WBRC First Alert Weather Fest at McWane Science Center

Updated: May. 7, 2019 at 10:56 AM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The WBRC First Alert Weather Fest is back and better than ever this year!

Join us Saturday, May 18 at the McWane Science Center from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The WBRC First Alert Weather team will be there, along with many guests, promoting severe weather safety.

This year’s vendors include:

  • iHeart Radio
  • Alabama Partners for Clean Air
  • Hurricane Hunters
  • Midland Weather Radio
  • Jefferson County Department of Health (Air Division)
  • Birmingham Baron’s Mascot
  • Alabama Science in Motion
  • Trussville Fire Safety House
  • Alabama Storm Troopers
  • Legacy Credit Union
  • National Weather Service Birmingham
  • Jefferson County EMA
  • Forestry Division
  • Salvation Army
  • Alabama Water Institute
  • University of Alabama Huntsville
  • Alabama EMA
  • Amateur Radio
  • UAB Emergency Management
  • Alabama Power
  • Children’s of Alabama
  • National Weather Association Local Chapter
  • Window World
  • Jacksonville State University
  • WBRC Weather Watchers

The WBRC marketing team will also be there to help you install the WBRC First Alert Weather app on your smartphone or tablet. WBRC and our team of experts will be available to program your NOAA Weather radios.

There will be music, games, hands-on children’s activities, scavenger hunt, science experiments, demonstrations, and prizes so grab the family and come out to Weather Fest 2019.

A WC-130J Hercules from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron "Hurricane Hunters" flies the...
A WC-130J Hercules from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron "Hurricane Hunters" flies the first mission of the 2008 hurricane season. The Air Force Reserve squadron is part of the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. This year, the planes are equipped with the Stepped-Frequency Microwave Radiometer, which measures the wind speeds at the surface. The data collected by the Hurricane Hunters increases the accuracy of the National Hurricane Center Forecast by 30 percent. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. James B. Pritchett) (TSgt James Pritchett)

For those interested in touring the WC-130J Super Hercules hurricane hunter aircraft located at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, visit the WBRC tent to receive a pass.

Don’t forget the sunscreen and if you take any photos use #WxFest19 on social media!

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