Snowmageddon! Secrets of Winter Weather and Forecasting
November 18, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
From blizzards to flurries, nor’easters to clippers, wicked wind to bone-chilling cold, winter is clearly our roughest season. Significant snowstorms have occurred in the Northeast as early as October and as late as April – seven months out of the year. And each blast of snow and ice can carry a tremendous cost in dollars, productivity loss, and human life.
Of course, as Cornellians know first-hand, winter can be beautiful and fascinating too.
Snow school is in session, as we plow through some science and history of winter weather. What are the four primary winter precipitation types, and how do they form? What is a nor’easter, and why do they pack such a wallop? Why is snow forecasting such an impossible challenge? And behind the scenes, how do meteorologists and media outlets cover winter storms?
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021
Time: 7:30–8:30 p.m. EST
Location: Online Event
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About the Speaker:
Dan Zarrow ’06 is Chief Meteorologist for Townsquare Media New Jersey, a group of 14 radio stations across the state including New Jersey 101.5, 94.3 the Point, and 92.7 WOBM. He previously worked as a TV meteorologist, including stints at My 9 and Fox 5 in New York, News 12 New Jersey, WENY-TV in Elmira NY, and KSWO-TV in Lawton OK. Dan proudly holds the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designation from the American Meteorological Society, in recognition of his weather knowledge and expertise.
Dan graduated from Cornell University in 2006 with a B.S. in Atmospheric Science. He grew up in Jackson, N.J. and currently lives in North Jersey with his wife Amy and three sons Jackson, Griffin, and Nathan.