Here are some things we learned from Tom Skilling.
Waves are everywhere. "Sometimes we'll show the camera (that) looks up the lake. And you can see a wave pattern in the clouds as they reflect off the condos along Lake Shore Drive. (Waves) go on in the world on a much larger scale."
Tornadoes? There'll be extra room in the storm shelter. "I asked (storm researcher) Ted Fujita once, ‘What would you do if I told you there was a tornado coming?' He said, ‘I'd go up on the roof to watch it.'"
Why tornadoes appear green. "You have the black thunderhead, so dense that light can't penetrate, but it radiates blue. Mix that with the light (from the sun), and you get green."
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