Do you ever find yourself tuning out severe weather alerts?
It’s a topic the Lee Weather Team touches on in the latest episode of the Across the Sky podcast.
Kim Klockow-McClain from the University of Oklahoma studies how people respond to severe weather alerts, and joins us to discuss the risks of over-warning and how social media has impacted the communication of critical weather information.
Klockow-McClain is a research scientist and Societal Applications Coordinator with the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) at the University of Oklahoma and the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL).
Her research involves behavioral science focused on weather and climate risk, and specifically explores the effects of risk visualization on judgment, and perceptions of severe weather risk from place-based and cognitive perspectives.
And don’t forget to check back Monday for the latest episode, which looks at tornado vulnerability – who, where and why.
Our guest will be Dr. Stephen Strader, an assistant professor and geography program director at Villanova University in the Department of Geography and the Environment. He is a hazards geographer, atmospheric scientist, and geographic information systems analyst with interests in severe and local storms. His research is primarily concentrated on the spatial and temporal changes in meteorological hazards and potential future changes in severe weather risk and exposure.
About the Across the Sky podcast
The weekly weather podcast is hosted on a rotation by the Lee Weather team:
Matt Holiner of Lee Enterprises’ Midwest group in Chicago, Kirsten Lang of the Tulsa World in Oklahoma, Joe Martucci of the Press of Atlantic City, NJ, and Sean Sublette of the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia.
Photos: See tornadoes’ deadly destruction over the years
May 22, 2011: Joplin, Missouri
April 2011: Southeastern US
Feb. 5, 2008: ‘Super Tuesday’ outbreak
April 2014: Southeast and Midwest
May 20, 2013: Moore, Oklahoma
March 18, 1925: Missouri, Illinois and Indiana
May 11, 1953: Waco, Texas
Nov. 6, 2005: Evansville, Indiana
May 10, 2008: Southwest Missouri
May 25, 2008: Iowa
Feb. 29, 2012: Illinois
Feb. 11, 2009: Oklahoma
April 28, 2011: Virginia
June 8, 1984: Barneveld, Wisconsin
May 1955: Udall, Kansas
March 2, 2012: Indiana
October 2013: Nebraska
May 4, 2003: Missouri
June 11, 2008: Iowa
July 8, 2014: Upstate New York
Dec. 10-11, 2021: Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio Valley, southern US
Photos: Tornado flattens dozens of Kansas buildings