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Weather Permitting

Division: A- Elementary

NC Essential Standards Alignment: 2.E.1, 5.E.1

Event Rules: See 2024 Division A Rules Manual


This event will test the team’s knowledge of conducting investigations and using appropriate  technology to build an understanding of Severe Storms.


Teams MUST bring writing instruments. No other resources are allowed. Event leaders will bring all other materials.


Points will be awarded for the accuracy of responses. Ties will be broken by the accuracy or quality  of responses to pre-selected questions chosen by the event leader. 

Event Resources:

Weather Permitting 2019 Coaches Clinic Presentation (2020 Rules)
Weather Permitting 2018 Coaches Clinic Presentation (2019 rules)
Geographical Influences
Weather World
Climate Change Online Lab
Precipitation Education

Hurricanes – How Stuff Works
Hurricanes and Climate Change – New York Times video
Severe Weather – Crash Course Kids
How Hurricanes Work – infographic – Live Science
Winds, sea surface, chemistry and more!
WeatherSTEM: National School Weather Stations and Lesson plans and more!
Weather Underground:  Live and past Hurricane Data
BBC take on Hurricanes, Typhoons, Cyclones
Looking at Storms in 3D
A Multidimensional View of a Hurricane
Water Falls: Getting the Big Picture
Dive into a 360- View of a Hurricane
NASA – Hurricanes & Tropical storms
Tropical Tidbits – great blog explaining current weather phenomena
NOAA – National Hurricane Center click on the Education and Outreach sections on the left side bar
The Weather Channel
NASA – Meteorology Educator’s Guide
The Teacher’s Guide – Weather
Internet4Classrooms- Weather Links
American Meteorological Society – lots of good info and links
Weather Wiz Kids – Tornados, Hurricanes, Rain and Floods, Safety, and many activities.
Hurricane Sandy – a summary
Asbestos Exposure Guide 

Archived storm reports from NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center:  Input a date and click “Get Data”.  

Archived weather maps that were the day’s forecast, from NOAA’s Weather Prediction Center: (Select a date, click “Submit”

Archived watches from NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center:  Under “archived Convective Watches”, enter a date and click “Retrieve Watches”

Archived products from NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center in general: .  Enter a date, click “Retrieve X”.

NC State Climate Office
What is Climate? Video
NOAA – Climate
NOAA – Ten Climate Science Activities
Earth Climate Course
Earth Climate System – good notes
NASA Precipitation Education page, lots of good activities, scroll towards the bottom for a water cycle dice game