9. Do ONE of the following:
(a) Make one of the following instruments: wind vane, anemometer, rain
gauge, hygrometer. Keep a daily weather log for one week using information
from this instrument as well as from other sources such as local radio and
television stations, NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards, and internet sources
(with your parent’s permission). Record the following information at the same
time every day: wind direction and speed, temperature, precipitation, and
types of clouds. Be sure to make a note of any morning dew or frost. In the
log, also list the weather forecasts from radio or television at the same time
each day and show how the weather really turned out.
(b) Visit a National Weather Service office or talk with a local radio or television
weathercaster, private meteorologist, local agricultural extension service officer,
or university meteorology instructor. Find out what type of weather is most
dangerous or damaging to your community. Determine how severe weather
and flood warnings reach the homes in your community.