On Tuesday the Bismarck-Mandan area, as well as more than half the state of North Dakota, was under a Tornado Watch. This prediction of tornadoes requires someone with a large science background. Meteorology (the scientific study of the atmosphere) is just one branch of the atmospheric sciences and requires specific knowledge to help predict potentially dangerous conditions that could become harmful. Hence, science becomes the factor when helping predict potentially harmful storms. Please visit NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory information page on tornadoes to learn about the science behind nature’s most violent storm. On Tuesday a supercell in Divide County, only 3/4 mile from the Canadian border, was filmed using TVNWeather.com’s Dominator 2. They will be using this footage on their webisode series, as soon as it is up and running. Watch it now!

Arin, Educational Outreach Coordinator