Episode 208: What Happens When You Get Too Much Precipitation?

Meet the Expert: Robin Fox,  surface hydrologist with the National Weather Service

Robin Fox, meteorologist


I’m a Service Hydrologist at the National Weather Service office in Spokane Washington. Prior to that, I worked as a Meteorologist for many years. Aside from monitoring water and weather, I’m active in outreach, especially educational outreach where I give presentations locally and nationally through the NWS Virtual School Outreach Team. In my free time, I like to hike, bike, and travel with my husband, Jonathan, and our two dogs.







Robin Fox in front a a dam that hold back water    Robin Fox doing stem outreach






CHALLENGE: Keep track of the precipitation in your area for a week. Then compare your numbers with the weather service numbers in your area. Are they the same?

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Into the Wind book cover

Highlighted book for this Episode!

Chasing Helicity Into the Wind by Ginger Zee

When Helicity Dunlap flies to Texas to spend time with her best friend Mia, she hopes to leave the tragedies of the devastating tornado and flash flood back in Michigan-at least for a little while.

And if there’s one place in the world that has weather to rival Michigan’s, it’s Texas. She and her friends go out for a day sail and get caught up in a derecho-a line of intense, widespread, and fast-moving windstorms that once again turn her boat-and life-upside down. She’ll have to face her fears and muster all her strength and knowledge to fight her way out of the nightmare.





Book List: 

National Geographic Kids Everything Weather: Facts, Photos, and Fun that Will Blow You Away by Kathy Furgang

A Kid’s Guide to Weather Forecasting – Weather for Kids by Baby Professor

The Everything KIDS’ Weather Book: From Tornadoes to Snowstorms, Puzzles, Games, and Facts That Make Weather for Kids Fun! 
by Joseph Snedeker

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