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Welcome to the Adventures of NOAA’s Owlie Skywarn and Sanctuary Sam!Welcome to my new blog!

This one-week blog series and social media campaign will highlight numerous resources related to protecting the environment and preparing for hazardous weather in a relatable adventure. Join Owlie Skywarn, the National Weather Service’s go-to-owl for weather science and safety information, and Sanctuary Sam, the Office of Marine Sanctuaries’ resident California sea lion, as they embark on a spring break trip -- exploring locations from the summit of the mountains to the depths of the ocean!


Trip Conclusion
Date Posted: March 21, 2016

Thanks for joining us on our spring break adventure from the mountains to the ocean and learning how water ties all of NOAA together! Even though our trip is over... Read more
The Ocean/Beach
Date Posted: March 18, 2016

Today is so hot and sunny! Perfect for going to the beach again.  It’s time to put on our sunscreen! Even though the thermometer says 85°F, it may feel hotter to us because... Read more
The Ocean/Beach
Date Posted: March 17, 2016

Welcome to the beach! Did you know that this beach is part of a network of underwater parks called national marine sanctuaries? The network includes 13 national marine sanctuaries... Read more
The Bay/Estuary
Date Posted: March 16, 2016

Did you know this beautiful bay is part of an estuary? Estuaries provide many different types of habitats, including shallow waters, open waters, marshes and wetlands, sandy beaches... Read more
River Valley
Date Posted: March 15, 2016

It looks like some of the water from yesterday’s rain showers made it to this river! When it rains on a mountain, the water flows to the bottom and collects towards the base... Read more
Date Posted: March 14, 2016

Today we hiked up a mountain and the view was amazing! From the top of the mountain, we could see the whole water cycle. First, we saw lots of white puffy clouds... Read more
Our Adventure Awaits!
Date Posted: March 11, 2016

Hi, I’m Owlie Skywarn! I am the National Weather Service’s go-to-owl for weather science and safety information. At the National Weather Service (NWS), we provide weather, water, and climate data, forecasts, and warnings in order to protect life and property... Read more