What to Know
Weather kids is back! Tri-state school officials can sign up for personalized classroom instruction led by WNBC and Telemundo 47 experts
Popular classroom sessions help children stay safe during severe weather while building awareness of terminology and technology
Visit nbcnewyork.com/weatherkids or telemundo47.com/ninosdeltiempo for more information and to sign up today
For the third consecutive school year, principals, administrators and science teachers at tri-state elementary schools can sign up for personalized classroom instruction led by weather experts from NBC 4 New York / WNBC and Telemundo 47 / WNJU. For more information on the popular Weather Kids / Niños del Tiempo community initiative and to request a station visit, visit nbcnewyork.com/weatherkids or telemundo47.com/ninosdeltiempo. Schools selected for participation will be contacted at least 30 days in advance.
“Our Storm Team 4 family is passionate about the Weather Kids program. They love visiting schools and discussing weather and science with the students. Our team can’t wait to return to the classrooms to work with our region’s next generation of weather experts, “said Amy Morris, NBC 4 New York Vice President of News.
NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 meteorologists and weather experts offer a “real world” look at weather reporting for students, demonstrating how they track and forecast local weather. The interactive presentation also offers important guidance on stay safe in severe weather and allows ample time for students to ask questions. Over the first two years of the program, Storm Team 4 and La Autoridad en El Tiempo team members have worked with more than 4,800 students across the region, participating in 36 classroom and museum sessions in 11 different counties.
“The Niños del Tiempo classroom program reflects Telemundo 47’s deep commitment to our community. Our La Autoridad en El Tiempo weather team knows that severe weather impacts all of us, regardless of where we live and what language we speak. They care deeply about our students and are committed to expanding their growing knowledge of weather terminology and weather safety,” said Endy Rodriguez, Telemundo 47 Vice President of News.
NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 weather experts utilize Storm Tracker 4 / Tele Doppler 47 con tecnología S band, the only commercial high-frequency S-Band dual polarization fixed Doppler weather radar operating in the Northeast. Powered by one million watts of the latest, most cutting-edge technology, StormTracker 4 features a range of 50,000 square miles and can track the storm directly from ground level, providing greater insight on water droplets, hail, sleet, and approaching snow.
Storm Tracker 4 / Tele Doppler 47 con tecnología S band reflects the deepest, most advanced and most comprehensive lineup of weather technology available to any station within the Tri-State region, which also includes StormRanger 4 / CazaTormentas, a first-of-its-kind mobile Doppler weather radar truck and StormChaser 4 / BuscaTormentas, a military spec sports utility vehicle which can travel directly into the storm. To help viewers who are on the go, the station’s meteorologists and weather anchors report their local weather forecasts on the station’s popular digital platforms, which feature an enhanced weather experience and up-to-the-minute severe weather push alerts that viewers can access via station’s mobile app.