Local Extension offers severe
weather webinar April 25th
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[April 12, 2019]
Spring is here and with it comes the start of the severe weather
season. The Weather Channel reports that an average of 71 people
have been killed annually by tornadoes (1987-2016).
Tornadoes can happen any time of the year but normally reach their
peak in the spring months. However, tornadoes are not the only
server weather concern. According to the NOAA, over the last 20
years, the United States averaged 51 annual lightning strike
fatalities, placing it just behind flooding deaths.
With lightning, server storms so prevalent in the spring, April is a
great time to develop an action plan to protect you and your family
from server weather injury.
Would you like to have a better understanding of tornadoes,
thunderstorms, lightning, and other types of severe weather? If so,
consider attending a Severe Weather Webinar on April 25, 1:30-3:00
p.m. at the Logan County Extension office in Lincoln.
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University of Illinois Extension Educator and weather instructor
Duane Friend will cover current research on tornadoes and lightning,
types of tornadoes and thunderstorms, information on tornadic winds,
damage and protection, and interesting facts on tornadoes,
thunderstorms and lightning.
The webinar is free to attend, but registration is required. The
registration deadline is April 24.
Those interested in participating have two choices of how they may
attend, they can watch the program from the convenience of their
home computer by registering at
https://go.illinois.edu/storm (information on joining the
webinar will be e-mailed after registration).
Or they can attend the webinar in-person at the Logan County
Extension office (980 N. Postville Dr., Lincoln, IL 62656). If you
would like to attend in-person, please visit our website at
extension.illinois.edu/lms/ or call the Logan County
Extension office at 217-732-8289 for assistance.
[Duane Friend, Extension Educator,
Energy and Environmental Stewardship]