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Thursday, April 26, 2012

National Weather Museum Handles the Storm


             Since 2006, the nation’s first Weather Museum has been ready to handle any storms that roll into the Houston area. After impact-resistant Simonton StormBreaker Plus® windows helped protect the facility from numerous severe storms and Hurricane Ike during the past several years, the museum and its staff are ready for almost anything Mother Nature throws at them.

            “Before we opened in 2006 our historical building was outfitted with more than 70 energy-efficient Simonton StormBreaker Plus windows,” says Jill Hasling, CCM, executive director of the John C. Freeman Weather Museum. “These impact-resistant windows have helped protect our facility from some tremendous storms over the years including Hurricane Ike in 2008.”

            A project of the Weather Research Center, the Texas-based education and research organization, the John C. Freeman Weather Museum is a facility where people of all ages come to learn about the weather, its history and public safety. “Understanding the science behind weather formation and the ways in which storms develop is crucial to all of us so that lives and property can be protected,” says Hasling.

            Founded in 1987, the non-profit Weather Research Center manages a worldwide forecasting operation and provides groundbreaking research to scientists around the globe. Meteorologists work on severe weather advisories, marine forecasts, long-range outlooks, environmental studies and forensic meteorology services. For more details, visit www.wxresearch.org.

 

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