Learn about severe weather preparedness from a Texas storm chaser

Published on October 13, 2020

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When severe weather hits, will you be ready? Join Chelsea Burnett of the Texas Storm Chasers for a virtual workshop on severe weather preparedness hosted by the Fort Worth Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22.

In the virtual workshop, Burnett will discuss the basic areas of severe weather – lightning, tornadoes, hail and flooding – that affect the North Texas area and provide safety precaution advice for before, during and after severe weather events.

A native of Tornado Alley in Oklahoma with a self-proclaimed weather obsession, Burnett moved to Texas 13 years ago and realized many members of her new community were not educated on the severe weather patterns of the region. She saw an opportunity to fill a gap in providing updated, accessible and entertaining educational presentations drawing on her storm chasing experiences.

“I decided that I would overcome my fear of public speaking, push my stutter aside and throw myself into the world of preaching weather information to the masses,” Burnett said. “I have created a suite of face-to-face, virtual live and custom-recorded private YouTube link presentation options to make this information more accessible, and frankly more fun to learn!”

Get inside the weather as Burnett pulls on her storm chaser experience of witnessing 15 tornados across multiple states, ranging from 5-second EF0s to 90-minute EF4s. In the program, she will share photos and videos from storm chasing along with information from the National Weather Service highlighting the severe weather patterns of the area.

Register online for the virtual workshop.