Something for a rainy day: Visit the weather service

Posted: September 23, 2011

Have questions about the current record rains? How about the massive snowfall over the past two years?

Then meet your local meteorologists at the National Weather Service open house in Mount Holly.

The office opens its doors to the public Saturday with tours, and raffles of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) radios, rain gauges and posters.

The Mount Holly Office, which is actually in Westampton, New Jersey, serves 34 counties in four states, including Philadelphia, eastern Pennsylvania, most of New Jersey, as well as Delaware and northeast Maryland.

The free tours of the station will be conducted every 30 minutes from 11 a.m. through to 4 p.m. Each tour will consist of a brief presentation about the National Weather Service, a walk-through of the forecast operations area, and a question and answer session.

The tours are a family-friendly way of seeing what goes on behind the scenes of producing weather forecasts, watches and warnings.

The office is located at 732 Woodlane Road in Westampton Township (near Mount Holly) in Burlington County, New Jersey - not far from I-295.

Participants will be required to sign in and provide identification upon request.

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