Tornado storm chaser to present at San Jacinto College

02.19.2015 | By Andrea Vasquez

Dr. Grady Dixon, department chair of geosciences at Fort Hayes State University in Kansas, will guest lecture on Texas tornados at the San Jacinto College South Campus on March 5.

Dixon is a meteorologist and physical geographer that studies human-weather interactions. Recently, he has spent most of his time researching tornado climatology and the effects of weather on suicide rates. He earned his B.S. in Meteorology from Mississippi State University followed by a Master’s and doctoral degrees in geography from the University of Georgia and Arizona State University, respectively. Dixon has been storm chasing since 1998 and now leads chase courses each Spring.

Dixon’s lecture, “Texas Tornados: When and Where Do They Occur?” will take place on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m., in room S1.113 of the Science and Allied Health Building (building 1), as part of Texas Severe Weather Awareness Week. The event is free and open to the public.


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