NWS in Huntsville Creating Tornado Exhibit

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- National Weather Service scientists want north Alabama residents to contribute to an exhibit about last year's tornado outbreak.

Chief meteorologist with the weather service in Huntsville tells The News Courier the permanent exhibit Sci-Quest Hands-On Science Center will include displays showing what happened on April 27, 2011 and what made the outbreak so widespread.

Interactive displays will explain the science of weather. Other displays will showcase historical records, including taped recollections from forecasters and newspaper clippings.

There will also be a detailed timeline of events, photos and videos and a memory wall.

Darden says he wants to add a more personal touch by collecting unusual items found that day from Limestone County residents.

The exhibit is funded by a Preserve America Grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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