NEW YORK NY – (August 28, 2019) – For the third consecutive school year, principals, administrators and science teachers at Tri-State elementary schools can sign-up for personalized classroom instruction led by weather experts from NBC 4 New York / WNBC and Telemundo 47 / WNJU. For more information on the popular Weather Kids / Niños del Tiempo community initiative and to request a station visit, visit nbcnewyork.com/weatherkids or telemundo47.com/ninosdeltiempo. Schools selected for participation will be contacted at least 30 days in advance.
“Our Storm Team 4 family is passionate about the Weather Kids program. They love visiting schools and discussing weather and science with the students. Our team can’t wait to return to the classrooms to work with our region’s next generation of weather experts, “said Amy Morris, NBC 4 New York Vice President of News.
NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 meteorologists and weather experts offer a “real world” look at weather reporting for students, demonstrating how they track and forecast local weather. The interactive presentation also offers important guidance on stay safe in severe weather and allows ample time for students to ask questions. Over the first two years of the program, Storm Team 4 and La Autoridad en El Tiempo team members have worked with more than 4,800 students across the region, participating in 36 classroom and museum sessions in 11 different counties.
“The Niños del Tiempo classroom program reflects Telemundo 47’s deep commitment to our community. Our La Autoridad en El Tiempo weather team knows that severe weather impacts all of us, regardless of where we live and what language we speak. They care deeply about our students and are committed to expanding their growing knowledge of weather terminology and weather safety,” said Endy Rodriguez, Telemundo 47 Vice President of News.
NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 weather experts utilize Storm Tracker 4 / Tele Doppler 47 con tecnología S band, the only commercial high-frequency S-Band dual polarization fixed Doppler weather radar operating in the Northeast. Powered by one million watts of the latest, most cutting-edge technology, StormTracker 4 features a range of 50,000 square miles and can track the storm directly from ground level, providing greater insight on water droplets, hail, sleet, and approaching snow.
Storm Tracker 4 / Tele Doppler 47 con tecnología S band reflects the deepest, most advanced and most comprehensive lineup of weather technology available to any station within the Tri-State region, which also includes StormRanger 4 / CazaTormentas, a first-of-its-kind mobile Doppler weather radar truck and StormChaser 4 / BuscaTormentas, a military spec sports utility vehicle which can travel directly into the storm. To help viewers who are on the go, the station’s meteorologists and weather anchors report their local weather forecasts on the station’s popular digital platforms, which feature an enhanced weather experience and up-to-the-minute severe weather push alerts that viewers can access via station’s mobile app.
About NBC 4 New York / WNBC
NBC 4 New York / WNBC is the flagship station of the NBC Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal, serving the New York Tri-State area with an unparalleled commitment to broadcast excellence for 75 years. The station features New York’s largest investigative reporting team, the I-Team and includes Edward R. Murrow and Emmy Award-winning journalists who successfully track down the answers to the questions most important to viewers. Storm Team 4, the station’s trusted weather team, utilizes the most accurate and the most powerful weather technology available to keep Tri-State viewers informed and safe when severe weather strikes. This includes StormTracker 4, the only commercial high-frequency S-Band dual polarization fixed Doppler weather radar operating in the Northeast.
In addition to NBC 4 New York’s primary channel, other programming outlets include COZI TV, the station’s multicast channel, and out-of-home platforms, including TV screens in taxi cabs, elevators and aboard New York-New Jersey PATH trains. The station also delivers news and information across all platforms, including its dedicated website, mobile app and social media platforms. For more information about NBC 4 New York, visit NBCNewYork.com.
About Telemundo 47 New York / WNJU
Telemundo 47 / WNJU is the Telemundo television station serving Spanish-speaking viewers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut for more than 50 years. The Tri-State’s Spanish-language broadcasting channel for soccer, Telemundo 47 will offer exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the 2022 and 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup™ tournaments and the 2025 FIFA Women’s World Cup™ tournament. Delivering more than 27 hours of locally-produced news, information and entertainment programing each week, Telemundo 47 offers comprehensive breaking news coverage and features the New York market’s only team of bilingual meteorologists, La Autoridad en El Tiempo, who use cutting-edge technology to keep viewers and their families safe and informed. This includes Tele Doppler 47, con tecnología S band, the most powerful and most accurate weather technology available.
Telemundo 47’s local consumer investigative unit, Telemundo Responde, returns every telephone call, responds to every electronic inquiry and has recovered over $2 million for local viewers. The station also features Acceso Total, the region’s only local entertainment variety program with TeleXitos, the station’s multicast network, offering viewers many beloved, iconic television series in an easy-to-watch, comfortable Spanish-language format. As a station, Telemundo 47 demonstrates its commitment to the communities it serves by cultivating local partnerships with organizations that reflect the diversity of the local market. Telemundo 47 also provides news
Aida E. Rosario