the World’s Worst Weather 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.”
Tuesdays** and Thursdays at 11:15 AM EST
summit scientists will take 15 minutes to share the latest weather conditions
and forecasts from high above treeline, followed by a Q&A session.
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.
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.
Topic Schedule: The Basics of Extreme Weather Observations
Monday, April 27th: Precipitation
Monday, May 4th: Introduction to Thunderstorms
Monday, May 11th: Lightning and Lightning Safety
Monday, May 18th: T-Storm Types: Squalls, Supercells & Derechos
Monday, May 25th: Tornadoes
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
Monday, April 20th: Pressure
Monday, April 6th: Temperature
for Further Learning (Check back frequently for updates!)
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
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.
Literacy & Energy Awareness Network
Lessons & Activities
Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network
UCAR Center for Science Education:
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.