The Saturday, April 9, 2022 Annual Family Weatherfest and Science Spectacular

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

This event is brought to the public with free admission and free parking
due to the generous funding of State Farm Insurance

Event location and parking
2020 Event Poster  Event Posters Previous Years  

Weatherfest last year, April 4, 2020 was Cancelled
Weatherfest this year April 10, 2021 is also Cancelled due to the Pandemic

We are returning bigger and better, next Spring on Saturday, April 9, 2022 !


Nebraska's devastating Flooding in 2019 is the focus of our severe weather symposium

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

Severe weather symposium 2020 
Noon to 4:30 p.m.

Storm spotter training workshop 2020
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Severe weather symposium 2020

  • TBA
  • Storm Spotter Training Workshop
    Brian Smith, National Weather Service

Severe weather symposium

Severe weather symposium

Great Plains Weather Book 

What makes the Great Plains climate unique?

The Center for Great Plains Studies is launching 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
  • Nebraska Extension
  • State Farm Insurance