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Ian Forecast to be a Major Hurricane Entering the Gulf of Mexico; Threats to Florida

There is a risk that Ian will bring dangerous storm surge, hurricane-force winds, and heavy rainfall along the west coast of Florida and the Florida Panhandle by the middle of this week. Flash and urban flooding is possible with rainfall across the Florida Keys and the Florida peninsula through the middle of the week. Residents in Florida should ensure they have their hurricane plan in place. Read More >

NWS St. Louis Education and Outreach Resources


Educational Resources

Check out the links below for educational resources!

 

Owlie's Resources: Owlie Skywarn's National Weather Service education page has numerous resources for kids, teens, and teachers. Resources cover topics like education, games, and safety. 

 

 

 

FEMA Ready: The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Ready webpage has resources for kids and educators on weather and natural disaster safety. 

 

 

NOAA and News2You: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration partnered with News2You to create and provide weather and safety materials for individuals with disabilities. 

 

 

 

NSSL Hot Seat: The National Severe Storms Laboratory has an educational tool that allows people of all ages to see what it's like to be an National Weather Service forecaster issuing storm warnings. 

 

 

 

NSSL Weather Briefly: The National Severe Storms Laboratory created a video series that briefly highlights their research and different types of dangerous weather. 

 

 

 

NOAA Planet Stewards: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Planet Stewards program provides educators working with elementary through college-aged students resources on environmental challenges. 

 

 

 

NOAA Weather Reference Chart: This PDF download from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is a quick reference for understanding the weather and cloud types. 

 

Virtual Presentations

Hey teachers! Want an NWS Meteorologist to talk about the weather in your classroom? We’re offering virtual presentations on two different topics: Weather Basics and Dangerous Weather. Each presentation was designed to be around 45 minutes long with 15 minutes for questions, though timing can be altered to fit needs. Both presentations include questions throughout for student engagement. If interested, please fill out this form

Note: Presentations may be canceled on short notice by the NWS due to severe weather. 

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Note: These guidelines are not "set in stone." If you are unsure about whether or not your group/situation fits the guidelines, please go ahead and submit your request and we will contact you to discuss your circumstances in further detail.