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Severe Thunderstorm Safety
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Severe Thunderstorm Safety

Filed in Special Needs by on May 27, 2020 • views: 100

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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Recent Articles #2

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: 97

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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Tornado Safety
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Tornado Safety

Filed in Special Needs by on May 27, 2020 • views: 101

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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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: 126

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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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: 130

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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Basic Storm Spotter Training
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Basic Storm Spotter Training

Filed in College/Adult, Featured by on May 28, 2020 • views: 106

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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Stormy Space Weather
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Stormy Space Weather

Filed in Featured, Grades 6-8 by on May 29, 2020 • views: 115

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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What is WeatherReady Fest
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What is WeatherReady Fest

Filed in Featured by on June 23, 2020 • views: 72

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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How Does a Weather Forecaster Know What to Forecast? views: 92

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.

How Do We Use GOES Satellites? views: 84

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.

The Unsolved Mystery of Tornadoes views: 96

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.

What is In-Cloud Lightning? views: 103

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.