Readers may know that my days have been very busy with all my flight training and education to get back flying again over Raleigh skies and more importantly to pursue a very difficult FAA unmanned aircraft systems certificate. That stuff is going well but I think my brain hurts from all the studying and tests.
Anyway, I just found out about a wonderful local weather tour I will not be able to attend but local weather nerds might want to jump on the chance. I already promised the Stony Hill Fire Department I would cover their event that day.
The local Raleigh NOAA weather station is going to be giving a tour on October 11 at 9:45 AM. The National Weather Service station is located at 1005 Capability Drive, Raleigh. Building is located on the NC State Centennial Campus in Research Building 3, Suite 300. Look for the building with all the antennas and radar dishes on the roof.
The focus of the tour and presentation will be “How National Weather Data is Collected and Disseminated.”
The FAA announced the tour by saying, “Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to tour the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) facility in Raleigh, NC. Meteorologists will walk you through the many weather gathering portals to see how climate conditions are observed, predicted, and disseminated to airmen and the general public. See first hand what’s behind weather prediction metrics, storm warnings, icing levels, and radar weather data. Understanding how this information is gathered and processed will enable you to make better decisions regarding the weather. Registration is limited to 25 airmen so register NOW by clicking on the link below!”
To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here.
The event says it is for pilots “airmen” but I didn’t see anything in the registration process that would limit it. If you are a true weather nerd and would like to attend you can register through the link or direct questions about attendance to Robert C. Sutherlin, (336) 369-3949, firstname.lastname@example.org