“Mr. Tornado” Ted Fujita Was The Original Severe Weather Detective (Cool Weird Awesome 1114)

Today in 1920, the birthday of Ted Fujita, a pioneer in meteorology who was so revered by colleagues he became known as “Mr. Tornado.”

By |2023-10-23T08:56:30-04:00October 23, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

There Were Storm Chasers Even In The 19th Century (Cool Weird Awesome 996)

Today in 1884, A.A. Adams of Kansas took what is the earliest-known photo of a tornado. Early storm photos are pretty remarkable, for a lot of reasons.

By |2024-04-17T08:03:43-04:00April 26, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Two Forecasters Figured Out How To Predict Tornadoes, Right Before One Touched Down (Cool Weird Awesome 741)

Today in 1948, two meteorologists helped make things safer for those living in the path of severe storms, when they issued the first successful tornado warning.

By |2024-03-25T19:30:50-04:00March 25, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

From Storms Chasing Us, To Us Chasing Storms (Cool Weird Awesome 55)

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!

By |2021-03-25T10:06:44-04:00June 5, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , |
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