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Scientists focus on Wiregrass in quest for tornado knowledge


October 27, 2019

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Tornado researchers want to know more about how tornadoes form from squall lines in the Wiregrass region of Alabama and Georgia.

That part of the South is of interest to Chris Weiss, a professor of atmospheric science at Texas Tech University, The Dothan Eagle reported. He's one of the leaders of the team involved in the Verification of the Origin of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment (VORTEX ) Southeast.

Researchers want to record unique measurements that give meteorologists a better idea of which storms produce tornadoes and which do not, Weiss said. That would help fo...

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