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Downloadable Poster and Large Map (PDF) | En Español
Downloadable 8 ½ by 11 inch Flyer (PDF) | En Español
Downloadable 5 ½ by 4 ½ inch "Mini" Flyers (PDF) | En Español
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Bring the family to the Brownsville/Rio Grande Valley National Weather Service Office for a day of fun and learning! Our staff, along with partners from the City of Brownsville and elsewhere in the Valley will welcome you to a host of activities. Check out what we have in store:

  • Tours. Learn how we collect and analyze data to predict the weather for the RGV, and how we provide forecasts, warnings, and other information that you can use to protect your life and livelihood. Meet and talk with the staff who live in your "neighborhood" and answer this noble calling.
  • Fun and Games
    • Try to make it "pour" more than your competition in our rain gage measurement contest
    • See how a waterspout forms!
    • Learn how to make a cloud
    • What is heat conduction?
    • Launch your own mini weather balloon!
  • new! Weather Balloon Launches at Noon and 2 PM!
  • Meet Others Who Keep You Safe. Scheduled to Appear:
    • City of Brownsville Fire Department
    • American Red Cross, South Texas Branch
    • Texas General Land Office
    • Cameron County Health
    • Amateur Radio Operators
    • Rio Grande Valley Radio Stations (invited)
  • Food. Inexpensive choices will be available from our vendors:
    • Chick-Fil-A
    • Maui Wowi Coffee and Smoothies
    • Outlaw Kettle Corn
    • Maira’s Cafe (tacos, nachos, and more)
  • Prizes! Dozens of door prizes will be given away throughout the day. Weather–wise (below) and otherwise:
    • NOAA Weather Radios
    • Rain Gages
    • "Tornado in a Tube" Connectors
    • Lowe’s Home Improvement
    • Gift Certificates from Local Restaurants
    • ...and More!
local map to NWS Brownsville/Rio Grande Valley Office
All roads lead to 20 South Vermillion Road! Black arrows guide you to the office location, on the north side of the Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport. Need a wider view? Click here for a zoomable map in Google Earth. Need Google Earth? Download here.

Flow diagram of people and vehicles for the NWS Brownsville/RGV Weather Festival
Flow diagram of people (pedestrians) and vehicles through the NWS Brownsville/Rio Grande Valley office, vendor/exhibitor area, and grounds. Parking will be available for nearly 200 vehicles at one time.

The show will go on, Rain or Shine! The latest forecast suggest a good deal of "shine", and NO RAIN. We’ll see y’all here!

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