Learn how to be better prepared for a disaster with the Virtual WeatherReady Fest! Billion-dollar weather disasters are a regular occurrence today. The devastating impacts of extreme events like tornado outbreaks, widespread floods, destructive hurricanes, crippling droughts, deadly wildfires, and earthquakes can be reduced by teaching people useful preparedness and resilience techniques.
This will be a crafty weather experiment, but it’s one that you will be able to use again and again. A barometer is an instrument we use to measure air pressure.
This is an online lesson on meteorology, geared primarily for those in grades 1-5, but older kids and adults will learn as well!
WUSA 9 Chief Meteorologist Topper Shutt answers viewers' questions about how he uses GOES satellite data to accurately predict the weather. Video from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.