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Extreme Weather




Genre: Educational

Place Covered: Atlanta, Georgia, Norman, Oklahoma, Moore, Oklahoma, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2000-11-01

Duration: 00:18:42

Subjects: Weather Channel (Television station: Atlanta, Ga.) | Educational films | Science | Hurricane Georges, 1998 | TORNADOES | Weather forecasting | Hurricanes


  • Grandy, Greg Host
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Producer
  • Azene, Hendekea Speaker
  • Booth, Holly Speaker
  • Cronin, Matt Speaker
  • Smith, Dennis Interviewee
  • Brooks, Harold Interviewee
  • Jones, Justin Interviewee
  • Hunt, Mark Interviewee
  • Hixson, Shoney Interviewee


In this episode of the series “Enviro-Tacklebox” from November 1, 2000, host Greg Grandy explores severe weather. He first interviews Dennis Smith, an on-camera meteorologist at The Weather Channel in Atlanta, Georgia, who discusses the technology used in weather forecasting, including Doppler radar and satellites. Next, Grandy looks back at the evacuation of New Orleans, Louisiana, prior to Hurricane Georges in 1998. Then, he interviews Dr. Harold Brooks, a research meteorologist at the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, Oklahoma, who discusses the technology used to detect tornadoes. Lastly, Grandy visits West Moore High School in Moore, Oklahoma, as students perform a tornado drill. He also interviews students Justin Jones and Shoney Hixson and principal Mark Hunt, who discuss their survival of a tornado that hit Moore in 1999.