Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Field Trip

We had a pretty awesome field trip today. We went to the National Weather Service building and they gave us a tour of their building and answered all of our questions about their radars, warning systems, and all things weather. We got to see the radar and satellite images they use to forecast weather, how they issue warnings, what areas they're responsible for, what they do if bad weather hits their building, and how they produce our hourly and weekly forecast. It was so awesome. The kids asked amazing questions, and they were eager to help us learn.
The part that fascinated me most was when he said they discovered radars could see weather by accident while looking for planes during WWII. I always assumed they spent years working to create something that could help us predict weather, and I couldn't believe that instead it was something they just stumbled upon. I guess that's the way life is though; sometimes we just stumble into something beautiful and realize we were meant to be there all along.

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