Boulder storm researchers were near as tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma


Russ Schumacher was about 45 miles from Moore, Okla., working on the science of predicting extreme weather, when the tornado hit Monday afternoon. “It was definitely a mixed feeling,” said Schumacher, assistant professor in the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University. “We feel like the research we’re doing, and the observations we’re collecting, are important to help make better forecasts and warnings in the future.”