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Weather Lab: Bear Valley Elementary students learn about extreme weather

In this week’s Weather Lab Question of the Week, Melissa answers the question “Why doesn’t Alaska have tornadoes?”.
Published: Mar. 25, 2021 at 7:18 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - In this week’s weather lab the third-grade student at Bear Valley Elementary School took a virtual field trip to the Alaska’s News Source studios. They are studying meteorology this year, including different types of clouds, states of matter, and natural disasters.

Through an experiment, these students got to prove that hot air rises, but they wanted to know more about one weather phenomenon that requires a lot of hot air, tornadoes!

In this week’s Weather Lab Question of the Week, Meteorologist Melissa Frey answers the question “Why doesn’t Alaska have tornadoes?” The answer may surprise you, watch the video above for the full explination.

If you’re a teacher and would like to schedule a virtual or in-person weather presentation for your class, click here.

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