Media tip sheet: Tornado expert available to talk about upcoming tornado season, recent Midwest storms

Russ Schumacher, a professor in Colorado State University’s Atmospheric Science department, can talk about upcoming tornado season and the meteorological events that cause tornadoes given the recent storms that hit Missouri, Illinois and Kansas. Schumacher led a study on the meteorological events that took place the day of the Windsor tornado that concluded that, despite major efforts by the National Weather Service to alert the public to storms, official warning lead times do not tell the full story. To speak with Schumacher, contact Emily Wilmsen at (970) 491-2336 or