Kansas City Meteorologist Uses Tacos to Explain Tornado Alerts

By Kevin Eck 

KSHB chief meteorologist Gary Lezak made Taco Tuesdays educational by comparing the tasty foodstuffs to tornadoes.

Lezak, who has worked at the station for more than 25 years, was aiming to explain the difference between a tornado warning and a tornado watch.

“With tacos, we have the ingredients for tacos,” Lezak said yesterday while pointing to a picture of individual taco ingredients tastefully arranged. “The ingredients are there, so a taco watch can be issued.”


“If it’s my kitchen, a taco may never form,” he continued. “If it’s your kitchen, a taco likely forms—and then we have a taco warning.”

The video he tweeted showing his unconventional demonstration has more than 35,000 views so far.