Wisconsin State Fair Wrap-up

Thank you to all who visited the National Weather Service exhibit at the 2012 Wisconsin State Fair.  We are estimating 12,000 visitors stopped by our exhibit to discuss the NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio program, NWS products and services, our website and the features and services it offers, and the upper air program including the weather balloon on display.  Some visitors just stopped by to say hello and tell a weather story. 

Our exhibit was located in the south pavilion in the Wisconsin DNR Park, just west of the Wisconsin Exposition Center. 

2012 NWS Exhibit
Meteorologist J.J. Wood prepares the NWS exhibit for the day.

Wisconsin State Fair exhibit
Meteorologist Morgan Brooks discusses tornadoes with a young fan.

Wisconsin State Fair exhibit
A young visitor is attracted to the tornado display. 

We also raffled off two Smithsonian Weather Station Kits for children.  We had over 1500 entries for the raffle.  

The winners of the weather station kits are:

Tishia Lynch of Wauwatosa and Ava Rettkowski of McFarland.  Congratulations!

Weather Station Kit

We hope to see you next year at the 2013 Wisconsin State Fair.   

Marc Kavinsky - State Fair Coordinator
NWS - Milwaukee/Sullivan

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