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National Weather Center
Ranked #4 of 26 things to do in Norman
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

At the time I went it was only opened several times a week for visitors that had made a reservation in advance. It was very interesting to see the advances in enhanced dopler radar imaging and how well data integration from sateilites works. OU has been doing a great deal of work in conjunction with DARPA at this NOAA facility fro several years.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank John H
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Coming up October 21, 2017, from 10 am until 2 pm will be this year's National Weather Festival. This yearly event is a great opportunity to see the inner workings of the National Weather Center.

The NWC is premier facility of its type in the nation.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank AL I
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Took the tour of the National Weather service. The tour was very informative and interesting. The tour guide explained things in lay terms to make it easy for everyone to understand. It is not only for "weather geeks" but anyone that has any interest in the weather around them,and how the local tv meteorologist comes up with their info to tell you how they come up with their forecast.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

The center is one of its kind with more than 500 meteorologists working on all sorts of projects there. The tour requires online application beforehand, where a question relates to the citizenship of the visitor. The tour lasted about 75 minutes, with a look at the weather chaser vehicles and tornado watch control room, which is a secured facility, where you could only see the big monitors. I expected much more, with an in-depth look of all types of scanners, radars and sensors used today, and videos of deadly tornadoes and and how these calamities are actually handled in the field as well as in the control room. In essence, I expected far more attention grabbing stuff.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank csserious
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

We had 25 of our retired Army friends in town for a reunion. None of them had been to Oklahoma. They were impressed with our tour guide who was a college student enrolled in the Metrology School. She answered everyone of their questions. They had no idea that we had the National Weather Center here in Oklahoma.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Sydney S
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