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Release: March 31, 2000

UI presents April 9 program on dangerous weather

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Museum of Natural History will present a lecture, "Danger Ahead: Watch for Falling Weather," by meteorologist Douglas Beadle at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 9 in Room 112 of Macbride Hall.

Part of the "Afternoon With a Scientist" lecture series, the lecture and slide presentation will explore the causes of thunderstorms, downbursts, hail, lightning and other dangerous "falling" weather. Beadle has pursued a lifelong passion for meteorology as a member of the American Meteorological Society for 32 years and as a charter member of the National Weather Association for 23 years. A graduate of Coe College in physics and an occasional science-writer, Beadle is currently pursuing a degree in science education from Coe College.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information or to be placed on the Museum's mailing list, contact David Brenzel, program coordinator, at 335-0482 or at

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact David Brenzel at either the phone number or e-mail address listed above.