Storm Spotting and Public Awareness since the First Tornado Forecasts of 1948

@inproceedings{Doswell1999StormSA,
  title={Storm Spotting and Public Awareness since the First Tornado Forecasts of 1948},
  author={Charles A. Doswell},
  year={1999}
}
The history of storm spotting and public awareness of the tornado threat is reviewed. It is shown that a downward trend in fatalities apparently began after the famous ‘‘Tri-State’’ tornado of 1925. Storm spotting’s history begins in World War II as an effort to protect the nation’s military installations, but became a public service with the resumption of public tornado forecasting, pioneered in 1948 by the Air Force’s Fawbush and Miller and begun in the public sector in 1952. The current… CONTINUE READING
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