At FrontPageMag by Michael Cutler,
Huge sums of money are spent by our government and the governments of
other countries to enable meteorologists to more accurately predict the
For decades the United States has orbited fleets of
ever more sophisticated weather satellites that circle the globe, taking
measurements and tracking storms from orbit, while super-computers on
the ground create models to predict when hurricanes or tornados may form
and then predict the areas that will likely be endangered.
Courageous storm-hunters on the ground, who seek to observe and measure
tornados “up close and in person,” drive heavily armored vehicles with a
wide array of instruments in efforts to get a front-row view and
develop a better understanding of how tornados form and better predict
their destructive paths.