Those of you with a big interest in the weather, and severe weather in particular, may want to mark your calendars for this Saturday, April 10, 2010, when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, in cooperation with the National Weather Service, hosts its first annual StormFest. The event runs from 9 am to 4 pm at the museum, and includes displays and exhibits from a number of groups such as the American Meteorological Society, State Climate Office, NWS, NCSU and media outlets, and a number of weather and safety-related presentations.
Included among the day's highlights are a talks about NCSU's participation in the VORTEX storm-chase/research program and a panel discussion in which the chief meteorologists of all of the television station weather departments in the area (including our own Greg Fishel) will answer questions submitted by the public. Also, for those of you interested in becoming an official severe weather spotter for the National Weather Service Skywarn program, there will be two basic and one advanced Skywarn weather spotter classes offered.
The Science Museum link I included here gives a rundown of the schedule for the day, and also includes a link for submitting your question to the panel of Chief Meteorologists. Or, you can just e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org - either way, we hope to see you there!