Storm damage isn’t cool, weird or awesome, but the ways we spot storms and warn people about them are pretty great. And they’ve come a long way from the time when the US Army Signal Corps banned anyone from using the word “tornado” in forecasts so as not to scare the public! Plus: the story of an engagement between two storm chasers that will literally blow you away.

Illinois Tornadoes Prior to 1916 (Illinois State Water Survey)

History of Tornado Forecasting (NOAA)

Storm chaser proposes to boyfriend as Kansas tornado looms (NBC News)

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