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Exciting Speaker Lineup Announced

Filed in News by on August 17, 2016 • views: 284


Charles Dudley Warner said, “Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” But at the National Weather Association WeatherReady Fest in Norfolk on Saturday, September 10, 2016, you will find all kinds of people who are doing something: meteorologists who study hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning, and more—to help keep people safe.

Several of those experts will impart their knowledge in a fun and informative speaker series in the Conference Room at the Nauticus Science Museum, where the WeatherReady Fest will be held. Topics include everything from the our vulnerability to hurricanes, to rising sea level impacts, to the weather of sunrises and sunsets, to the weather on other planets to the relationship between cola, sports and zombies!

Check out the complete speaker schedule.

10:15 a.m. Student Weather Briefing
10:30 a.m. Bill Read, Former Director of the National Hurricane Center
11:30 a.m. Kathryn Fisher, Old Coast Guard Station, Famous Hampton Roads Shipwrecks
12:00 noon Storm Spotter Training, Jeff Orrock, NWS Wakefield
1:00 p.m. Tony Rice, The Weather on Other Planets
1:30 p.m. The Weather of Beautiful Sunrises and Sunsets: Penn State University
2:00 p.m. Dr. Marshall Shepherd, Cola, Sports, and Zombies: Implications for Communicating Weather and Climate
2:30 p.m. Dr. Michelle Covy, ODU and Virginia Sea Grant
3:30 p.m. National Hurricane Center Tropical Briefing, Eric Blake, via Skype
4:00 p.m. Bill Read, Former Director of the National Hurricane Center

WeatherReady Fest will take place at the Nauticus Science Museum on the waterfront in downtown Norfolk on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Admission requires a free timed ticket that is available online.

Click here to secure tickets for you and your entire family. The tickets are free and are issued for specific hours to maximize the number of people that can visit.


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