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Storm-chaser shares stories at Midwest Museum of Natural History April 26
Online Staff Report
SYCAMORE, Ill. — Learn the ingredients for a perfect storm from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 26, at the Midwest Museum of Natural History in Sycamore, Ill. Dr. Walker Ashley will give a presentation about severe weather and storm-chasing in the United States.
Storm-chasing is risky work, and Ashley will explain why he does it. Hear his stories and view amazing images and time-lapse video of some of nature’s most destructive and extreme activity.
Ashley will also set the record straight by discussing myths behind severe storms, tornadoes and chasing.
Admission to Ashley’s presentation is $4 per person and free for museum members. Proceeds benefit the museum.
Ashley is associate professor in the meteorology program at Northern Illinois University. He is an atmospheric scientist and physical geographer with interests in natural hazards, severe storms and societal interactions. He is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist and the founder of Storm Forensics, a weather consulting service.
Midwest Museum of Natural History is in downtown Sycamore at 425 W. State St. Call (815) 895-9777 or visit www.mmnh.org for more details.
Posted April 25, 2012