FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:
Jeff Brauner, in Baltimore, says: “I recently saw the film ‘The Wiz’ … and they changed the classic Wizard of Oz tornado scene to occur during a winter snowstorm. Is that even possible?” No. Intense snowstorms can produce enough instability high in the atmosphere to generate thunder and lightning. But tornadoes require warm air at the surface rising into cold air aloft, unlikely in snowstorms. It’s also impossible for a tornado to blow you into a land of flying monkeys.