The Washington region was caught by surprise last week, when a rare category F-3 tornado hit our area. Experts join Kojo to discuss how tornadoes are formed and whether we are witnessing a change in local weather patterns that will make tornadoes more likely in the future.


  • Harold Brooks Research Meteorologist, National Severe Storms Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Barbara Watson Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service's Baltimore Washington Forecast Office
  • Tom Grazulis Director of the Tornado Project Online and author of "The Tornado: Nature's Ultimate Windstorm" (Univ. of Oklahoma Press)

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