Mike Smith http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Cold winter, strong jet stream combine for an unusual tornado season http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cold-winter-strong-jet-stream-combine-unusual-tornado-season <p>This morning as the <a href="http://www.crh.noaa.gov/lsx/">National Weather Service</a> upgraded the tornado risk to &quot;high&quot; for the St. Louis area this afternoon, meteorologist and severe weather expert <a href="http://www.mikesmithenterprises.com/blog.cfm">Mike Smith</a> joined us for <a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org/programs/slota/index.php"><em>St. Louis on the Air. </em></a>&nbsp;Smith called this the &quot;worst tornado season&quot; since the 1950&#39;s and cautioned that complacency about risk can be one of the deadliest factors during any storm.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 25 May 2011 19:08:07 +0000 Libby Franklin 1303 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cold winter, strong jet stream combine for an unusual tornado season