Thursday, February 4, 2016

Wild Weather!

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

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