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?  Every October there is an informational meeting at Ball State, and signups begin the Friday before Thanksgiving.  If you missed the meeting, view this PowerPoint file from the last one.  If you have additional questions or want to sign up, please e-mail me!


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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