Press Releases

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Featured Press Release

Breakthrough in tornado short-term forecasting could mean earlier, more accurate warnings

When mere seconds of storm warning could mean the difference between harm or safety, two researchers with Western University ties have developed a tornado-prediction method they say could buy as much as 20 minutes more warning time. These radar-based calculations can forecast a tornado, with 90 percent accuracy within a 100-kilometer radius, says Anna Hocking, a Western alumna and PhD, and Prof. Wayne Hocking, who leads the Atmospheric Dynamics Group based at Western’s Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science.

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