- Published on Wednesday, 29 May 2013 21:59
- Written by Super User
WILMINGTON, N.C. – On Saturday, June 1, Stormfest will blow into Cape Fear Museum of History and Science.
Stormfest is a severe weather awareness and preparedness event, being held for the fourth year in Wilmington. The event, organized by Cape Fear Museum and the National Weather Service, will be a fun filled day of all things meteorology.
It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is free (no museum admission charged) and open to the public.
The event, like the Museum, will be family-friendly. Interactive weather demonstrations by Cape Fear Museum educators and plenty of hands-on elements will be scattered throughout the Museum.
Meteorologists from area television stations News 14 Carolina, WECT and WWAY will be on hand to talk about severe weather, and the National Weather Service will show off its five-foot-tall cyclone simulator.
Representatives from the local chapter of the American Red Cross, A.R.E.S Amateur Radio, Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, New Hanover County Emergency Management, New Hanover County Public Library, Senior Resource Center and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be located throughout the Museum to discuss hurricane preparedness and offer tips on keeping your family safe during severe weather.
For those interested in becoming official weather watchers, meteorologists from the National Weather Service will offer SKYWARN spotter training during the event.
This free training teaches citizens about severe weather often seen in the Eastern Carolinas, how to identify cloud features associated with severe thunderstorms and tornadoes, and how to report severe weather to the National Weather Service.
Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, a department of New Hanover County, is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday; Labor Day through Memorial Day. Normal admission rates are $7 for adults; $6 for students with valid ID and senior citizens; $6 special military rate with valid military ID; $4 for children 3-17; and free for children under 3. Museum members are admitted free. New Hanover County residents’ free day is the first Sunday of each month.
The Museum is located at 814 Market Street in historic downtown Wilmington, NC. More information: www.capefearmuseum.com.
Source: New Hanover County Public Information Office.