Thursday, August 20, 2015

Eye on the Sky

Short-term weather prediction radar
National Weather Service Forecast Office
Goodland, Kansas
August 2015
The first stop on our itinerary was at the National Weather Service Weather Station (NOAA) in Goodland, Kansas. We asked for a tour of the facility and Jessica, a young meteorologist, showed us the various radar screens and answered all of our questions about how the weather in that area is predicted. She also explained how the alerts that are broadcast on weather alert radios initiate from their office.


There is a NOAA station in Riverton, Wyoming, too, but I've never been inside the building.

I am thankful that these weather stations throughout the country are manned by individuals that keep an "eye on the sky" so we can be better prepared for severe storms.

Brenda did a lot of research to find potential places to visit on our trip. She picked some fascinating things for us to see that I'll be sharing for the next week or two.

7 comments:

  1. Must have been a fairly calm weather day judging from the relaxed look of the office staff. I bet the mood is a whole lot different during tornado season.

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  2. Exactly what Tracy said.

    Sounds like a very interesting place to visit.

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  3. Sounds like you are having a good trip! It must have been wild in the days when the weather appeared with no warning, eh?

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  4. I love all things WEATHER and would have really enjoyed that visit! Hooray for more fun posts to come Nancy!

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  5. That is sooo cool that you got a tour! Brenda sounds like the best kind of traveling companion! have a great time and stay safe! Love the updates!

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  6. I would never have thought to do a tour of a weather station. Very interesting.

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