Whether severe weather fascinates you, has you heading for the basement, or a little of both, you can learn more about it on Friday at the Rock Island Library. The free Severe Weather 101 talk is at the Watts-Midtown Branch auditorium.
Whether severe weather fascinates you, has you heading for the basement, or a little of both, you can learn more about it on Friday at the Rock Island Library.
Nick Bartholomew, of Illinois Storm Chasers, presents on “Severe Weather 101” at 2:00 pm on Friday, June 30 at the Rock Island Public Library’s Watts-Midtown Branch, 2715 30th Street.
In nearly 10 years in the weather industry, Bartholomew has seen the worst of our Midwest weather. His presentation will share some of his severe weather experiences, help you know what to look for, and answer your questions about being ready for Midwest storms.
The free hour-long presentation on severe weather and local climatology is designed for adults, though older children and teens may also be interested. The Illinois Storm Chasers program is free and open to the public.
Illinois Storm Chasers was founded in 2015, by owners Danny Neal and Adam Lucio, to bring accurate, non-sensationalized weather coverage for the whole state. In 2017, ISC developed a specialized forecast map referred to as a Threat Assessment Map (T.A.M,) which forecasts significant weather hazards. In addition to presentations and storm spotter training, Illinois Storm Chasers offers specialized forecast maps, a website, weather app, alert system, and Facebook site with more than 339,000 followers. Illinois Storm Chasers also partners with the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration’s (NOAA)Weather Ready Nation - Ambassador program. Partners such as Illinois Storm Chasers commit to working with NOAA and other partners to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather.
In April, the Rock Island Public Library became an officially-recognized Climate Resilience Hub of CREW (Communities Responding to Extreme Weather.) As a resilience hub, the library provides information, resources, events, and public spaces that help the public be better prepared for severe weather, local weather emergency preparedness, and climate issues.
For more news about events and services at the Rock Island Public Library, visit the library website, follow library social media, or call 309-732-READ.
Find Your Voice this summer with reading and events for all ages, June 1 through July 31 at the Rock Island Public Library Downtown Library, Southwest Branch, Watts-Midtown Branch, and Library2Go locations.