Belinda Jensen

Belinda Jensen has been a meteorologist for 25 years and has been curious about the weather since she was an elementary school student! She is now the Chief Meteorologist for KARE 11 News, the NBC affiliate in Minneapolis/St. Paul.



Renée Kurilla

Renée Kurilla is a children’s illustrator and animator living just south of Boston with her artist husband, their pet hedgehog, and their fluffy orange cat. She is a longtime watcher of thunderstorms and lover of snow.


Meet Bel the Weather Girl!

BEL is like a lot of other eight-year-olds—hosting sleepovers, playing in soccer tournaments, and running around with her big dog Stormy. But there’s also something special about this enthusiastic second-grader: she’s Bel the Weather Girl! Bel is the one her friends all turn to with weather mysteries, whether it’s to talk about twisting tornadoes or to translate the clues in the clouds. Bel’s mom the meteorologist has taught her a lot of weather facts, and Bel loves to share what she knows with her curious friends.


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Bel is the one her friends turn to when the weather turns bad. Meet Belinda Jensen, creator of Bel the Weather Girl and learn more about children’s curiosity surrounding the weather as well as the fear they sometimes feel. Bel provides playful new ways to understand some of weather’s wildest wonders.


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