Some tragedies happen because of a lack of knowledge, and a lack of knowledge distribution when it is matters most.
There were people sitting in homes and businesses in Rolling Fork MS, who knew it was storming, and knew they should probably keep an eye on the weather, and knew how to stay safe in most situations.
But they didn’t know there was an EF-4 or EF-5 monster bearing-down. They didn’t know they might have had minutes to live. These wind-speeds can sweep walls from foundations.
If these poor folks even knew what the storm-chaser driving-by knew, when he knew it, this could have made the difference.
It’s terrifying to think there could have been someone in that vehicle, hovering a few hundred feet in the air, being swept around this beast.
Accurate prediction[s] save lives.
Some of the experience of storm-chasers, and collected knowledge from that experience, already exists but needs to be channeled through complex and more predictive modeling to establish the science within these monsters.
This is where the new frontiers should be pushed.