Consortium to Make Twister Prediction More Ac- possibility that there may be differences between curate and Timely tornadoes that strike the Midwest and those that hit the Around midnight on 28 November 1988, a tornado southeast. He added that southeastern tornadoes, spawned at the Raleigh airport and twisted its way which can occur at any time of the year, can be isolated across North Carolina. It carved an 83-mile path and events, or they can be spawned sequentially, princi- pally by thunderstorms or by hurricanes. left 4 people dead and more than 150 injured. The "Raleigh Tornado" escaped detection, occurred with- The consortium, through NOAA's funding, will have out warning or prediction, and left a demand for the opportunity to take advantage of new Doppler answers in its wake. radars, which can interrogate the atmosphere within In an effort to determine the patterns of tornadoes 125 miles in any direction of a radar unit. Doppler radar that occur in the southeastern United States and to units will be installed at approximately 160 severe- accurately and efficiently predict and forecast the storm-prone locations throughout the United States. tornadoes, four leading southeastern universities will UAH's Earth System Science Laboratory will com-
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Dec 1, 1992
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