National Weather Festival Nov. 7

A crowd watches a weather balloon launch during the 2008 National Weather Festival.

A crowd watches a weather balloon launch during the 2008 National Weather Festival.

Weather enthusiasts of all ages won’t want to miss the 5th Annual National Weather Festival from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 at the National Weather Center, 120 David L. Boren Blvd., in Norman. The free public event will feature tours, children’s activities, a storm chaser car show, hourly weather balloon launches with local broadcast meteorologists, weather related information and products, Science on a Sphere, and an amateur radio demonstration. Vehicles used in the VORTEX2 tornado study will also be on display.

Event sponsors include the Norman Chamber of Commerce Weather Committee, NOAA, University of Oklahoma College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences and the National Weather Center.

More information is available online at http://www.norman.noaa.gov/nwf09 or by calling (405) 325-6907 or (405) 321-7260.