Tornadoes http://www.kunc.org en Tornado Tech: How Drones Can Help With Twister Science http://www.kunc.org/post/tornado-tech-how-drones-can-help-twister-science Oklahoma was hit particularly hard by two massive outbreaks this year in what's been another deadly season of tornadoes in the U.S. Despite technology and forecasting improvements, scientists still have plenty to learn about how and why tornadoes form.<p>Currently, one of the best ways for researchers to understand how tornadoes form is to chase them. So off they go with mobile science laboratories, rushing toward storms armed with research equipment and weather-sensing probes.<p>It's dangerous work. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 09:45:00 +0000 48423 at http://www.kunc.org Tornado Tech: How Drones Can Help With Twister Science While Not As Powerful, Colorado Still Sees Its Share Of Tornadoes http://www.kunc.org/post/while-not-powerful-colorado-still-sees-its-share-tornadoes <p>The tornado sighting that set off alarms and frightened passengers at Denver International Airport Tuesday afternoon was a startling reminder that Colorado is indeed twister country.</p><p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 12:36:49 +0000 Rocky Mountain PBS I-News & Kevin Vaughan & Burt Hubbard 46072 at http://www.kunc.org While Not As Powerful, Colorado Still Sees Its Share Of Tornadoes Why Chase Tornadoes? To Save Lives, Not To 'Die Ourselves' http://www.kunc.org/post/why-chase-tornadoes-save-lives-not-die-ourselves The <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/06/02/188063166/veteran-storm-chaser-among-those-killed-in-oklahoma" target="_blank">deaths Friday</a> of veteran storm chaser Tim Samaras, his son Paul and their friend Carl Young when a tornado near El Reno, Okla., pummeled their vehicle has raised some questions:<p>-- Why do storm chasers do what they do?<p>-- Do the benefits outweigh the dangers?<p><em>Morning Edition</em> has spoken with Josh Wurman, of the Colorado-based <a href="http://www.cswr.org/" target="_blank">Center for Severe Weather Research</a>. Mon, 03 Jun 2013 18:41:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 45263 at http://www.kunc.org Why Chase Tornadoes? To Save Lives, Not To 'Die Ourselves' Why Do People Live In Twister-Prone Oklahoma? http://www.kunc.org/post/why-do-people-live-twister-prone-oklahoma In covering the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma, we've been asking a lot of questions about <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/05/24/186499134/tornado-safe-rooms-in-schools-a-popular-but-costly-idea">safety</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/05/24/186410406/besides-predicting-weather-okla-storm-center-attracts-tourists">preparedness</a>. Mon, 03 Jun 2013 15:09:00 +0000 Dana Farrington 45234 at http://www.kunc.org Why Do People Live In Twister-Prone Oklahoma? Death Toll From Latest Oklahoma Tornado Rises Further http://www.kunc.org/post/death-toll-latest-oklahoma-tornado-rises-further There are now reports that as many as 18 people died from injuries they received Friday when the latest in a weeks-long series of tornado-spawning storms tore through parts of Oklahoma.<p><strong>Update at 8:50 p.m. ET. Death Toll Revised:</strong><p>An update from Oklahoma's Department of Emergency Management Monday evening reports that 12 adults and 6 children died in Friday night's storms, NPR Southern Bureau Chief Russell Lewis tells us. Officials say that they haven't identified all of the victims. Mon, 03 Jun 2013 11:01:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 45217 at http://www.kunc.org Death Toll From Latest Oklahoma Tornado Rises Further