March Olson Lecture to feature tales of extreme weather

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March Olson Lecture to feature tales of extreme weather

Ken Dewey
Ken Dewey

Editor’s note: This event has been canceled in response to concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

From extreme temperature swings and monster hail to tornadoes and floods, the Great Plains is home to some of the country’s weirdest and most extreme weather.

Ken Dewey, a regional climatologist with the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, will describe some of that strange and intense weather in a talk at 3:30 p.m. March 12 at the Center for Great Plains Studies, 1155 Q St.

Dewey is a professor of climatology in the School of Natural Resources and author of “Great Plains Weather,” part of the center’s Discover the Great Plains small book series. His main research and outreach interests are in severe storm climatology, climate variations, snow and ice studies, and drought impacts. His primary outreach activity is bringing information on severe weather and related safety tips to the public to help them survive storms.

The free public event is part of the interdisciplinary Paul A. Olson Great Plains lecture series. Parking is usually available in the attached Que Place parking garage, entrance off 11th and Q streets. Learn more.

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