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Local meteorologist helps third-graders learn about weather


Allie Hurley

Local meteorologist Samantha Thomas, left, spoke about weather to a third-grade class at Carpenter Elementary School on Oct. 8. The class is taught by Amber Imel, pictured at right

The third-grade class at Carpenter Elementary School recently received a visit from a local meteorologist.

Amber Imel's class is learning about weather, and Samantha Thomas of a nearby TV station visited the school to talk about her job, tools she utilizes and to answer questions.

Imel said the students are learning about many aspects of weather. Thomas shared a variety of stories about her storm chases as well as how she does her job from day to day.

Some students asked where they should take shelter in case of a tornado or hurricane. Thomas told the students schools are sometimes used as...

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