Home of the World’s Worst Weather Live!* 

Connect live to the highest peak in the Northeastern US, Mount Washington, New Hampshire, as Weather Observers and Education Specialists at the non-profit Mount Washington Observatory present a Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/MWObs/) program called “Home of the World’s Worst Weather Live.” 

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·         WHEN: Mondays*, Tuesdays** and Thursdays at 11:15 AM EST

·         WHAT: MWO’s summit scientists will take 15 minutes to share the latest weather conditions and forecasts from high above treeline, followed by a Q&A session.

·         WHO: Targeted for grades 3-8 content will expand on MWO’s well-established distance learning program that connects students across the country to the excitement and science taking place in the “Home of the World’s Worst Weather”.

 *Mondays programs will focus on a special topic each week starting with “How to Take a Weather Observation” exploring the basic components of weather. 

**Tuesday and Thursday programs will provide real-time weather conditions and forecasts being presented by an Observer on the summit. 

 Live programs will be uploaded here for use outside the regularly scheduled time. Additional resources and activities related to the science of weather are also provided below.


Special Topic Schedule: The Basics of Extreme Weather Observations

Monday, April 27thPrecipitation

Monday, May 4thIntroduction to Thunderstorms

 Monday, May 11th: Lightning and Lightning Safety

 Monday, May 18th: T-Storm Types: Squalls, Supercells & Derechos

Monday, May 25thTornadoes

Latest Videos:

Episode 24: Forecast Discussion
Episode 23: Forecast Discussion
Episode 22: Severe Storm Types
Episode 21: Forecast Discussion 
Episode 20: Forecast Discussion 
Episode 19: Lightning!
Episode 18: Forecast Discussion
Episode 17: Forecast Discussion
Episode 16: Introduction to Thunderstorms
Episode 15: Forecast discussion
Episode 14: Forecast discussion
Episode 13: Precipitation 



Previous Episodes:

Episode 10: Pressure April 20th 2020

Monday, April 20th: Pressure

Episode 9: Forecast Discussion  April 16th 2020
Episode 8: Forecast Discussion  April 14th 2020
Episode 7: Wind   April 13 2020

Monday, April 13th: Wind

Episode 6: Forecast Discussion  April 9th 2020
Episode 5: Forecast Discussion  April 7th 2020
Episode 4: Temperature  April 6th 2020

Monday, April 6th: Temperature

Episode 3: Forecast Discussion  April 2nd 2020
Episode 2: Forecast Discussion  March 31st 2020
Episode 1: Introduction! March 30th 2020


Resource for Further Learning (Check back frequently for updates!)



·         Mount Washington Observatory

o   Current Conditions

o   Higher Summit Forecast

o   Norms, Means & Extremes

·         National Weather Service Education

·         Blue Hill Observatory: Home of the Oldest Climate Record in the Nation


·         NASA Climate Kids

·         NOAA Climate

·         National Centers for Environmental Information: Preserves, monitors, assesses and provides public access to the Nation’s treasure of climate and historical weather data and information.

·         CLEAN: Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network

Other Lessons & Activities

·         CoCoRaHS: Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network

·         UCAR Center for Science Education:

WMUR Virtual Learning: Broadcast Meteorologist Hayley LaPoint of WMUR, NH, offers free virtual lessons. 


*Free programming is being provided in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that is forcing schools nationwide to go to virtual classrooms. The non-profit Mount Washington Observatory (MWO) will offer free distance learning programs three times a week to support educators in their efforts to provide remote learning opportunities until further notice.



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