American Meteorological Society hosts free WeatherFest at the convention center

American Meteorological Society's Annual Meeting

Got a question about the weather? Then Sunday may be your day, rain or shine.

About 3,900 weather geeks will descend on Seattle Sunday through Thursday (January 23–27) for the annual meting of the American Meteorological Society. As part of the gathering, the AMS is hosting its 10th annual WeatherFest from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Washington State Convention Center.

The AMS calls WeatherFest a “supersize science fair” designed to instill a love for math and science in children and to spark their interest in a career in the sciences and engineering. Best of all: It’s free.

Among the 60-plus exhibitors on Sunday:

KIRO TV meteorologists Rebecca Stevenson and Sam Argier will show how to customize the KIRO 7 interactive radar to your particular neighborhood. (Attendees can also get their pictures taken in front of the KIRO 7 StormTracker weather map.)

The KING TV weather team—Jeff Renner, Rich Marriot, Jim Guy, Lisa Van Cise and Keisha Burns—will answer weather questions and conduct a drawing for KING 5 weather gear.

The U.S. Forest Service’s Northwest Weather & Avalanche Center will use a model mountain slope and baking flour “snowfall” to illustrate how avalanches happen.

Get more WeatherFest information here.

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