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How Do We Use GOES Satellites?

How Do We Use GOES Satellites?

Filed in Featured, Grades 9-12 by on May 30, 2020 • views: 173

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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Recent Articles #2

The Unsolved Mystery of Tornadoes

The Unsolved Mystery of Tornadoes

Filed in Featured, Grades 9-12 by on May 29, 2020 • views: 216

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?

What is In-Cloud Lightning?

Filed in Featured, Grades 6-8 by on May 29, 2020 • views: 195

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?

What is the Jet Stream?

Filed in Featured, Grades 6-8 by on May 29, 2020 • views: 217

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

Stormy Space Weather

Filed in Featured, Grades 6-8 by on May 29, 2020 • views: 202

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

Advanced Storm Spotter Training

Filed in College/Adult, Featured by on May 28, 2020 • views: 167

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

Basic Storm Spotter Training

Filed in College/Adult, Featured by on May 28, 2020 • views: 185

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

Severe Weather & General Safety

Filed in College/Adult, Featured by on May 28, 2020 • views: 172

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

Ward’s Flood Plain Model Explained

Filed in Featured, Grades 3-5, Grades K-2 by on May 28, 2020 • views: 245

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

Hurricanes… James Spann’s Weather School for Kids

Filed in Grades 3-5, Grades K-2 by on May 27, 2020 • views: 234

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

Tornado Safety

Filed in Special Needs by on May 27, 2020 • views: 215

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

Knowing Your Location on a Map & Seasonal Weather Threats

Filed in Special Needs by on May 27, 2020 • views: 220

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

Severe Thunderstorm Safety

Filed in Special Needs by on May 27, 2020 • views: 189

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

Everything Weather… James Spann’s Weather School for Kids

Filed in Grades 3-5, Grades K-2 by on May 22, 2020 • views: 225

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!

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An Exciting Set Of Speakers To Appear At WRF 2019

An Exciting Set Of Speakers To Appear At WRF 2019

Filed in Featured, News by on September 5, 2019 • views: 998

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.

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ABC News Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee – Getting Into Meteorology views: 26

Take a trip through Ginger’s past to see how she became a meteorologist and learn how you can become one too.

Climate Central Presents “Climate Change: The Basics” views: 55

This outstanding video is produced by Climate Central’s meteorologist Sean Sublette.

The Final #Datapalooza Twitter Chat Will Be Held on Thursday, Oct. 1st at 12 pm views: 45

This year, @NOAASatellites will be holding its third annual #Datapalooza — a series of Twitter chats that aim to celebrate NOAA data while also making it more accessible.

What is WeatherReady Fest? views: 233

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.