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Greetings!  The La Crosse National Weather Service (NWS) continues to conduct a series of informational webinars - our "WEATHER EXPLORER SERIES."

These free, and often interactive webinars, are intended to share basic information about the proposed topic, discuss some of the science involved, and cover related safety ideas if appropriate.  Each webinar is intended for the general public and will be family-friendly.  Most information provided will be centered on our service area, which includes parts of Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

Our next webinar is scheduled for: Tonight, January 31st at 6:30 p.m. CST and will cover the Historic December 15-16, 2021 Storm that brought damaging wind and at least 27 tornadoes to the area.  Curious what happened?  Curious how damage surveys were conducted?  Want to learn more about how rare the storm was?

December 15-16, 2021  topics that will be covered include:

  • Overview of the storm, including records it broke
  • Specifics on the documented tornadoes
  • Our damage assessment process
  • NWS Actions and Services
  • Challenges of a December tornado event

You can register for this FREE, 1-hour webinar at:

For more information, drop us an email at:

If you have any ideas for other topics, let us know.

Our previous weather explorer series talks can be found at: