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Severe thunderstorms likely from the Midwest to the Mississippi Valley

Severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds, very large hail, and a few strong tornadoes are likely today and tonight from the Midwest to the lower Mississippi Valley region. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall and flooding of low lying areas. Read More >

 

Education and Outreach

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Tallahassee maintains a very active educational outreach program. This includes both visiting schools and inviting students to the office to view office technology and see first-hand how a meteorologist prepares a forecast. WFO Tallahassee personnel have presented general topics on weather to elementary school students; performed as science fair judges in middle schools; conducted in-depth reviews of aviation weather at a high school ROTC program; and lectured to college students at Florida State University on life as a forecaster in the NWS and many other office programs. Many students and teachers are unaware of the varied resources available from NOAA, various other federal agencies, the American Meteorological Society and sundry private sources. The following is a list of easily available outreach resources geared to all school levels and used by this office. This page will be updated monthly and we welcome any suggestions or additions. If you have any questions or would like to arrange an outreach activity please contact Mark Wool at mark.wool@noaa.gov or call (850) 942-8833 during normal business hours.

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DOC/NOAA Educational Resources

 

NASA/NOAA SciJinks https://scijinks.jpl.nasa.gov/weather/
CDC Natural Disasters https://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/
NOAA Education Resources www.education.noaa.gov
Weather Coloring Books for Kids www.nssl.noaa.gov/edu/bm/bm_main.html
NOAA Research's Education Links https://research.noaa.gov/
Storm Prediction Center www.spc.noaa.gov/faq/
National Hurricane Center http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/outreach/
NSSL weather room https://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/
NCDC www.ncdc.noaa.gov/ol/climate/climatedata.html
UCAR Meteorology Education & Training meted.ucar.edu/index.htm
Hurricane FAQs www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/tcfaqHED.html
Globe Project www.globe.gov

 

National Weather Service Educational Resources

 

Owlie Skywarn https://www.weather.gov/owlie/
Weather Ready Nation: Be A Force of Nature

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/force.html#

 

Other Federal Government Educational Resources

 

NASA Space Place https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/
NASA Kids Club https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/index.html#.V5ECekYrKCg
NASA S'COOL https://scool.larc.nasa.gov/
Other NASA Education Links https://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/about/index.html
FEMA for Kids - Be a Hero https://www.ready.gov/kids
USGS Education Pages water.usgs.gov/education.html

 

University Educational Resources

 

FSU-Explores www.met.fsu.edu/explores/
Plymouth State Cloud Boutique https://vortex.plymouth.edu/cloudboutique/​
Plymouth State - Here Comes the Sun vortex.plymouth.edu/sun.html

 

American Meteorological Society Resources

 

AMS Homepage www.ametsoc.org/AMS/
Education and Careers https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/education-careers/
Careers in Meteorology https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/education-careers/career-guides-tools/all-about-careers-in-meteorology/

 

Other Resources

 

Foundation for Water/Energy Education - Hydrologic Cycle www.fwee.org/hlogic.html
Red Cross Resources https://www.redcross.org/
Weather Wiz Kids https://www.weatherwizkids.com/
The Weather Prediction https://theweatherprediction.com/​

 

Abbreviations

FEMA: Federal Emergency Management Agency
NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NCDC: National Climatic Data Center
NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NSSL: National Severe Storms Laboratory
NWS: National Weather Service
UCAR: University Center for Atmospheric Research
USGS: United States Geological Survey
CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention