Ask the Meteorologist: Tornado Size

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “How big can a tornado get?  How can you tell a tornado is on its way?” Kristapher Kinzel, Medford Pretty big! The largest tornado on record touched down on May 31, 2013 just south of El Reno, Oklahoma.  At its widest, the base of the tornado measured 2.6 miles across.  To put that … Continue reading »

Doppler Radar vs. Traditional Radar

“What is Doppler Radar? How is it different from regular Radar?” Tyler Norman-Steed North Medford High School Radar stands for Radio Detection and Ranging and is used to locate precipitation and precipitation intensity. Radar sweeps in circles horizontally as well as up and down. The difference between Radar and Doppler Radar is that not only … Continue reading »