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The countdown is on to the 2014 WeatherFest at the McWane Science Center in Birmingham.
We hope you'll join the FOX6 StormWarn team and some special guests in front of McWane Saturday, April 26 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Since this weekend also marks the three year Anniversary of the April 27, 2011 tornado outbreak, we plan on having lots of guests and volunteers promoting severe weather safety.
Our digital team will be there to help you with website navigation and the FOX6 Weather App. And don't forget to bring your NOAA Weather Radio if you need help programming it! Weather fans will also have the chance to see vehicles and tools used by atmospheric scientists to detect and study severe weather.
Guests for this year's WeatherFest include the National Weather Service, Children's of Alabama, Mississippi State University, The University of Alabama Huntsville, The Salvation Army, Red Cross, Baron Services, and the Jefferson County EMA.
There will also be games and a collection of prizes that will include tickets to the Tornado Alley IMAX movie at McWane.
We look forward to seeing you this Saturday for WeatherFest 2014!