Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Upcoming weather events for all ages!

Mid-Southerners have TWO FREE weather events that they can take part in over the coming week and a half - one for kids (with parents/guardians) and one for all ages!


First, this Saturday (July 28) at Union University in Jackson, TN, the Dixie Alley Storm Chase Team, in conjunction with the National Weather Service and local Emergency Management Agencies, will be putting on a regional severe weather workshop that is free and open to the public.  DASCCON-1 runs from 8:00am-5:30pm and features SKYWARN spotter training classes, exhibits and demos of weather instrumentation and radar products, keynote addresses by nationally-known storm chasers Tim Samaras (Twistex) and Chris Chittick (TornadoVideos.net), a storm chaser car show, amateur radio license testing, a technology expo, and more! Learn more about the event, including seeing a tentative schedule of events and list of appearances, by visiting the DASCCON-1 website. Click the logo below for more information.

FOX 13 Weather Camp

Second, FOX 13 will be presenting their 2nd annual FREE Mid-South Weather Camp on Saturday, August 4, from 9am to noon at Agricenter International.  Parents or guardians can bring their 2nd through 6th graders for a Saturday morning of weather excitement just as the school year gets ready to kick off! Campers will be enjoying hands-on weather experiments and demonstrations and they’ll be able to visit with the FOX 13 weather team. Campers will also see exhibits and interactive experiences with hosts: the National Weather Service, the FedEx Meteorology Department, the Agricenter, the Shelby County Health Department, and the Shelby County Office of Preparedness.  Children must be registered in advance - click the logo below to go to FOX 13's Weather Camp website to learn more and register!  If it is anything like last year, Weather Camp promises to be a fantastic and fun-filled event!

Feel free to share this information with friends and relatives in the area!  Both events can accommodate a large number of people - the more the merrier!

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