Tornado forecasts at the College of DuPage are gaining national attention

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April marks the beginning of the midwests’ most tornado prone months. And there are few meteorological challenges trickier than predicting tornadoes. The College of DuPage in Glenn Ellyn is getting national attention for work that’s showing promise in predicting tornado areas not just days, but weeks in advance. It appears they’ve hit on a missing link that is putting COD on the map.  WGN Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling is among those excited about this new development.

Before this discovery they were right about a third of the time.  Now, their forecasts are right about two thirds of the time in predicting which areas will be ripe for tornadoes.  And that shows real skill in what they're doing.   For more information, click these links.

http://weather.cod.edu

http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/v8/n4/abs/ngeo2385.html

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-college-of-dupage-prof-may-have-found-way-to-forecast-tornadoes-2-3-weeks-in-advance-20160304-story.html