Monday, March 4th, 2024

Public Weather Awareness Day Approaches

Forecasts, green screens and more at Weather Awareness Day.

Millersville University meteorology students will hold their annual Public Weather Awareness Day on April 18 in Pucillo Gymnasium from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

The event will feature numerous student booths to educate the public about the weather. Topics include climate, space weather, forecasting, severe weather and weather instruments. There will be kid-friendly demonstrations as well, such as cloud in a bottle and games like Weather Jeopardy.

Other activities include face painting, raffles, balloon animals, kids’ crafts and a weather balloon launch. The launch will take place at 2:30 p.m. on the weather center deck located on the 4th floor of Caputo Hall. Observers will see the data coming in from the balloon first-hand.

In addition, attendees will get the chance to play around with a green screen at the Millersville Weather Watch booth.

“Weather Watch is an online weather news program run by Millersville Meteorology students,” said Renee Duff, Vice President of Millersville’s American Meteorological Society and coordinator of this year’s Public Weather Awareness Day. “Last year, they used the green screen for people to make short clips for the upcoming episode.”

Outside vendors, such as AccuWeather, the National Weather Service, Weather Works, Weather Bug and York County Emergency Management will be at the event as well. “Each vendor typically brings their weather products and giveaways,” said Duff. “All of them are very eager to talk about their company and profession with the public.”


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