Today I finally got the chance to meet our local and famous meteorologist Jym Ganahl . We have been twitter friends for a long time so it was nice to finally meet him in person. We had a field trip to the NBC4i studio. It is obvious by the way he enthusiastically shared so much information with us that he really loves his job.
He told us the two things he loves about the weather “It’s never boring and it’s always changing.” So very true! Just as we were there a tornado watch appeared in Indianapolis. We were able to see the storm up close on radar.
He is showing them to look for the hook on the radar screen because that could be a tornado. Jym then showed us the tornado machine he built in college to show the things you need to have for a tornado happen.
warm, moist air, tall clouds, heat and a chimney effect.
We also learned about volcanoes.
We were told not to look directly at the light—but I think we all did!! shhhh
The kids got to see just what it’s like to report the weather–backwards sort of. You look at the tv screen in front of you and point to the green wall behind you. The viewers see you pointing at the map–so it is sort of a mirrored effect.
Ginger tried her hand at reporting “breaking news!”
We had a great time and learned so much! Thanks again Jym and NBC4i!!