Storm Team 8 hosts online meteorology classes for students at home during coronavirus pandemic

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Weather Break with Storm Team 8 airing at 10 a.m. this week on WFLA Now

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Public schools in Florida are closed this week due to the coronavirus pandemic. The WFLA Storm Team 8 therefore brings the fun of meteorology to students at home!

Every morning, Storm Team 8 will host a 10 a.m. weather break on WFLA Now. Each Weather Break with Storm Team 8 will feature a different science lesson exploring the funniest and most fascinating topics in meteorology.

For children who have already expressed an interest in the weather or who have become a meteorologist themselves, Weather Break will give them insight into some of Tampa Bay’s most seasoned weather forecasters, including Leigh Spann, Ian Oliver and Amanda Holly.

During the first weather break on Monday, Leigh and Ian explained how the clouds develop. They also identified the most common cloud types we see in the Tampa Bay area.

In Tuesday’s lesson, Leigh and Ian discussed Tampa Bay as the Lightning Capital.

Leigh, Ian and Amanda Holly spoke on the formation of tropical storms and hurricanes on Wednesday.


Parents, if you are looking for a way to keep your kids occupied and want them to continue learning while they’re out of school, you can watch Weather Break with Storm Team 8 every morning at 10 a.m. It will be available on the WFLA app, WFLA.com and the WFLA Facebook page. Our meteorologists will even answer questions on Facebook Live!

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