Thursday , October 1 2020

Chasing Twisters

Fifth grade science teacher David Thon is joining as an “embedded blogger” as a team of WeatherBug meteorologists take part in a five-day-long tornado chase called WeatherBug Storm Chase 2004. The team will set out in search of storms beginning Monday, May 3 in Oklahoma City:

    David (top right) was chosen from hundreds of teacher applicants to be a guest on the WeatherBug storm chase. Thon is an award-winning educator who was responsible for incorporating the WeatherBug Achieve program into the Appleby Elementary curriculum nearly two years ago. After a nationwide search, he was selected for the WeatherBug Storm Chase for his enthusiasm and innovative use of live weather data in classroom lessons.

    Thon will play a key role in gathering/analyzing data and readings and in learning more about how and why tornadoes take place. He will write to this web log – or ‘blog’ – about the experience several times a day and also answer questions from students and colleagues via email.

    The WeatherBug Storm Chase team, including Chief Meteorologist Mark Hoekzema and Meteorologist/Storm Chase Specialist Mark Lee, will set off to chase storms beginning in Oklahoma City on Monday, May 3 and will continue through Friday, May 7 – the height of the tornado season.

    The group will seek out severe weather using a specialized vehicle called the WeatherBug Storm Chaser. The Dodge Durango is packed with a state-of-the-art wireless satellite tracking system to track storm cells, and special wirelessly-enabled weather monitoring equipment that can stream live conditions and camera images to the Internet.

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected], Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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