The information below should not be interpreted as an extension of the rules. The official rules in the current Rules Manual take precedence. The subject for 2017 is Severe Storms. For those who are interested, a NEW Meteorology CD, the Audubon Weather Guide and the Bio-Earth CD are available in the Science Olympiad Store. This event is generously sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.