Saturday, OCTOBER 8, 2022
Annual Family Weatherfest and Science Spectacular

 is currently being planned to be in-person and a celebration of the 20th event!

Event location and parking
2020 Event Poster  Event Posters Previous Years  

Weatherfest April 10, 2021 was Cancelled due to the Pandemic
Weatherfest April 4, 2020 was Cancelled due to the Pandemic

We are returning bigger and better, this coming Fall, October 8, 2022

Weatherfest is a Weather Ready Nation Ambassador Event


Weatherfest 2020 exhibits and displays
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Meet the weathercasters
10:00 a.m. to noon
2nd floor

Extreme weather symposium 2021
Noon to 4:30 p.m.


Student with demonstration
Parent and child with map

Featured exhibits and activities (2021)

  • List of exhibits and displays
  • Hands-on science demonstrations and experiments
  • Storm photography Displays
  • UNL Storm Research Vehicles

Extreme weather symposium 2021

Severe weather symposium

Great Plains Weather Book 

What makes the Great Plains climate unique?

The Center for Great Plains Studies launched their latest book in the Great Plains Series called Great Plains Weather by Ken Dewey, who offers a historical climatology of extreme weather events plus his experiences on the road.

About the book

Great Plains Weather book cover
Weather Ambassador logo

A “Weather-Ready Nation” Ambassador

Improving the nation’s readiness, responsiveness, and overall resilience against extreme weather, water, and climate events

About WRN Ambassadors

Weatherfest demo table with attendees


  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Geography program
  • Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • School of Global Integrative Studies