Dave Call, Ph.d.

METC 490/590 is a classroom and field course where students forecast, observe, and document severe local storms and tornadoes. Students first learn about thunderstorm and tornado dynamics, weather forecasting, and storm chasing in the classroom.  Then in May and June, they take a multiweek field trip to the Great Plains to forecast, observe, and document severe local storms.  METC 490/590 is open to current students at any accredited United States university.


What is the class like?  How much does it cost?  When can I sign up?  There will be a fall informational meeting on 10/23/18 at 4:00 PM in CL 470 to answer these and many other questions!  If you can't make the meeting, view this PowerPoint file from last year.  If you have additional questions, please e-mail me!


Sign ups for 2019 will begin on 11/15/18 at 3:30 PM and continue until the class fills or early March (whichever comes first).


METC 490/590: Field Observation of Severe


Local Storms (Storm Chasing Class)

You can see pictures and videos from past trips on Shutterfly and YouTube.

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