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Severe Weather Expected for the South on Tuesday; Winter Weather Conditions for the West, Central Plains, and Upper Mississippi River Valley

Severe weather is forecast across the middle and lower Mississippi Valley Tuesday afternoon where tornadoes and damaging winds are expected. A strong cold front will track across the Intermountain West accompanied by strong winds, heavy snow and elevated fire weather conditions for portions of the western High Plains with heavy snow likely for Upper Mississippi Valley Tuesday. 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?