The science and technology behind predicting severe weather

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- There's an art to forecasting severe weather.

Like anything else in life, the more experience, the more you understand the little things that make a difference -- things others might overlook. Experience also helps you develop a gut feeling about a storm situation.

But technology has developed so fast, it's taken some of the guesswork out of storm season. This severe weather season, FOX 4 will be using a few new tools to help keep you safe.

In the video above, FOX 4 Chief Meteorologist Mike Thompson breaks down the technology and science behind predicting severe weather.