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Gather Data.1

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A - The First Tornado Forecast

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  • Go to the top of the page.
  • Scroll down to "March 20, 1948."
  • Read the information and answer the following questions.
  1. What happened at 10 p.m. on March 20, 1948?
  • Scroll down to "March 21, 1948."
  1. On March 21, 1948, the Investigative Board decided that tornadoes could not be forecast given the current state-of-the-art. What did they recommend?
  • Scroll down to "March 22-24, 1948."
  1. What did Fawbush and Miller study over the next three days?
  • Scroll down to "March 25, 1948."
  1. What happened at 2:50 p.m. on March 25, 1948?
  2. Later that night, what happened for the second time in five days?
  3. The first tornado forecast led to what?