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.