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The annual Rocket City Weather Fest is two weeks from tomorrow - Saturday February 24th - from 10am -4pm at UAH.

There will be a weather balloon launch and storm chasing vehicles on display, along with activities for the kids.

There will also be a storm spotter training class from 11am-1pm. I've never been to one of these but I would like a Skywarn refresher(been at least 10 years) so I hope to either make it to this class or the other Huntsville class in March.

More info here for anyone interested:

https://www.nsstc.uah.edu/rocketcityweatherfest/
 

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I see that there is a chance of thunderstorms on Saturday during the weather fair. Does anyone know if the event is still on if it rains?
I don't know, but I might try to stow away in a storm chase vehicle in case they're deployed!
 

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I see that there is a chance of thunderstorms on Saturday during the weather fair. Does anyone know if the event is still on if it rains?
As of now, everything is still a go. However, we are on a deplyoment alert based on what the weather is doing. The event is hosted by ATS students so if a deplyoment does occur, it may be cancelled.
 

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As of now, everything is still a go. However, we are on a deplyoment alert based on what the weather is doing. The event is hosted by ATS students so if a deplyoment does occur, it may be cancelled.
I imagine that means the Skywarn class would be cancelled as well?
 

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Pleased to announce TW is donating some hats as raffle prizes for this cool event. Hope to see some of you out there!
 

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Can they start it at 8am so I can get out of there in time to chase the tornadoes in northern MS or western TN?
 

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I had a great time at the Rocket City Weather Fair today. I just wish my article in Alabama Living about Storm Spotters was out in time for the event. I could have donated an autographed copy for the raffle.
 

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I got a late start today and slid in just as the Skywarn class was about to start. HUN does a great job with the class.
 

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I was the guy halfwsy up on his laptop the entire time if you saw me. Lol
I was sitting towards the back, stage right as you are facing the stage. I did see a group of 3-4 guys in UAH shirts and one had a laptop out because the skew-t he was looking at caught my eye, at least that's what it appeared to be from a distance.
 

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I was sitting towards the back, stage right as you are facing the stage. I did see a group of 3-4 guys in UAH shirts and one had a laptop out because the skew-t he was looking at caught my eye, at least that's what it appeared to be from a distance.
That was indeed me. We were getting deployment details for that night's operations sorted out during the training
 

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That was indeed me. We were getting deployment details for that night's operations sorted out during the training
one of the guys in the group had a question but was never called on. What was the question?
 

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