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NIU to host weather spotter training

When severe weather strikes, nothing beats an eye on the storm.
“Despite all the technology that we have, radar can’t tell if there is a tornado, or what size hail is falling, or if there is flooding,” said Gilbert Sebenste, NIU staff meteorologist.

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Chasing the storm

For storm chasers, the coming of spring means one thing: tornadoes.
Recent tornado-related disasters have led experts to wonder how climate change is affecting the frequency and intensity of these destructive storms.
At the next STEM Café, NIU STEM Outreach will present “Chasing the

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Live safer! Attend weather spotter training

As the severe weather season approaches, NIU Weather and the NIU American Meteorological Society are offering the opportunity to become a trained weather spotter.
The weather spotters training will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, in the Cole Hall Auditorium. This

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