Meteorologist Mike Caplan imparts weather wisdom at Gurnee school

 
 
Updated 4/27/2017 5:23 PM
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  • Mike Caplan, a meteorologist for Fox News Chicago, diagrams a thunderstorm Thursday during his presentation on weather at Spaulding Elementary School in Gurnee.

      Mike Caplan, a meteorologist for Fox News Chicago, diagrams a thunderstorm Thursday during his presentation on weather at Spaulding Elementary School in Gurnee. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Mike Caplan, a meteorologist for Fox News Chicago and a Gurnee resident, imparts some weather wisdom Thursday on students at Spaulding Elementary School in Gurnee.

      Mike Caplan, a meteorologist for Fox News Chicago and a Gurnee resident, imparts some weather wisdom Thursday on students at Spaulding Elementary School in Gurnee. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Students listen intently Thursday as Mike Caplan, meteorologist for Fox News Chicago, teaches about the weather during his presentation at Spaulding Elementary School in Gurnee.

      Students listen intently Thursday as Mike Caplan, meteorologist for Fox News Chicago, teaches about the weather during his presentation at Spaulding Elementary School in Gurnee. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Fox News Chicago meteorologist Mike Caplan spoke with students Thursday at Spaulding Elementary School in his hometown of Gurnee.

      Fox News Chicago meteorologist Mike Caplan spoke with students Thursday at Spaulding Elementary School in his hometown of Gurnee. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Students at Spaulding Elementary School in Gurnee have been studying weather lately, so who better for a special visitor Thursday than Fox News Chicago meteorologist Mike Caplan?

As a kid Caplan, a resident of Gurnee, went to Gurnee Grade School, Viking Middle School and Warren Township High School. His presentation focused on thunderstorms and the dangers that come with them, such as lightning and tornadoes.

"We are very excited that Mr. Caplan agreed to come and speak to our kids," Spaulding Principal Ellen E. Mauer said. "(Students are) fascinated by weather and the fact they get to watch someone talk to them that's on TV makes them much more interested in what's going on."

At the end of the presentation Caplan played a tornado video and promised to mention the school on his next broadcast.

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