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Wintry Mix in the Great Lakes Region; Mountain Snow in the West

Heavy snow, a wintry mix, and strong winds are likely in the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes into the Interior Northeast this weekend. Heavy mountain snow will continue across the Pacific Northwest and in parts of the Northern and Central Rockies. Read More >



Cloud Chart Fun, printable, and colorful cloud chart that help identify clouds in your own backyard!

SCIJINKS GAMES Interactive games that explore how different types of weather develop and impacts communities. Create snowflakes, explore the differences in tornado strength, see how rainbows form, and more!

CLIMATE TIME MACHINE Interactive series of visualizations showing how some of Earth's key climate indicators have changed over the decades. 
UCAR GAMES FOR WEATHER AND CLIMATE Memory and matching games about weather and climate features, with interactive learning along the way.




Owlie Coloring Books- All WeatherFloodsHurricanesLightningTornadoes  Printable coloring books with Owlie, the NWS Weather Owl. Learn about dangerous weather types and how to stay safe when weather hits

Become a Young Meteorologist Interactive game that follows Owlie and through a series of adventures that teach preparedness and weather safety

Aim a Hurricane See how large scale winds change the path hurricanes by interacting with different weather patterns to move the hurricane's path.


High School and College


HOTSEAT SIMULATOR Think you got what it takes to sit in the hotseat or severe weather? Check out this simulator and learn how to issue warnings like we do in the National Weather Service.

Smithsonian's Weather Lab Take on the role of a meteorologist by predicting spring weather and how people should dress for it in particular regions of the United States.

PBS Cloud Lab Learn to classify clouds, track the development of megastorms, and analyze data to better understand hurricane in the interactive PBS Cloud Lab.

Virtual Reality Flash Flood Join the Clark County Flood Control District as you experience a virtual flash flood event. Will your car be washed away? Or do you know the right steps to take to survive the storm?