National Weather Museum and Science Center Opens In Norman, Oklahoma

 

WEATHER MUSEUM
Roger Edwards, left, and Rodger Brown look at an exhibit during the grand opening festival for new weather museum, 1200 W. Rock Creek Road in Norman, on Saturday, Sep. 17, 2016. Edwards is a member of the weather museum and is lead forecaster for the Storm Prediction Center. Brown will be retiring in the near future from a career with the National Severe Storms Laboratory, where he used Doppler radar to study severe storms. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman

I am very excited about this announcement. This is a very good opportunity for people to go experience what we meteorologists, scientists, forecasters, storm chasers and weather enthusiasts experience all year around and especially during severe weather. 

The new National Weather Museum and Science Center at 1200 W Rock Creek Road will open to the public Sept. 29. Museum hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

The museum highlights the science behind weather, said Doug Forsyth, a retired weather researcher from the National Severe Storms Laboratory.

“The museum shows the history of weather forecasting and uses historical weather instruments to illustrate how technology has evolved,” he said.

The museum will  feature static displays of important historical artifacts such as the first Doppler weather radar console, telegraphs and portable tornado detection devices, an array of weather measurement technologies, hands-on displays, unique objects of tornado damage and other weather-related exhibits. Come and check it out! ~Nicholas

To learn more

For more information, go to myweathermuseum.com. To ask questions or schedule a special tour, call 651-8649.

 

 

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