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                   Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 1:16PM CST

The actual risks to the lives and well-being of storm observers

By DAN ROBINSON
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This article was originally a section of my Storm Observing FAQ. The subtopic has become large enough to make an article in itself, so I pulled this text out of the FAQ and made it into this standalone page.

If you were to poll non-storm observers about what they thought the biggest risks to a storm observer were, you'd almost always hear tornadoes, hail and lightning mentioned. I'm entering into my 19th year in the hobby, and have yet to be harmed, or even seriously threatened, by any of those. So what are the risks of being a storm observer? Here's my answer:

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