Thousands attend National Weather Festival in Norman

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NORMAN, Okla. – Thousands of people fascinated by weather attended the National  Weather Festival in Norman on Saturday.

There were vendors selling weather-related equipment, balloon launches, weather technology displays, and the 4 Warn Storm Team was on hand to meet the many visitors crowding into the National Weather Center.

Chief meteorologist Mike Morgan, along with Emily Sutton, took pictures with fans and talked about wild weather.

Pilot and reporter Jon Welsh was there to show fans the Bob Moore Chopper 4 and how it’s used to track dangerous weather.

Also, Reed Timmer, dressed as a character from Wizard of Oz, was there to show fans how he chases storms in Dominator 4.

Aaron Bracket, Matt Posgai and Sarah Libby were also busy shaking hands and autographing pictures.

This annual festival highlights many weather-related organizations and is hosted by the prestigious National Weather Service and forecast operations.

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