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March 26, 2018

Seminar today by The Weather Channel's Greg Forbes

Submitted by Sherry Fleming

Greg Forbes, The Weather Channel

The K-State chapter of Sigma Xi, a scientific research society, will host Greg Forbes, The Weather Channel's severe weather expert, for the 2018 Distinguished Lecture.

Forbes will present "Severe Thunderstorms and Tornadoes — Understanding Them and Staying Safe" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 26, in 1073 Rathbone Hall, Paslay Auditorium, in the Engineering Complex. A reception will start at 7 p.m. The lecture is open to the public.

Much is still unknown about severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. Forbes will explore what we understand about tornado formation, but why the false alarm rate remains rather high for tornado warnings. Forbes also will briefly discuss the possible impacts of climate change on severe thunderstorms and tornadoes.

The seminar is co-sponsored by the agronomy, biochemistry and molecular biophysics and chemistry departments and the Division of Biology.

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