WeatherStorm Safe


Storm Safe visits Columbia and John Adams Elementary

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Posted at 2:44 PM, Mar 01, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-02 21:20:45-05

On Wednesday, Meteorologist Alex O'Brien visited students in Colorado Springs to teach them about severe weather in Colorado and how to stay safe.

First, she visited the 3rd graders at Columbia Elementary School. They were awesome listeners and they learned how hail forms in a thunderstorm.

Then, she visited the kindergarteners at John Adams Elementary. The students loved the hail experiment and they learned the weather dance.


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