Texas weather is wild! One day we’re in shorts and t-shirts this winter, the next we’re in our warmest coats. Texas is known for powerful storms with hail, flash floods, lightening and strong winds. Occasionally in the spring season, twisters even show up in parts of Texas. Did you know that March through May is considered our severe weather season?
We can learn all about the Lone Star State’s extreme weather on Sunday, Feb. 1 during the free WeatherFest 2015 event at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. Families are invited to the Bullock for FREE admission from noon – 5 p.m. with special weather weather-related programs from noon – 3 p.m. You can talk with meteorologists from Time Warner Cable News, KEYE and KXAN. And kids can check out plenty of hands-on activities, too.
-> What to Expect at WeatherFest:
— Special Family events from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
This event, co-sponsored by the Bullock Museum and Time Warner Cable News, features hands-on science experiments by Girlstart, weather-related films and panel discussions, and family-friendly activities. Plus, meet your favorite local meteorologist!
— Discussions & Presentations:
- 12:10 – 12:50 p.m. -> Spring Forecast, El Nino Update, and Hazards of Texas Weather
- 1:30 – 2:20 p.m. -> Ask-A-Meteorologist Panel Discussion
(Please note that the films are not free. Tickets must be purchased in advance here.)
- 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. -> Wild Texas Weather
- 2:30 p.m. -> Twister
— Drop-in Stations:
Stop by and visit with these exhibitors that will be offering hands-on activities, vital information and more!
- Time Warner Cable News
- Austin Fire Department Swift Water Rescue
- Austin Astronomical Society
- City of Austin Watershed Protection
- Lower Colorado River Authority
- KEYE and meteorologist Chikage Windler
- KXAN and meteorologist Jim Spencer
- National Weather Service
- Texas Division of Emergency Management
- Texas Floodplain Management Association
- U.S. Geological Survey
Have fun! Sounds like this event might blow you away!