The National Weather Service located in Negaunee Township will be having an Open House today, Wednesday, August 25th from 2 pm to 7 pm!
This event is free and open to all members of the public. This will be an opportunity to tour an official National Weather Service Office, as well as see how we generate weather warnings, forecasts, and products and distribute them via our webpage and on NOAA Weather Radio.
There will be a tour of the office, which will include an introductory presentation, a visit to the operations area, and a look at our observing equipment. This tour will also include an in depth presentation on the use of the National Weather Service Doppler Radar, as well as how we send warning information to the NOAA Weather Radio.
The fun will not be contained within the building. Outside, there will be activities for adults and children of all ages. The activities will range from a one hole weather safety miniature golf course, to our ever popular and crowd pleasing tornado generator. Featured will also be a three dimensional scaled snowfall climatology display that you can walk around to explore historic snowfall records in Upper Michigan. In addition, the Michigan DNRE from Gwinn will be on hand to show attendees equipment they use to put out wildfires.
This event will also be an opportunity to ask National Weather Service meteorologists your weather questions, tell us about your own weather stories, and have discussions on topics that are of concern to you.
Additionally, there will be items for you to take home. We will have our full display of posters, pamphlets, and trinkets for you to take and read. Brochures on basic weather safety, cloud pictures, and weather information resources will all be available.
Our office is located at 112 Airpark Drive South in Negaunee Township next to the old Marquette County Airport.
From US-41, turn north onto Airport Road, then head east (right) on Airpark Drive to reach our office. Signs will be posted to assist you in finding us.