Tuesday, August 23, 2011

National Weather Service Open House this Saturday

Ever wanted to see where our weather watches and warnings are issued from? Curious about what tools the National Weather Services uses to come up with their forecasts? Well, this Saturday you have the opportunity to find out.

The National Weather Service is hosting an open house for the public at their office in Portland this Saturday, August 27th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

You can drop in anytime during the event and stay as long as you want. The NWS will have 10-15 minute presentations at the top and bottom of every hour (e.g., 11:00, 11:30, etc) and offer tours of the facility. You're invited to discuss topics of interest to you with staff on hand.

Some of the areas you can tour and topics discussed or demonstrated are:

Weather Satellite Imagery
Doppler Weather Radar
NOAA Weather Radio (What is it and why do I need one)
Real-time River Stage Displays
Getting Weather from the Internet

Please drop in and say hello to our partners at the NWS. The address is below.

NWS Portland
5241 NE 122nd Ave
Portland, OR 97230