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Cyclones chasing cyclones

Earlier this spring, Iowa’s average weather patterns turned unseasonably warm and humid, churning out several days of volatile atmospheric conditions that caused severe storms and tornadoes to break out across the state. According to the National Weather Service, 29 tornadoes touched down in Iowa on March 31, and another formed on April 4.

For some undergraduate students in Iowa State University’s Mesoscale Forecasting Laboratory (MTEOR 417) course, the impeccable timing of the severe weather merged with their study of tornado formation to create a rare storm-chasing opportunity.

You can read the full article at the LAS News.