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Chi Hack Night: Building a Weather-Ready Chicago

August 8, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Chicago’s weekly event to build, share & learn about civic tech:

Building a Weather-Ready Chicago (In-person and Online)

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Chicago consists of the Weather Forecast Office in Romeoville and the Center Weather Service Unit at the FAA Air Route Traffic Control Center in Aurora. Together they serve around 10 million residents in 23 counties across northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana, providing weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy.

In this presentation, NWS Chicago Meteorologist-in-Charge Eric Lenning describes how the NWS coordinates very closely with the City of Chicago during hazardous weather situations, while at the same time striving to maintain an equal level of support to the public and key partners across its entire forecast area. Additionally, given the ever-increasing frequency of extreme weather events, he shares how the NWS is working to promote a Weather Ready Nation by providing forecast information in a way that better supports decision making by emergency managers, first responders, government officials, businesses and the public.

RSVP In-person attendees should RSVP beforehand. As occupancy limits permit, walk-ins will be allowed to enter.

Masks required Attendees will be required to wear a mask. We will provide additional masks if you forget yours.

There will be food! We will be serving chicken, steak and veggie tacos from Atolito’s Tacos!

Closed Captioning YouTube automatic closed captioning will be available on our YouTube Livestream.

ASLThis event will not have an American Sign Language interpreter.

Civic hacking After the presentation, we will break out into learning and prototyping groups until 9:30pm.

 

This event will be in person, but you can also tune in via our usual livestream. Doors open at 6pm. The livestream and announcements will start around 6:30pm CDT.

In-person: TeamWorking, 20 N Upper Wacker Drive, 12th Floor, Chicago IL. Enter the Civic Opera Building using the entrance in the middle of the block between Washington and Madison streets. Take the elevators to the 12th floor.

For more information on our in-person events, please see our COVID Policy.

Video: Welcome to Chi Hack Night!

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Date:
August 8, 2023
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://chihacknight.org/events/2023/08/08/noaa

Venue

Hybrid