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Storm Safe visits Discovery Canyon and Bennett Ranch Elementary

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Posted at 5:21 PM, Feb 22, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-23 08:01:51-05

On Wednesday, Meteorologist Alex O'Brien visited with students to teach them about severe weather in Colorado, including winter storms, thunderstorms, tornadoes, flash floods, and wildfires.

First, she met with the 1st graders at Discovery Canyon Elementary. The students loved the hail experiment with the hair dryer and ping pong balls.

Then, she visited the 3rd graders at Bennett Ranch Elementary. The students had great questions about weather and being a meteorologist.


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