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What is WeatherReady Fest
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What is WeatherReady Fest

Filed in Featured by on June 23, 2020 • views: 26

Learn how to be better prepared for a disaster with the Virtual WeatherReady Fest! Billion-dollar weather disasters are a regular occurrence today. The devastating impacts of extreme events like tornado outbreaks, widespread floods, destructive hurricanes, crippling droughts, deadly wildfires, and earthquakes can be reduced by teaching people useful preparedness and resilience techniques.

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Recent Articles #2

How Does a Weather Forecaster Know What to Forecast?
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How Does a Weather Forecaster Know What to Forecast?

Filed in Featured, Grades 9-12 by on May 30, 2020 • views: 58

WUSA 9 Chief Meteorologist Topper Shutt answers viewers’ questions about how he uses GOES satellite data to accurately predict the weather. Video from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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How Do We Use GOES Satellites?
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How Do We Use GOES Satellites?

Filed in Featured, Grades 9-12 by on May 30, 2020 • views: 53

Operated by NOAA and launched by NASA, GOES-P will continue providing critical data used for real-time weather prediction on Earth as well as space weather events, and search and rescue efforts.

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The Unsolved Mystery of Tornadoes
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The Unsolved Mystery of Tornadoes

Filed in Featured, Grades 9-12 by on May 29, 2020 • views: 60

This is a great video on The Unsolved Mysteries of Tornadoes with the late Severe Storm Researcher, Tim Samaras. Video from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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What is In-Cloud Lightning?
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What is In-Cloud Lightning?

Filed in Featured, Grades 6-8 by on May 29, 2020 • views: 63

What is in-cloud lightning? Can it help us predict violent storms? Find out in this animated SciJinks video. Video from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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What is the Jet Stream?
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What is the Jet Stream?

Filed in Featured, Grades 6-8 by on May 29, 2020 • views: 58

Jet streams are bands of strong wind that generally blow from west to east all across the globe. They impact weather, air travel and many other things that take place in our atmosphere.

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Stormy Space Weather
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Stormy Space Weather

Filed in Featured, Grades 6-8 by on May 29, 2020 • views: 73

What is space weather and how can satellites help monitor it? Check out this fun animation to find out. Video from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Advanced Storm Spotter Training
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Advanced Storm Spotter Training

Filed in College/Adult, Featured by on May 28, 2020 • views: 55

Advanced Severe Weather Topics for Storm Spotters given by the National Weather Service forecast office in Norman, Oklahoma. Online training recorded on March 30, 2020.

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Basic Storm Spotter Training
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Basic Storm Spotter Training

Filed in College/Adult, Featured by on May 28, 2020 • views: 61

Recorded at the Pelham Civic Complex before a big crowd in March 2019. The trainer is Brian Peters, former WCM (Warning Coordination Meteorologist) for NWS Birmingham, now on the ABC 33/40 Weather Team.

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Severe Weather & General Safety
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Severe Weather & General Safety

Filed in College/Adult, Featured by on May 28, 2020 • views: 52

Todd Barron, the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service forecast office in Huntsville, Alabama, shares a video on knowing your impacts with severe weather.

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Ward’s Flood Plain Model Explained
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Ward’s Flood Plain Model Explained

Filed in Featured, Grades 3-5, Grades K-2 by on May 28, 2020 • views: 80

National Weather Service Hydrologist, James LaRosa, demonstrates the Wards Flood Plain Model. Thank you to the National Weather Service office in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Hurricanes… James Spann’s Weather School for Kids
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Hurricanes… James Spann’s Weather School for Kids

Filed in Grades 3-5, Grades K-2 by on May 27, 2020 • views: 81

James Spann, chief meteorologist of ABC 33/40 in Birmingham, Alabama, gives an online lesson on hurricanes geared primarily for those in grades 1-5, but older kids and adults will learn as well!

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Tornado Safety
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Tornado Safety

Filed in Special Needs by on May 27, 2020 • views: 61

Tornadoes can strike at any time of the day, anywhere. The National Weather Service forecast office in Birmingham outlines safety tips for you to act on whether at home, work, or school, or on the road.

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Knowing Your Location on a Map & Seasonal Weather Threats
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Knowing Your Location on a Map & Seasonal Weather Threats

Filed in Special Needs by on May 27, 2020 • views: 61

Do you know where you are on a map? It’s an important step in being weather-ready! Doing so will help you understand your forecast and tell when severe weather is heading your way.

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Severe Thunderstorm Safety
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Severe Thunderstorm Safety

Filed in Special Needs by on May 27, 2020 • views: 60

Severe thunderstorms can affect any part of the country and are dangerous in several different ways. Know what to do when severe thunderstorms are threatening your area, and be sure to understand severe weather ‘watches’ and ‘warnings.’

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Everything Weather… James Spann’s Weather School for Kids views: 95

James Spann, chief meteorologist of ABC 33/40 in Birmingham, Alabama, gives an online lesson on meteorology geared primarily for those in grades 1-5, but older kids and adults will learn as well!

An Exciting Set Of Speakers To Appear At WRF 2019 views: 881

We have an incredible list of speakers lined up for the WeatherReady Fest 2019 Speaker Series, ranging from weather history to preparing for emergencies to the climate.

“The Weather Dude” Nick Walker Is Back For 2019 views: 1452

That’s right… The Weather Dude, Nick Walker, is back for 2018 to perform his weather songs that teach about severe weather preparedness. And, in case he looks familiar to you, Nick is an on-air meteorologist at The Weather Channel.

Tours Of SWIRLL Given At WRF 2019 views: 985

Come and see the latest in the scientific study done on severe weather, lightning, radar meteorology, and much more! We’ll have free transportation to take guests from the main WeatherReady Fest…