Watch a Meteorologist Fact-Check Weather Movies
In Vulture’s video series, Expert Witness, we ask scientists, historians, and other professionals to give Hollywood movies a good old-fashioned fact-check.
From The Wizard of Oz to Geostorm, Hollywood has always seemed to have a fascination with extreme weather. It chases characters, carries away houses, and in some more “creative” cases drops cheeseburgers and frogs from the sky. But how does the movie version of weather look compared to real life? We turned to Weather Channel meteorologist Stephanie Abrams for the answer.