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Sip N’ Science- Terrible Tuesday

Fri, April 12 @ 6:30 pm 8:30 pm

  • WFTX Extreme Weather History
  • Explore the disaster timeline
  • Truth vs. Legends
  • Tornado Trivia & Safety Methods

Step into the eye of the storm with our next Sip’N Science program, Terrible Tuesday! Guided by retired Chief Meteorologist John Cameron, learn about the path of destruction created by the terrifying Wichita Falls tornado that took place in 1979. Sippers will learn how to keep themselves safe, view images of Terrible Tuesday and its aftermath, along with learning general tornado trivia. Join us while enjoying some of your favorite beverages and snack on delicious hor d’oeuvres!

Explore the minute-by-minute timeline of this disaster and where the tornado caused catastrophic damage. Guests will take a jump back into the past and watch this historical event step by step, and learn where we could have changed the course of history. John will also delve into some common safety methods and facts about these swirling giants, along with examining the damage left behind.

Participants will chase the tornado’s route through Wichita Falls and discover some myths and truths about this terrifying storm. Separating fact from fiction, John will elaborate how these myths have affected the public’s perspective of tornadoes. Sippers will also hear the tales of this unhinged tornado and how it affected locals and families of our city. 

Join us with some Terrible Tuesday Trivia and test your knowledge about this historic weather event! Attendees will have the opportunity to quiz themselves on this event’s timeline, its impact on the community, and the lessons learned from this devastating natural disaster. Whether you’re a weather enthusiast, a history buff, or simply curious about this pivotal moment in our city’s past, join us on Friday, April 12th, from 6:30-8:30 PM!

Reserve your seats now by filling out the form below!

$25 per person, $20 for RBNC Members. For ages 21 and up only.

John Cameron was part of the NewsChannel 6 Storm Team for two decades beginning in 1999. He is one of RBNC’s recent additions to our team, specializing in meteorology, tracking storm routes, and mapping local weather. John and his wife Meredith, are longtime Wichita Falls residents who are wonderful members of our community. John is no stranger to local stages, either as a drummer or bassist for local bands or more recently as a hip-hop DJ!

Sip n’ Science FAQ

Is it BYOB?

No, wine and beer are distributed by a TABC-certified bartender. Please bring your ID with you to the event.

Do you have to be 21 and up to attend?


I don’t have a PayPal account, how can I pay?

We have several ways of accepting payments! You can come to the Nature Gift Shop at RBNC any time during business hours, we can take your payment over the phone, you can send in a check, or you can check out using PayPal as a guest. Registration will not be complete until RBNC has your form and payment. Give us a call at 940-767-0843 if you have any questions!

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