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Meet a Meteorologist
  • School Talks - Find out how to schedule a visit to your school from a NWS Meteorologist.
  • Office Visits - Find out how to take a tour of our office and see our staff in action.
  • Ask a Meteorologist - Click here to send an email to our staff if you have a question for a meteorologist!
Teaching/Weather Experiment Resources

  • Experiments

  • Additional Educational Websites
Educational/Safety Posters
  • Tornado Safety in Schools Brochure & Poster (350kb PDF file) - The National Weather Service and local officials collaborated to bring comprehensive information to local schools on how to prepare for a tornado and what to do when a warning is issued.
  • "Significant Event" Posters - We have created posters for several significant weather events that have affected the Tennessee Valley, from the 1989 Huntsville tornado to the 1993 "Storm of the Century". You can download the posters here.
 1993 Storm of the Century
File Size: 617 KB
 1989 Huntsville Tornado
File Size: 2.1 MB
 1974 Super Tornado Outbreak
File Size: 1.1 MB
 1963-64 New Year's Snow
File Size: .3 MB
 1951 Ice Storm/Blizzard
File Size: 427 KB
 4/27/11 Overview
File Size: 6.08 MB
 4/27/11 Bridgeport Tornado
File Size: 2.17 MB
 4/27/11 Cullman Tornado
File Size: 3.67 MB
 4/27/11 Hackleburg Tornado
File Size: 3.27 MB
 4/27/11 Higdon-Shiloh Tornado
File Size: 1.96 MB
 4/27/11 Dekalb Tornado
File Size: 3.44 MB
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