Mike Smith Doesn’t Wear a Cape to Work

Thank you Kevin L. Nenstiel for the kind words and the review of Mike’s book WARNINGS: The True Story of How Science Tamed the Weather. Kevin teaches English at the University of Nebraska and wrote on his blog that “Mike Smith Saves the World from Weather”.

Mike doesn’t wear a cape to work, but he could. His passion is to save lives by providing early warnings for severe weather and he is a champion trying to save the tornado sirens use for only an acutal tornado and not to be used as a severe thunderstorm warning as some communities continue to do. Mike feels that the general public has become jaded to the threat of a tornado and the first inclination for some people is to go outside and look up into the sky to evaluate the threat for themselves. Mike feels that even one life lost in a tornado is too many and he wants people to be prepared so that a tornado is turned from a disaster into an inconvienence.

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