I spent the morning at Simmons Middle School in Hoover before the students were released for holiday break. I explained the technology within the Storm Tracker and how we go about tracking storms and reporting live while on the road. After the 6th graders, all 260 of them got a review and got to preview the vehicle we went into the gymnasium where I gave a presentation about storm chasing and what's involved. I even quizzed them on cloud types and they learned the difference between a wall cloud, a shelf cloud and scud clouds. They sure were an excited bunch which you can tell by my video of them! :) I think telling them that they'll be on tv was probably the reason.
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