I’ll be out at the Science Spectrum in Lubbock tomorrow with the chase vehicle on display and talking to people about storm chasing and severe weather. Come on out and join us!  At the end of this post is a video on YouTube that is the beginning of a 9 part series from last year’s event, so you can see what kind of weather enthusiast fun you’ll miss out on if you don’t come!  It’s also a great chance to get storm spotter training and a tour of the Lubbock NWS office.  The event is free (except for the IMAX movie).

Sat., February 26th (11:00am to 5:00pm)

The Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society at Texas Tech University along with the Science Spectrum, KCBD News Channel 11 and the National Weather Service will be hosting Lubbock’s Fifth Annual Severe Weather Awareness Day on Saturday February 26th, from 11:00am to 5:00pm at the Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater.

Activities will include hands-on weather experiments for kids of all ages, live weather demonstrations with a tornado simulator, information on severe weather preparedness, and door prizes.  Storm Chasing vehicles, weather instrumentation from Texas Tech’s Severe Storm Research Team as well as a mobile Doppler radar will be on-site and open for all to see.

The national Weather Service, whose regional offices are located in the Science Spectrum building, will also be providing a certified Storm Spotter Training seminar and guided tours of their offices to the general public.

Additionally, special OMNI Theater screenings of the film, Storm Chasers will also be featured in celebration of the day’s events.  Storm Chasers lets audiences get closer to real tornadoes, hurricanes and other severe storms than most would ever dare!

Come out and meet John Robison and the whole KCBD weather crew for a weather-filled day of fun! This is a *FREE event for the general public and will be located in the Science Spectrum’s Exhibit Hall .

*Regular OMNI Theater ticket rates apply for all films.

Showtimes for Storm Chasers on Sat., Feb. 26th will be at 2:00 and 4:00pm.
General Admission Ticket Prices for OMNI films:
$8.00 Adults
$6.50 Seniors (60+)
$6.50 Children (ages 3-12) ?

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