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Storm Safe visits McAuliffe and Buena Vista Elementary

Buena Vista elementary
Posted at 3:11 PM, Sep 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-29 18:31:28-04

Meteorologist Alex O'Brien visited with elementary students in Colorado Springs today. They learned about winter storms, thunderstorms, tornadoes, and flash floods. The students now know how to respond to severe weather in Colorado.

First she met with 4th grade students from McAuliffe Elementary in Mrs. Lovins' and Mrs. Sand's classes. They made their own 7-day forecast for this week!

Then, Alex met with the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders at Buena Vista Elementary in Ms. Jill’s class, Ms. Chimene’s class, Ms. Kirstin's class, and Ms. Karen's class. The students were awesome listeners.


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They'll find useful and fun information on winter storms, thunderstorms, lightning, hail, strong winds, tornadoes, flooding, how to be a safety kid, cool ideas for safe at-home experiments, and more!

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