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Tornado Camp in the news

Posted: May 23, 2013

Tornado Camp in the news

Tornado camp participant Trent Frey spoke with the Monroe News about tornado chasing in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas.

The team drove through Moore, Okla., about four hours before the storm hit the town. The team is in the Midwest because they need rural, flat areas in order to measure the lowest 30 to 65 feet of a tornado without interference.

The team has spotted four tornadoes so far, most of them in Kansas.

According to their latest blog post, they are currently studying mammatus clouds, shown in the picture, which can alert people that severe weather is within the area.

Read Frey’s interview with the Monroe News here.

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