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Welcome to KHOU Weather School | Our meteorologists are here to teach while your kids are out of school

Do your children have a passion for weather? We have the perfect thing for them. Join us M-F at 2 p.m. on Facebook and YouTube!

HOUSTON — Welcome to weather school!

We may be limited in the number of activities we are able to do while schools across the United States are closed due to the coronavirus and people are practicing safe social distancing, but that doesn't mean you can't learn something!

What makes hail? What makes storms? Every day at 2 p.m. for the next couple of weeks, KHOU meteorologists will hold class on the weather.

We know that many parents have been forced to work from home and thousands of children are not able to go to school due to the coronavirus.

That's where we come in to help, even if it's only for a half-hour a day.

Here's the schedule for the first week:

Credit: KHOU

Watch Wednesday's class below!

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Coronavirus symptoms

The symptoms of coronavirus can be similar to the flu or a bad cold. Symptoms include a fever, cough and shortness of breath, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Most healthy people will have mild symptoms. A study of more than 72,000 patients by the Centers for Disease Control in China showed 80 percent of the cases there were mild.

But infections can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death, according to the World Health Organization. Older people with underlying health conditions are most at risk.

The CDC believes symptoms may appear anywhere from two to 14 days after being exposed.

Human coronaviruses are usually spread through...

  • The air by coughing or sneezing
  • Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
  • Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands.

Help stop the spread of coronavirus

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Eat and sleep separately from your family members
  • Use different utensils and dishes
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hand.
  • If you use a tissue, throw it in the trash.

Lower your risk

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • If you are 60 or over and have an underlying health condition such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes or respiratory illnesses like asthma or COPD, the World Health Organization advises you to try to avoid crowds or places where you might interact with people who are sick.

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