Published: 2015-08-04 17:43:40
Updated: 2015-08-04 17:43:40
Posted August 4, 2015
By Nate Johnson
Weather affects everyone, but for most of us, our only exposure to weather forecasts come from meteorologists on TV or radio or through web sites or apps.
But weather forecasting goes way beyond the app on your phone or even the nightly weather report. (And even your nightly weather report is just the three-minute-long culmination of hours of poring over data and bringing reams of knowledge and decades of experience to bear on it to produce the familiar seven-day forecast. But that’s another blog post!)
For example, did you know that cutting-edge weather forecast research is happening right here in Raleigh? Or that weather forecasting is key to the availability and low cost of energy – regardless of its source?
Join me Thursday evening at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences as I lead a panel discussion with meteorologists from the National Weather Service, North Carolina State University and the Department of Energy. We will discuss the diversity of weather forecasts, the role improved forecasts can play in saving everyone time and money and what forecasts will look like in the future.
The discussion begins at 7 p.m. in the Daily Planet Theatre. I’ll have my questions for the panel – and for you! Bring your questions for us as we aim for an interactive conversation about the role weather forecasts play in our lives.