Severe Weather Preparedness week is a sobering reminder about the need to be prepared for such occurrences. Check out the science shelf for a variety of checklists you can use to make sure you and your family are ready for future severe weather.
Fort Stewart, GA Tornado 2.3.16