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Keeping Rain from the Drain

Jessica T. R. Brown, NOAA’s Georgia Sea Grant in Brunswick, GA Have you ever wondered where the rain goes once it hits the ground? Rainwater that falls on a surface that can’t absorb it is called stormwater. Scientists and engineers try to mimic nature to catch rainwater where it falls by using plants, soil, and…

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Hurricane Observations: On the ground and in the eye

Sean Waugh, NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, OK Hurricanes impact people all over the world, and not just along the coastlines! The NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory takes you inside the research behind a landfalling hurricane to better understand these complex storms and all of the hazards it causes. NOAA NSSL’s mission is…

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Forecasting the Weather in Southcentral Alaska

Kaitlyn O’Brien, NOAA’s National Weather Service in Anchorage, AK Are you interested in how to observe and predict the weather? Are you considering a career path in meteorology? Come learn about how meteorologists track and forecast the weather in Southcentral Alaska! We’ll also explore the many different services provided by the Alaska Region National Weather…

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Breaking Up is Hard To Do: River Ice Breakup in Alaska

Crane Johnson, NOAA’s National Weather Service Alaska Pacific River Forecast Center in Anchorage, AK Each spring, rivers in Alaska go from ice covered to open water during a time of year we call ‘Breakup’. It is a time to be prepared. Ice jams can form during breakup and cause flooding. Join us to look at…

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Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow…but How Much?

Dr. Jessica Cherry, NOAA’s National Weather Service’s Alaska-Pacific River Forecast Center in Anchorage, AK Snow is a critical part of the annual water cycle throughout Alaska and provides important ecosystem services to plants and animals (including humans). Join us to look at how snow interacts with the environment in different parts of our state and…

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Designed to Survive: Prepare Your Home to Withstand Storms

Kanesa Duncan Seraphin, NOAA’s Hawai’i Sea Grant, Honolulu, HI Large storms can bring destructive winds, rain, flooding, and storm surge. What materials or designs help your house survive a storm? How can homes be built, or modified, to keep people dry and safe during strong storms? Join University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant educator, scientist, and…

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Bringing Weather Forecasting Down to Earth

Tim Walsh, NOAA’s Satellite Service in Silver Spring, MD Did you know that 95% of the data used in weather forecasting models comes from satellites? NOAA’s Satellite Service operates the Nation’s weather satellites around the clock, 365 days a year. The next generation of these satellites are being built and prepared for launch by NOAA…

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Alaska Sea Ice, Ice, Baby

Michael Lawson, NOAA’s National Weather Service in Anchorage, AK Learn all about Alaska sea ice from a National Weather Service sea ice analyst! Come join us to find out about different types of sea ice, how it forms and is different than freshwater ice, and how NOAA sea ice analysts analyze sea ice from satellite…

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Not Your Friendly Neighborhood Wave: Staying Safe from Tsunamis in Alaska

Dr. Summer Ohlendorf, NOAA’s National Weather Service Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, AK Earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, oh my! What’s one thing these hazards have in common? They’re all capable of moving a large amount of water very quickly, creating a special set of waves called a tsunami. While the most well known tsunami up here…

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