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NORMAN, Okla. – Fans of everything weather-related will be heading to the National Weather Service in Norman this weekend, including a few of our meteorologists.

The center is hosting the “National Weather Festival” on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Organizers say this year’s festival is dedicated to the May tornadoes, with the theme of “Prepare, Respond and Recover.”

Visitors will be able to see what goes on inside the National Weather Center, along with interacting with TV meteorologists and public safety officials.

Guests have a chance to stop by special booths to ask questions about tornadoes, storm shelters, storm fears and Oklahoma weather patterns.

Children will also be able to check out a lot of emergency vehicles, like ambulances, fire trucks, National Guard vehicles, OHP cars, Salvation Army trucks and Red Cross trucks for the organizations that helped during the May storms.

At 10 a.m. on Saturday,¬† NewsChannel 4’s Emily Sutton, Chase Thomason and Aaron Brackett will be hosting a weather balloon launch and meeting with visitors.

 Guests will also be able to meet the Oklahoma City Thunder Girls.

Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit the National Weather Festival’s website.