Gilbert Sebenste

NIU named Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador

NIU Weather, part of the Department of Environmental Health and Safety, was named last week as a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Weather Service (NWS).
“I am proud to announce our designation of Weather-Ready

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NIU to host weather spotter training

When severe weather strikes, nothing beats an eye on the storm.
“Despite all the technology that we have, radar can’t tell if there is a tornado, or what size hail is falling, or if there is flooding,” said Gilbert Sebenste, NIU staff meteorologist.

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From left: Kyle Ullmark (EM specialist of the NIU Deptarment of Police and Public Safety) and NWS Chicago Lead Forecaster Matt Friedlein join NIU Staff Meteorologist Gilbert Sebenste.

Bring it on, Mother Nature! NIU re-certified as StormReady

Northern Illinois University has been re-certified at a very important level of readiness in protecting students, faculty and staff from severe weather.
StormReady locations, including universities, are better prepared to take the right actions to save lives when severe weather strikes. This preparedness comes about through better planning,

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Live safer! Attend weather spotter training

As the severe weather season approaches, NIU Weather and the NIU American Meteorological Society are offering the opportunity to become a trained weather spotter.
The weather spotters training will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, in the Cole Hall Auditorium. This

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Gilbert Sebenste

NIU certified as StormReady University

 
Had Dorothy left her Kansas home for the secure, StormReady confines of NIU, she would have had no need to fear the twister that whirled through her quaint rural town before sending her to Oz.
For the ninth consecutive year, NIU has been

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