Rockford Meteorologist Shared Emotional Recollection of Deadly EF-4 Tornado
On April 9, 2015, an EF-4 tornado tore through Lee, Ogle, DeKalb, and Boone County, injuring 11 and killing 2.
Here's an aerial look at the path of the deadly tornado that touched down that late afternoon.
On the fourth anniversary of that EF-4 tornado, WTVO/Fox39 Chief Meteorologist Candice King shared a message of remorse related to that day of destruction.
I remember that night feeling like I had failed. I had failed as a meteorologist and I failed those who had lost their life or were injured.
This is a good reminder to truly appreciate your area's meteorologists and the effort they put into their jobs. Often, we're too quick to question their skills when meteorologists "get it wrong." We (the Rockford area) are in the upper midwest, where the weather changes at the blink of an eye. Let us all understand, when the weather changes and becomes worse than originally calculated, our meteorologists take it to heart.