National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Weather Awareness Day at the Summit...October 13, 2002

The National Weather Service, in partnership with the Management Staff of the Summit Shopping Center, hosted Weather Awareness Day on Sunday, October 13th. The event was held in front of Saks Department Store at The Summit, near Interstate 459 and Highway 280.

Participants included the National Weather Service, Alabama Power, American Red Cross, Birmingham Fire, Trussville Fire, Jeffferson County EMA, NBC-13, ABC-33/40, FOX-6 and CBS-42. Each vendor had a separate tent and provided useful information with both demonstrations and brochures.

The theme of the event was increased public awareness about the Secondary Severe Weather Season across Alabama. This was the first attempt at holding this type of event and it is hoped that it will become an annual event.

Thumbnailed pictures below link to full sized images from the event.



Birmingham Staff, thumbnail image

Several Staff members from the Birmingham NWS Office.

David Neal, thumbnail image

FOX 6 Meteorologist David Neal and his daughter.

Stephanie Walker, thumbnail image

NBC 13 Booth with Meteorologist Stephanie Walker.

NBC 13 Hummer, thumbnail image

NBC 13 Hummer and support vehicle.

James Spann, thumbnail image

ABC 33/40 Meteorologist James Spann gives a talk.

ABC 33/40 vehicle, thumbnail image

ABC 33/40 Storm Tracker Vehicle.

CBS 42, thumbnail image

CBS 42 Booth.

Jefferson County EMA, thumbnail image

Jefferson County Emergency Management.

Birmingham Fire, thumbnail image

Members of Birmingham Fire Department.

Trussville Fire, thumbnail image

Trussville Fire Department. Tornado Simulator.

Alabama Power, thumbnail image

Alabama Power Booth.

Red Cross, thumbnail image

Birmingham Chapter of The American Red Cross.