Scanning the Skies: A History of Tornado charitable might say "lucky") forecast by Miller and Forecasting. Marlene Bradford. 2001. 220 pp. Fawbush on 8 March 1948. Subsequent successes $24.95. Hardbound. University of Oklahoma Press. built confidence, and within two years, the U.S. Air ISBN 0-8061-3302-3. Force had a Severe Weather Warning Center in place and was issuing warnings to its facilities across the central United States. In recent years, the meteorological community has watched the development of great public interest in The most interesting chapter in the book describes how the USWB was finally convinced that tornado severe and hazardous weather. Numerous television forecasting and warning were both possible and use- shows (both fictional and quasi-educational), a ma- ful to the public. This was not an easy task, as the jor movie, and a national cable channel devoted solely to weather have helped develop and reinforce this in- senior management of the USWB believed fervently terest. While many of us in meteorology appreciate that tornadoes were too fleeting for meteorologists to this increase in public awareness of hazardous phe- predict with any useful skill and that forecasts would nomena, we have sometimes been taken aback by the lead to
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