If you're a weather enthusiast, don't miss Stormfest 2011 Saturday, June 18 from 9am until 5pm at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. This free event is a great opportunity for adults and children to learn more about the hurricane season and the recent severe weather in North Carolina. News 14 Carolina's Weather on the Ones team will be there along with other groups including the National Weather Service, Red Cross, SKYWARN, American Radio Emergency Services, State Medical Assistance Team, Urban Search and Rescue, State Veterinary Emergency Response, Wake County Emergency Management, Highway Patrol, National Guard, NC Baptist Men, WakeMed, Rex Healthcare, and local fire departments.
Stop by the News 14 Carolina/Weather on the Ones booth to pick up our severe weather safety guide plus other freebies we have to give away!
You may also be interested in talks that will be given through the day at Stormfest. Here's a schedule of events --
9:45am - Story time for kids - Windows on the World room
10:30am - Ask the Experts panel discussion with Lee Ringer and other local meteorologists - main auditorium
11:00am - What You Need to Know about Family Prepareness with the Red Cross - Windows on the World room
11:30am - Weather Whys for Kids with Pati Darak - Blue classroom (3rd floor)
12noon - Storm Chasing - Vortex II project with NC State University - Windows on the World room
12:30pm - North Carolina hurricane history with author Jay Barnes - main auditorium
1:15pm - Weather Whys for Kids with Joshua McKinney - Blue classroom (3rd floor)
2:30pm - Ask the Experts panel discussion with Gary Stephenson and other local meteorologists - main auditorium
3:30pm - What You Need to Know about Family Preparedness with the Red Cross - Windows on the World room