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Weather, News, and You at The Da Vinci Science Center

Ed has visited hundreds of elementary schools (just like yours) throughout Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey over the last twelve years. In addition, Ed has been presenting another program specifically tailored for the DaVinci Science Center! Back by popular demand, he will be presenting his fun, energetic, and educational weather program at the DaVinci Science Center at Cedar Crest College in Allentown. Ed's program will be held on selected Tuesdays (see schedule below). The program will begin at 11:00 a.m. and will last approximately 60 minutes). (Note: teachers, principals, parents: please be sure to call ahead to check availability as space for Ed's program will be limited). For more information, be sure to check the DaVinci Center's website for detailed information on how your group can take part in Ed's program. In addition to Ed's school program, Ed has teamed up with the DaVinci Center to provide a completely functional WFMZ Weather Center (at the DaVinci Center). This new, highly interactive weather experience will be open during the regular hours at the DaVinci Science Center. There you will find:

● A FUN virtual weather kiosk where a "virtual Ed" will teach the children about the wonderful world of weather...with a push of a button (which changed annually)!

● Visitors will be able to try their hand as a weather person in front of a blue screen. Now you can be on TV under all sorts of incredible weather conditions....inside the DaVinci Center!

● Ed will help you learn how to forecast with some of the best weather tools.....and lots more!

● The entire weather center is highly interactive....lots of fun for young and old alike! Don't miss it!

2015 Program Dates:

All programs held from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015


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  • Forecast Discussion

    Tonight: Blustery and much colder with clearing; will "feel like" it's 0 to -15 overnight. Low: 5

    Saturday: Brisk and much colder with plenty of sunshine. High: 23 Low: 14

    ***Wind Chill Advisory in effect, mainly northern areas, from midnight to Saturday morning***

    ***Wind Advisory in effect for the area into Saturday morning***

    The clouds will also begin to clear overnight as high pressure briefly moves in for Saturday. Clearer skies tonight means temperatures will plummet into the single digits and with the winds still whipping at a fairly good clip we're going to watch feel like temps drop to 10 to 20 below zero! Despite a tremendous amount of sunshine on Saturday highs will only make it into the low 20s, but the wind will again make it feel like the teens and single digits most of the day. Sunday will be less windy and milder with high temperatures rebounding into the low and mid 30s. With our next storm system approaching from the southwest the clouds will be increasing during the day Sunday. Later Sunday afternoon/early evening snow will begin to overspread the area and continue into Monday. At this point most of the models are indicating that this could be fairly significant snowfall event for our area. We will be providing a specific snowfall map (covering all of our viewing area) early Saturday afternoon. In the meantime, our thoughts on probability of snow totals (at this time):

    CHANCES FOR SNOW TOTALS (Sunday evening/Monday)
    <4" - 25%
    4-8" - 35%
    8-12" - 35%
    >12" - 5%

    The biggest concern in the short term is the wind chill values making it feel like 10-20 degrees below zero overnight into Saturday. We'll continue to keep our eyes on the storm and keep you posted on what we expect over the next couple days. Enjoy your Super Bowl weekend!

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