Calling All Weather Buffs


Is your teenager a weather channel junkie? Does he or she spend more time on weather websites than on video games? If so, Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES may have a camp for you.

Led by well-known meteorologist Jim Witt, the camp will be offered to students age 12 to 16 during the spring break week from April 14 through 17.  Together participants will explore the principles of meteorology and learn how to:

·         analyze surface weather maps

·         make a weather forecast each day

·         read and analyze weather charts

·         use forecast models to make predictions

·         create a weather broadcast

Time will be spent examining some of the best Internet weather sites and learning how to forecast using the GFS model (developed by one of Jim’s former students). 

Jim will also share his method of long range weather forecasting, which he uses to produce his annual long range weather calendar. Towards the end of the week, each participant will step into a meteorologist's job by presenting his or her own weathercast, which will be recorded and made available to our campers and their families.

For more information, call Dorna Schroeter at 914-248-2335 or email her at dschroeter@pnwboces.org

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