Asheville sets sights on weather museum

Asheville sets sights on weather museum

There are 7 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Jul 2, 2007, titled Asheville sets sights on weather museum. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

This month, 150 years ago, William M. McDowell began dutifully recording the daily temperatures and atmospheric pressure at his home south of Asheville, becoming the Smithsonian Institution's first official ...

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Matt

Greenville, SC

#1 Jul 3, 2007
Very interesting story that I never knew.
A museum would be great.
Cat Lover

Princeton Junction, NJ

#2 Jul 3, 2007
As a fifth grade science teacher (and a weather fanatic), I love the idea! One of our main curricular areas is weather/climate and this would be a great resource for my students.
Sherry Austin

Clyde, NC

#3 Jul 3, 2007
I think it's a great idea. We'd have a first class weather museum in the same vicinity as Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute. I'm for more science museums, all around.
Bill Byerly

Asheville, NC

#4 Jul 3, 2007
I remember my dad taking readings from a roof top gauge of some sort in the late 50's and early 60's from the Grove Arcade building. He taught us about weather and clouds, etc...

Jim Byerly was his name

“WeaverVEGAS baby!”

Since: Feb 07

Weaverville, NC

#5 Jul 3, 2007
I really think it is a great idea!!!! I as a weather freak, and a future meteorologist 4 the nws,
I think it is about time for asheville to get something very interesting!!!!!!!
hauntedheadnc

United States

#6 Jul 3, 2007
I'm assuming there would be videos and exhibits dealing with historic weather events... It's always stayed in my mind that time a tornado went skipping through downtown Nashville. What little video there was of the event was some of the most fascinating I've seen. I'd love a place where I could go and see videos and pictures from events like that.

“WeaverVEGAS baby!”

Since: Feb 07

Weaverville, NC

#7 Jul 3, 2007
Bill Byerly wrote:
I remember my dad taking readings from a roof top gauge of some sort in the late 50's and early 60's from the Grove Arcade building. He taught us about weather and clouds, etc...
Jim Byerly was his name
that was when the ncdc was there, If you go to the ncdc building, there is a small museum in there, that has photos and articles of historic weather events, even an american flag mounted on the wall, from the blizzard of '93. Go tour the building whenever you have the time!!! You will think its interesting!!!!

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