J.C. Freeman Weather Museum - June 28, 2007
Our day trip to the Freeman Weather Museum and Weather Research
Center to learn all about weather went perfect. Eighteen members and guests enjoyed an escorted tour by meteorologist
Jen Nagle through six rooms, each focused on different aspect of global weather, but highlighting the Gulf Coast area.
The TV weather room had all the paraphernalia necessary to do an actual TV weather forecast, including camera, monitors
and green screen. Other rooms featured different climates, a pseudo-tornado, pictures of
hurricane/cyclone/typhoon/tsunami phenomena and older type weather gear. A projecting, rotating weather globe showed
the earth with different cloud and land formations, varying sea temperatures, also used to display land and atmospheres
on the other seven planets. A video documentary by KPRC-TV made before and after hurricane Carla along the Gulf Coast
in 1961 ended our visit. Thanks to Jen, Maureen and Jill, the weather girls who made our trip worthwhile and memorable.
Afterwards, everyone enjoyed a good lunch at the K L Malaysian Restaurant.