Mesoscale Convection. Derechos. Haboobs. Virga. Microbursts. Record-setting hail. Electrifying thunderstorms. Throw in a tornado and what have you got? Spring and summer weather extremes ripe for scientific study.

Education Spotlights

Tornado Teaching Box, Source: NCAR

Tornadoes Teaching Box

Find resources to help students learn why and where tornadoes happen and how these weather events impact people’s lives.

General public, Informal education, Grades 3-12