Kids learn about meteorology at Landmark Park

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -- Have you ever wondered how tornadoes are formed, or where the most lightning strikes?

Those were just a few of the answers a group of kids wanted to know at Landmark Park in Dothan.

Meteorology was the topic of the park's Wacky Wednesday series.
WTVY's Meteorologist Evan Chickvara, was the guest speaker.

He explained weather patterns and storm tracking, and also gave the curious bunch a chance to ask questions.

"I didn't know those hail things, like those ice ball things actually existed," said participant Asher Vann.

Meanwhile, Lillian Nichols, was shocked at how powerful storms can be.

"Tornadoes can blow up a roof of a house!" Nichols said.

"I love explaining the weather," said Chickvara.

"It's like my second favorite thing to do after doing the weather, and I got interested in it as a kid. So, whenever I can speak to other young kids, even if one or two has a take away like 'Hey, I think I would be interested in that.' So, I thought it was really cool that they asked me to come out here," Chickvara said.

And in case you were wondering, the kids seemed to be most interested in how hail is formed.

Wacky Wednesdays happen every Wednesday at Landmark Park through the end of July.

Reservations are required.

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