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Storm Safe visits Stetson Elementary School

Posted: 4:08 PM, Feb 12, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-12 20:54:43-05
Storm Safe at Stetson Elementary
Storm Safe at Stetson Elementary

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — On Wednesday, Meteorologist Alan Rose visited the 4th graders at Stetson Elementary School to talk about severe weather and how to be Storm Safe.

They went through the main severe weather types seen most frequently in Southern Colorado, which includes 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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