RHINELANDER - Science students at James Williams Middle School got the chance to talk weather Wednesday. Three WJFW meteorologists gave talks at the school as part of a career lecture program hosted by the teachers. The talks also also offered a chance to address severe weather awareness.
"We love to get out into the community and talk to area schools and educate kids with what's going on with the weather," explained WJFW Chief Meteorologist Matt Benz. "This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in the state of Wisconsin, and we feel we need to at least get the word out about what to do when there is severe weather, and what to watch out for."
The kids were treated to several weather experiments to demonstrate the ins and outs of weather. Teachers also held a coincidental tornado drill during the lectures. Several students in the group were excited to learn about the world of meteorology.