Grand Island Tornadoes - 25 Year Anniversary

The following is on behalf of an upcoming event to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the June 3, 1980 Grand Island tornadoes:

June 3rd of this year will mark the 25th anniversary of the devastating tornadoes that struck the city of Grand Island in 1980. NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS), the City of Grand Island, and the Grand Island Independent have teamed up to remember the June 3, 1980 tornadoes
in a series of presentations on Thursday, June 2nd. The program will be open to the public and held at the Grand Theater in downtown Grand Island starting at 7:30 pm.

Guest speakers include:
* Dr. Roger Wakimoto (UCLA) will speak about his experiences from serving on the damage survey team after the 1980 tornadoes.
* Daniel Nietfeld (NWS Omaha/Valley), born and raised in Grand Island, will look back at the meteorological conditions on June 3, 1980.

A full press release is available via NOAA/NWS Hastings, Nebraska:
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/gid/
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/gid/display.php?fn...sReleaseWeb.htm

Event poster:
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/gid/Web_Stories/ce..._Final.crtr.pdf
 
Stopped by the Independent today and picked up some tickets. They are limiting the number to four per person, so that's what I picked up. Since only my wife and I will probably attend, if anyone is going to be in town on the night of the 2nd and would like to attend let me know.

Regards,

Mike
 
Stopped by the Independent today and picked up some tickets. They are limiting the number to four per person, so that's what I picked up. Since only my wife and I will probably attend, if anyone is going to be in town on the night of the 2nd and would like to attend let me know.

Already claimed.

Regards,

Mike
 
I envy all who are able to go.
This event has always deeply fascinated me. I've actually always wondered if the eruption of Mt. St. Helens had some role in the bizarre attributes of the storm. I know volcanoes wreak havoc on the climate around them...
 
My cousin Connie, who now lives in Broken Bow, Neb......almost in a building huddled with some other as one of the naders grazed the building. I remember her telling me.."they really do sound like freight trains".
 
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