SP20 Meteorology of the Blue Ridge: CANCELLED

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Tuesday February 18

9:30 AM  –  12:00 PM

Meteorology of the Blue Ridge

Instructor: Tom Ross

Tuesdays, February 18, 25, March 3, 10, 17, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

$148 Member | $168 Non-member

Limit: 24 students

BRN Core Requirement


This class looks at the science of weather forecasting with an emphasis on weather patterns in Western North Carolina. Discussion will include weather folklore, predicting and tracking the weather, and understanding local and worldwide climate data. Students will learn about extreme weather events, such as floods, droughts, tornadoes and hurricanes, how to “read” the sky using a cloud chart and how to analyze a surface pressure chart.

Tom Ross is a meteorologist who is retired from federal service. He was a senior forecaster at Accu-Weather, Inc., for nearly 10 years before starting work in 1985 with the National Climatic Data Center. He was involved in climate monitoring for several years, creating and updating a monthly popular “Climate Watch” series. He owns High Country Nursery, specializing in growing Japanese maples, conifers, roses and other fine landscape plants and trees in Fairview, N.C.


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