Episode 12: Wild Weather in Wisconsin - Everything changed for the residents of the quiet, rural community of Oakfield, WI on Thursday, July 18th, 1996. A powerful tornado ripped through the village and NWS survey teams would find F5 damage. We talk with WISN-TV Chief Meteorologist Mark Baden and Warning Coordination Meteorologist Tim Halbach of the NWS in Milwaukee about how things unfolded on this mid-July evening. Episode 12 of Tornado Talk is ON!!
Ben Zeuske (left), 11, and Isaac Cantrell, 10, go over their math lesson in their classroom at Hartland South Elementary. Teacher Holly Albrecht got rid of most of the desks to aid concentration and provide flexibility.