Extreme Weather Experience

About Us

Extreme Weather Experience (EWE) is a one-of-a-kind concept to develop a national network of weather education-entertainment (edutainment) resilience centers that will include experiential, immersive, interactive, hands-on weather-themed attractions, rides and exhibits. Also included will be an operational weather forecast center, a multi-media broadcast center, and retail.   

EWE visitors will “experience” dangerous weather in a very real, almost frightening way, through immersive, experiential technologies. They will “feel, hear, see, and touch” the weather through experiential, immersive, interactive, hands-on weather-themed attractions, rides and exhibits. Visitors will quiver from lightning and thunder, shiver to cold and snowy winds, and sweat in a sultry heatwave. Special effects, animatronics, and the newest cutting-edge, creative technologies, including virtual and augmented reality media platforms will take the visitor into the weather.  

Art, music and live theater will also be a part of the visitor’s experience. Even EWE buildings will be educational exhibits, demonstrating resilient code-plus construction against severe weather, and showcasing green technologies.  

Behind the EWE entertainment, attractions, the rides, and the special effects, will be education: meteorology, mitigation, resilience, safety, preparedness, etc. EWE education topics will be presented with the attractions, rides and exhibits in a variety of methods and techniques.  

The goal is to motivate visitors to take action to prepare, protect, mitigate and safeguard their families, homes and businesses. Visitors will be empowered, and leave with real life changing takeaways resulting in meaningful lifesaving changed behavior. The result will be a nation more resilient to natural hazards!  

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Meet The Extreme Team

Erik Salna, CEO, Extreme Weather Experience  

Raymond J. Ban, Ban & Associates, LLC  

Tom Bobula, Meteorologist, Business Owner, Steel Crazy 

Jim Cantore, On-Camera Meteorologist and Co-Host, AMHQ, The Weather Channel  

Ron Gird, NWS-Outreach Program Manager, NOAA (Retired) 

Dave Hennen, Senior Meteorologist, Executive Producer, CNN Severe Weather Team

Douglas Hilderbrand, Office of Communications, External Engagement Lead, Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador Lead, NOAA 

Dr. Rick Knabb, Hurricane Expert and Tropical Program Manager, The Weather Channel

Bryan Koon, Vice President of International Homeland Security and Emergency Management, IEM 

Amber Larkin, Owner/Executive Creative Director Nth Degree Design and Visual fx, Inc. 

Barbara G. Levine, B.S. E.C.E., M.A. Ed, Mathworks Tutoring & How the Weatherworks 

Michael Lingerfelt, FAIA, Architect, Lingerfelt-International   

Tad Maguire, Managing Director International Sales WSI, Corporation 

William P. Mahoney III, Deputy Director, Research Applications Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Ben May, Global Business Development Director, Corporate Alliances at The Walt Disney Company (Retired) 

Max Mayfield, Hurricane Specialist, WPLG-TV, Former Director of NOAA’s National Hurricane Center 

Mike McClellan, President, Mobile Weather Team, Inc. 

H. Michael Mogil, Certified Consulting Meteorologist, Certified Broadcast Meteorologist, NCIM President, Mathworks Tutoring & How the Weatherworks  

John Morales, CBM, CCM, AMS Fellow, Chief Meteorologist, NBC 6, Miami, FL 

Michael Murray, President, Adrenaline Films Productions 

Cheryl Nelson, TV Host, Coast Live, WTKR-TV Norfolk & Meteorologist/Instructor, NDPTC

Scott Owen, Director of Dealer Development, IC Realtime  

Aris Papadopoulos, Founder and Chair, Resilience Action Fund 

Valerie E. Sanders, President/Meteorologist, WeatherCall Services, LLC 

Dr. Pablo Santos, Meteorologist In Charge, National Weather Service - Miami

Tim Smail, Executive Director, National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA) Education and Outreach Foundation; Sales Associate for Summerville Shutter Company 

Bruce Thomas, National Spokesperson/Chief Meteorologist, Midland Radio Corporation

Matt Tieman, Director, WPBF-TV 25, West Palm Beach, FL


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Extreme Weather Experience is a first-ever immersive weather edu-tainment attraction.

Extreme Weather Experience will electrify audiences in the lightning theater.

Extreme Weather Experience will see a blizzard warning every day.

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