Forecasting Through the Ages

Fort St. Jean Baptiste
155 Jefferson St
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Having an accurate weather forecast has become vital to our daily lives. Hurricane tracking, thunderstorm monitoring, even the day to day temperatures are essential today. So how did we get to the point where a simple alert on our phones tells us everything we need to know about the weather? It starts wit scientists, chemists, and observers dating as far back as Galileo. Throughout the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries there were ideas and inventions that came into life, transforming how we study the weather. join the staff at Fort St. Jean Baptiste to learn about the ideas and inventions that aided in how we track weather today!