NWA Meets in Madison 2

NWA Meets in Madison
For the second year in a row, I have the privilege of attending the National Weather Association Annual Meeting. This year’s conference is being held in Madison, Wisconsin. The Broadcast Meteorology session kicked off the event Sunday morning. The importance of social media was a recurring theme, as it has been at several other past ...

AMS Broadcast Conference Caps Off Summer

AMS Broadcast Conference Caps Off Summer
The American Meteorological Society wrapped up its 40th annual Broadcast Meteorology conference Friday in Boston. I was fortunate enough to attend. The conference was an excellent opportunity to meet broadcast meteorologists from around the country. It was enlightening to hear of their challenges, and successes, in a rapidly changing industry. While the benefits of dual ...

Another Visit to Deer Hill

Another Visit to Deer Hill
I recently visited Cohasset’s Deer Hill School to speak to all six third grade classes about weather. We discussed everything from cloud types to tornadoes. It was the 6th year in a row that I’ve visited the school to discuss weather. While I’ve mostly visited the third graders, I’ve also spoke to the 4th and ...

Summer Plans

Summer Plans
Although hard to believe, my summer started last Thursday. With the beginning of summer 2012 comes the frightening, yet exciting, realization that I only have one semester left of college. In December, I intend on graduating from The Pennsylvania State University with my degree in meteorology. Before that time arrives, I will spend the summer ...

Drought Declared

Warm, dry conditions have now led to an official drought in Southeastern Massachusetts. The drought declaration comes just a day after a brush fire scorched several acres of land in Hingham’s Town Forest. The Patriot Ledger recently wrote an article about the warm, dry conditions and asked me for some perspective. > Read the Article

‘The Weather Guys’ of the South Shore

'The Weather Guys' of the South Shore
The South Shore is no stranger to extreme weather, including Nor’Easters and the occasional hurricane. As a result, the area boasts several notable meteorologists. I was flattered to be included in a recent South Shore Magazine feature that profiled a few of those meteorologists, including Tim Kelley of NECN, Rob Gilman of WATD-FM, and Blue ...

Weekly Forecasts on HCAM-TV

Weekly Forecasts on HCAM-TV
You may remember that over the summer some of my weather features aired on HCAM-TV in Hingham. Now, HCAM-TV is also airing my extended forecast for Hingham and the South Shore. The weekly produced piece airs daily on HCAM-TV at 6:30am, 12:30pm, and 6:30pm. HCAM-TV can be found on Comcast Channel 97 and Verizon Channel ...

AMS 2012 Highlights

AMS 2012 Highlights
This year’s Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society took place in New Orleans, Louisiana. I was fortunate enough to be selected as an AMS Assistant for the 2012 meeting, which meant I was funded to work and attend the conference. Here are a few of the meeting highlights. Weather Ready:┬áThis term came up over ...

Uccellini: Ensembles Increasingly Important

Uccellini: Ensembles Increasingly Important
Louis Uccellini, Director of NCEP and president-elect of the AMS, visited Happy Valley tonight. In his speech to PSUBAMS he discussed the evolution of forecast models and how those models performed in two recent notable winter storms. Uccellini says that the goal of any good computer model is to contain and minimize errors, which is ...

A Whole New World

A Whole New World
This has been an historic week here at The Pennsylvania State University. Following allegations of sex abuse, and a cover-up led by high ranking University officials, the entire feel of Penn State has changed. Just last night President Graham Spanier and long time, legendary football coach Joe Paterno were forced out of their respective positions ...