Weather enthusiasts of all ages gather to watch a weather balloon released at the 2009 National Weather Festival in Norman. This year's festival is scheduled 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. PHOTO BY PAUL HELLSTERN, THE OKLAHOMAN

National Weather Festival scheduled Saturday in Norman

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The annual event features a storm chaser car show, hourly weather balloon launches, tours of the National Weather Center and its federal forecasting offices and abundant children's activities

NOAA administrator makes first visit to National Weather Center

News | Updated: Mon, Oct 25, 2010 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco visited NOAA Weather Partners sites in Norman, said she was impressed by the interaction between research and actual radars and other tools for weather and climate.

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