Monday, April 26, 2021

The Story of How the Storm Warning System Came to Be

As we get into the statistical heart of tornado season 2021, this is the only book on the topic of how the storm warning system came to be: Warnings: The True Story of How Science Tamed the Weather

The warning system doesn't just encompass tornado warnings, 

  • Did you know that downbursts were once the #1 cause of commercial airliner crashes? Because of one courageous meteorologist, the last U.S. downburst crash was in 1994. 
  • A single unwarned U.S. hurricane killed 8,000 people (which would be 13,000 today due to population increase). We've prevented that type of disaster. 
  • The evacuation ahead of Hurricane Katrina was one of the largest peacetime evacuations in U.S. history -- and it saved 40,000+ lives. 
With graduations, Mother's Day and Father's Day coming up, I hope you'll consider picking up a copy. 

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