Interesting Weather Facts
(Winston Salem, NC)
The Storm Chasing Crew
Twister is a great movie that is both fun and informational. I think that people of all ages can enjoy the action in the movie, but also get a taste of what real storm chasers do. This movie is really able to capture the ferocity of a Tornado, and maybe help people to realize that these are things that need to be respected.
As far as the article relating to the movie, I think the article is interesting but could use a little work in that area. I saw very little of the terms that are defined in Twister. For example, a little more about the levels of the Tornados would be nice. I do remember a few times where they talked about convergence in the movie, however.
The article on this page is full of information and just about the right length. I think it could be tweaked to accommodate the movie more if that is your goal. If you are just giving an example of a storm related movie, than the website is fine the way it is. All in all, I think this is well done, fun, and informational. You certainly can't beat the movie Twister either. Barry's Response
- Thanks Sarah. I thought the film was fun as well. Basically, it's about identifying and tracking storms on the weather map (the way meteorologists use vorticity weather map symbols
) and Twister is an example of the fun you can have.Search
this site for more information now.
Looks like we've got a Twister aficionado here!
You've heard of Twister, right? This is a classic. With a side of meteorology education,
it's like a rollercoaster ride through the heartland. Who knew chasing tornadoes could be so fun?
Regarding the article, you're right; it's like when you're at the snack bar and they forgot to put extra cheese on your nachos - a little tweaking wouldn't hurt. You could sprinkle in some tornado terminology,
like EF scales and wall clouds.
Hey, we're not here to pick apart articles; we're here to watch stormy movies. Twister makes you respect Mother Nature's power. I'm glad you enjoyed the tornado-chasing adventure. If anyone ever offers you a spot on a storm-chasing team, just remember there's no popcorn in tornadoes - stay safe!