Once again it is that time of the year where we say goodbye to Fall and hello to School Talk Season 09/10! As I like to tell the students that I (along with the other meteorologists in television) like doing the school talks, because it was at a young age where I was first fascinated with weather. I remember having a zillion questions about it and the day we had our weathercaster come into school... I froze up and I couldn't even ask ONE of the ZILLION I had for him. Needless to say, I never thought I would be doing what I do today.
School and community talks are part of our business. Weather effects everyone, every single day of their lives and a lot of times, people are curious as to why things happen and when. That is one of the nice things I like about my job, is answering questions the best I can about the weather around us. By no means is forecasting an exact science, and the past few mornings I have been working the fog and cloud cover has presented quite a challenge. Forecasting when the seasons are changing is extremely difficult, as opposed to very difficult the rest of the time. LOL
In any case, this was my annual visit to Diane Eder's class at Thomas Jefferson Elementary (and the rest of the second graders) that I went to Tuesday Oct. 27, 2009. I had a great time chatting with them and hope they learned something about H's and L's on a map... as I tell them, "I can teach you about weather in 5 minutes, what it took me 7 years of college to figure out!" :)
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