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About The Rhetoric of Weather & Climate site:

Are you one of those people who love the weather and are fascinated by storms, tornadoes, lightning, blizzards, and basically any form of high impact hazardous weather?  Or do you wonder what do meteorologists mean when they state these complex terms on television or on the radio?  Perhaps you have been curious about all the rhetoric centering on global warming and wonder what that heck all this means and how it can affect you?  Well if you have answered yes to any of these questions, you are in the right place.

About the author:

Chloe 075Hello!  My name is Christine Krause and I am a Meteorologist who is currently pursuing my master’s degree at Northern Illinois University in Communication.  I am from Schaumburg, IL (a northwest suburb of Chicago) and previously worked for the National Weather Service in Illinois, Kansas, and Texas. I developed a fascination of the weather, particularly tornadoes, when I was in grade school. This started when I saw a TV special called “It Sounded Like a Freight Train” and continued over the years.  I spent some time on the Plains chasing tornadoes, so I was fortunate to view these fascinating storms at a safe distance away. When I am not focusing on the weather or my graduate studies, I enjoy hanging out with family and friends, exercising, reading, cooking, and being a “mom” to my dog Chloe.