Guests: WBTV Broadcast Meteorologists
Thursday, September 17, 1998
Student Meeting: Transcript
Teacher Meeting: Transcript
During the Town Meeting there will be a discussion of lightning and
lightning safety as related to organized outdoor activities.
Think about and discuss these questions before the Town meeting:
- Whose responsibility is it to call a game if thunder is heard?
- Does your school have specific guidelines?
- Do the little league organizations? The YMCA?
- What if a parents hear thunder? Do they have a right to go down to
the field, approach the official, and demand the game be called? If not, who is willing to
take an active role and improve societys understanding of the dangers of lightning?
A great school, class, or even a scouting project
would be to get super-informed about lightning safety, then spread the news within the
local community. You could approach organizations that conduct outdoor events, explore
their safety policies, and present information designed to heighten awareness about the
hazards of lightning. The ultimate aim is to help achieve a safer environment for all
people involved in outdoor activities and sports. This is a great opportunity for
real-world application of concepts relating to environmental phenomenon.
Excellent Internet Links
- North Carolina Stormtrack.ComA partnership between The News and Observer and WRAL-5, Stormtrack.com
focuses on North Carolinas weather with a special emphasis on hurricanes.
- WeatherNet - Connecting You To The World Of WeatherWeatherNet, the Internet's premier source of weather information, provides
access to thousands of forecasts, images, and the Net's largest collection of weather
links, WeatherNet is the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of weather data on the
Web. Scroll down to the link, 'Weathersites' and feast your eyes on hundreds of Internet
sites with the emphasis on weather. Everything from government sites (NWS, NOAA, NCEP) to
University's to TV stations... it's all there!
Last updated: 11/18/05