PENDLETON - If you've ever wondered how meteorologists use technology to forecast the weather, the National Weather Service will show you.

The agency's Pendleton office has scheduled an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 2001 N.W. 56th Drive. Dennis Hull, warning coordination meteorologist, said the open house is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's year-long celebration to commemorate its bicentennial. The open house is being conducted in conjunction with the Oregon Army National Guard.

Hull said the open house would include:

?Demonstrations about how digital weather forecasts are made for seven days.

?Programs about severe weather and the instruments that meteorologists use.

?Information on how meteorologists forecast the weather for forest fires.

?Free Skywarn storm spotter training.

?Displays of Oregon Army National Guard tanks and aircraft.

?Rocket demonstrations by the Blue Mountain Rocketeers.

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