Since April, the National Hurricane Center has been busy producing webinars for students of 4th, 5th, and 6th grades in hurricane-vulnerable areas around the U.S. East and Gulf Coasts. According to Senior Hurricane Specialist / Warning Coordinator Meteorologist Daniel Brown, there’s been more than 3,700 participants at the webinars conducted since April. “The biggest webinars were the Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Georgia/South Carolina/North Carolina webinars,” Brown told Weatherboy via email.
According to the National Hurricane Center, these webinars will focus on the job of a meteorologist, the weather hazards that come with hurricanes, and will describe how meteorologists get out weather information before a storm arrives.
Two identical webinars were provided in 7 regions; there’s a maximum capacity of 500 participants per webinar. Due to demand, an additional webinar was added for students in Florida.
The Central Pacific Hurricane Center is also rolling out their own series beginning on May 21 for students in Hawaii. As with the Atlantic Hurricane Season, the Central Pacific Hurricane Season, which impacts Hawaii, begins on June 1. The 2020 Central Pacific and Atlantic Hurricane Seasons come to a close on November 30.
Schedule of Hurricanes at Home webinars:
- Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama:
- Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands:
- Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina:
- Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York:
- Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine:
11 am EDT Tuesday, May 12: Archive: https://youtu.be/PRd67LL1-Ic
11 am EDT Tuesday, May 14: Archive: Coming Soon