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Connect with hurricane forecasters and pilots that fly into hurricanes

Tuesday, May 01, 2018 12:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Hurricanes: Science and Society (HSS) team at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography (URIO/GSO) is again partnering with the NOAA National Hurricane Center (NHC) and the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center (AOC) to offer a FREE hurricane preparedness webinar for 4th through 6th grade classes. The webinar will cover hurricane hazards, forecasting, observing hurricanes with airplanes, and hurricane preparedness. The purpose of the webinar is to raise understanding and awareness of hurricanes, hurricane hazards, and hurricane preparation in advance of the 2018 North Atlantic hurricane season. Videos, visualizations, graphics, and other media will be included to engage students. NHC forecasters and AOC aircraft personnel will speak live to the classrooms. 

This free webinar on hurricanes will be offered NEXT WEDNESDAYMay 9, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. CDT (11:00 am EDT). This webinar is part of the 2018 Hurricane Preparedness Week and the NOAA Hurricane Awareness Tour (HAT). The webinar will be broadcast live from the Baton Rouge, Lousiana, stop of the HAT.

Registration Information: 

Schools/classes wanting to participate MUST REGISTER in advance. For information, or to register, go to:

Questions for hurricane scientists and aircraft personnel may be submitted ahead of time- information for question submissions will be shared with those that have registered. The webinar platform also allows NHC/NOAA personnel and HSS staff to answer student questions in real time during the webinar. This year’s field location, however, means that only a limited number of questions submitted ahead of time, and in real time, will be answered during the webinar.  

Questions?  Please contact Holly Morin at

This webinar is sponsored by the Inner Space Center at the Graduate School of Oceanography University of Rhode Island.

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