National Weather Center Open
Here are some pictures from the Open House held at the new National Weather Center in Norman on Saturday, 4-Nov-2006. You’ll probably need to set your browser size
to full screen to correctly display these pics.
This recently-opened facility is now home to the National Severe Storms
Laboratory, units of the National Weather Service, and the University of Oklahoma’s Meteorology
The facility seems to be the first successful step in
establishing Norman and the OKC metro. area as a
meteorology research center. We can all
hope that it'll form the seeds of a research complex like the highly lucrative
medical research center in North Carolina's "Research
Triangle" in Raleigh-Durham, anchored by Duke University, UNC Chapel Hill, and NC
State. We're talking jobs and economic
activity to keep us and our kids (ßin my case), from having to
move out-of-state immediately upon graduation.
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