UPDATE: Thanks everyone who showed up! Here's a link to the PowerPoint that I did, and also the video of the morning session:
We had a great time!
ORIGINAL ENTRY (April 23, 2014): I'll be at the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center this Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET, talking about clouds and storm chasing in Pennsylvania, along with local storm chaser Ron Shawley. Stop by if you're in the area! A video and presentations will be made available next week. Here's the info from the Weather Discovery Center's website:
The Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center
April 2, 2014
PUNXSUTAWNEY -Join storm chasers Jesse Ferrell (AccuWeather.com) and Ron Shawley as they share stories of their adventures tracking down storms in Pennsylvania.
See their live presentations on Saturday, April 26 from 11 a.m. - noon OR from 2 - 3 p.m.
In between, view a display of the equipment and devices they use during the chase, and ask them questions about storm chasing! Plus, attendees will each get a FREE gift from the Storm Chasers while supplies last - don't miss out! Admission is only $5 and also includes access to all Weather DIscovery Center exhibits.
It's all part of the Clouds and What They Can Tell Us exhibit going on at the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center through the end of Apri!.
Call (814)-938-1000 to reserve your space.
What IS the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center? I'm glad you asked. Mary Yoon (who used to work with me here at AccuWeather HQ) explains:
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