Spectrum News and the Bullock Texas State History Museum proudly present WeatherFest2018. This FREE event takes place Sunday, Feb. 4 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Bullock Museum, located at 1800 Congress Avenue in Austin. 

Texas is known for its powerful storms! Lightning, hail, strong winds, flash floods and twisters show up most often in the spring season across the Lone Star State. It's our severe weather season, and it typically starts in March and peaks in May. That said, storms can develop any time of the year around here. 

WeatherFest is a FREE, family-friendly event that's all about Texas weather - both good and bad. 

Come meet the Spectrum News Weather Team and our partners who want your family to become STORM READY. You'll get a chance to "talk weather" with the meteorologists you see on "Weather On The 1's," asks the experts your weather questions and take photos with some of your favorite forecasters. What makes lightning work? Learn about the power storms generate with the help of Tesla coil. See a tornado and flash flood up close (and safely!) with the help of simulators. 

And kids, bring your art skill and prepare to enter the annual Flood Poster Safety Contest while you're at WeatherFest. Plus there's a bonus: this year's WeatherFest falls on Free First Sunday, so attendees can enjoy complimentary admission to the Bullock Museum's exhibits all day. 

WeatherFest is presented in partnership by the Bullock Texas State History Museum and Spectrum News Austin.

Exhibitors at this year's event include: 

  • Austin Astronomical Society
  • Austin Fire Dept. Swift Water Rescue & Wildfire
  • Central Texas Discover Engineering with Van de Graaff generators
  • City of Austin Watershed Protection with flash flood simulator
  • Girlstart with hands-on activities for kids
  • Lower Colorado River Authority
  • NOAA-Nation Weather Service with tornado simulator
  • Spectrum News Live Truck
  • Texas Floodplain Managers Association
  • U.S. Geological Survery

For a complete scheudule and more WeatherFest info, please visit the Bullock Texas State History Museum's website.

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