On Wednesday, Meteorologist Alan Rose visited the 5th graders at French Elementary and the 3rd graders at Ray E. Kilmer Elementary to talk about severe weather and how to be Storm Safe.
They covered the major severe weather types seen most frequently in Southern Colorado. These include tornadoes, thunderstorms, winter weather and dangerous floods, and learned that hail is our primary severe weather threat.
A highlight of the talk was a weather experiment using a hair dryer and ping pong balls, demonstrating the way hail forms in thunderstorms. Mr. Rose also used classroom volunteers to describe Earth's relationship to the sun, and how this creates different seasons.
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