Ken Dewey, professor of climatology, will present “The Extreme Weather of 2013” at 7:30 p.m. March 12 in the Hardin Hall auditorium. Dewey will examine the seven billion-dollar weather-related disasters that took place in the United States last year. The lecture is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the lots adjacent to Hardin Hall.
“It isn’t just this winter that has seen extreme weather — the past year has also seen its share of extreme weather events across the U.S.,” Dewey said.
These severe weather events included, for example, the deadly tornado outbreaks in Oklahoma in May; the drought and heat wave during spring and summer in the western U.S.; the devastating Colorado flooding in September; and the late-season deadly tornadoes that occurred in November across the Midwest.
In addition to examining all seven disasters that occurred last year, Dewey will also review the severe weather that occurred in Nebraska during 2013. He will place that information into the context of the state’s normal climatology of severe weather.