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Here you will find answers to common myths about weather.

Each of these slides were a part in a series of social media posts we made during 2020.


Cold weather itself can not make you sick

Woolly Worms

Autumn Colors

Water going down the drain

There is not a thunderstorm bubble over your house

Open the windows and let the tornado in...

Torndaoes do occur in the mountains and in cities!

It's NOT! safe to drive on a flooded road

Lightning CAN strike the same place twice

Tornadoes only occur in Tornado Alley (not!)

Heat Lightning #2

Heat Lightning #1