Trevecca to host Severe Weather Awareness Day - WKRN News 2

Trevecca to host Severe Weather Awareness Day

Posted: Updated: Feb 19, 2014 03:34 PM

With the return of mild temperatures and talk of severe weather in the forecast, interest in tornadoes and severe storms is on the rise.  

An upcoming event next month will allow the public an opportunity to learn a lot about severe weather.

Severe Weather Awareness Day will be held at Trevecca Nazarene University on Saturday, March 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The event is put on by the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the National Weather Association.  

Attendees will see presentations from experts such as people from The Storm Prediction Center, The Nashville National Weather Service Office, local universities and emergency management personnel.

Trevor Boucher, with the local chapter of The National Weather Association and National Weather Service employee says, "This is the type of event that everybody can participate in, for people with a general interest, or people with a PhD. There's going to be a lot of highly technical stuff, but also basic stuff so that people can all participate in the same things."  

The theme this year will be the 40th anniversary of the Super Outbreak, the second largest tornado outbreak on record for a single 24-hour period from APril 3 to 4 in 1974.

There will be other case studies of actual Tennessee twisters.

Nashville's News 2's Davis Nolan will be doing a presentation on the 2009 Murfreesboro Tornado, The 2008 Super Tuesday Outbreak, and simple basics of what to look for on Doppler radar to spot tornadoes.

The event is free, but you have to register and space is limited.

To register, click here.

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