Go Behind The Scenes At The Amarillo National Weather Service
Have you ever wondered what goes on inside that building with the big radar dome next to the airport? That's the home to the Amarillo Forecast Office of the National Weather Service and you can tour it this weekend. Join the meteorologists and staff this Saturday for a special open house from 10am to 1pm. This is your chance to find out everything the National Weather Service does for our community and see all the cool technology and gear they use to keep us safe.
The event is free and open to everyone. You will have the chance to explore the weather office, as well as several information booths and see the observation equipment located on the grounds. The NWS staff will conduct a live weather briefing every 30 minutes in the operations area. Plus, weather permitting, there will be a special weather balloon launch and tour of the equipment and the science used to help forecast the weather using these special balloons.
The weather service office is located off Highway 60 across from Rick Husband International Airport, at 1900 English Road. Come see where and how they forecast our weather.