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Severe weather day helps educate people the dangers of the weather

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Each spring, hazardous weather injures or even kills dozens of Texans. On Saturday, the National Weather Service teamed up with KCBD's Weather Team and Texas Tech student chapter of American Meteorological Society to help people learn how to prepare for severe weather.

Organizers want families to have a plan in case severe weather strikes. Severe weather includes high winds, lightning, hail and of course, tornadoes. "We are getting very close to that time of year when we start seeing more severe thunderstorms and tornados, and this will help educate folks about the weather." says Justin Weaver who is a meteorologist at the National Weather Service Center.

 Kids also had the opportunity to play hands-on with weather experiments including a tornado simulator. Storm chasing vehicles and weather gear were also on site.

You can stay up to date on the latest weather conditions with a brand new KCBD weather app that's available for iPhone and Android users.  Just search for KCBD weather in the app store.

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