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Posted at 7:00 PM ET, 02/25/2008

Bucket O' Bookmarks: Site for Kids, Teachers

By Steve Scolnik
Image from The Weather Channel

The latest (January) issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society has a pointer to a new Weather Channel web site for kids. The WeatherED section contains a weather encyclopedia grouped into topics such as Hurricanes and Tropical Systems, Heat Waves, and Winter Storms. A glossary ranges from "absolute humidity" to "Zulu time". A Careers in Meteorology section summarizes job types and shows the resumes of several Weather Channel on-air personalities. Weather games include an interactive forecast which uses Flash technology to create a custom forecast display. Teacher resources (registration required) include "standards-based lesson plans" on several topics for various grade levels (3-5 and 6-10).

By Steve Scolnik  | February 25, 2008; 7:00 PM ET
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Wow, the 0Z GFS is rich! Inaccurate as it may be beyond a 3-day range, the model predicts some sort of frozen precip (in the 850 MB zone, at least) for:
Saturday, March 1
Tuesday, March 4
Friday, March 7
Sunday, March 9 (this whole weekend looks pretty snowy, actually)
Thursday, March 13

Yes, it's doubtful that any of these storms will actually emerge. However, the model does predict pretty cold temps in the coming two weeks, which do allow for a heightened possibility of snowfall. I have a feeling that I'm completely misreading the GFS right now, because all of this seems far too good to be true.

Perhaps our real "Winter" season is just beginning.

Posted by: mcleaNed | February 26, 2008 12:18 AM | Report abuse

One word of caution: I have a dance scheduled on Friday, Mar. 14. We're supposed to be well into METEROROLOGICAL SPRING by then!!! (No frozen, please!)

Posted by: El Bombo | February 26, 2008 9:37 AM | Report abuse

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