Weather

StormFest to hit Raleigh museum

Posted June 16, 2011 9:17 a.m. EDT
Updated June 18, 2011 3:39 p.m. EDT

— Weather aficionados can learn about the latest storm research and families can learn how to prepare for disasters when StormFest hits the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Saturday.

Meteorologists from four local TV stations, including WRAL's Greg Fishel and Elizabeth Gardner, will teach about what causes weather and how to predict it. They participated in Q&A sessions at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

North Carolina State University researchers will talk about their storm-chasing experiences, and Red Cross officials will discuss how families can prepare for storms and how local governments respond to storms.

The event runs 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St.