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6/21/2018
When: Thursday, June 21, 2018
8:00 AM
Where: Aroostook County Emergency Management Agency
158 Sweden St
Caribou, Maine  04736
United States
Presenter: Donald Dumont, Todd Foisy and Francis from the National Weather Service in Carbou
Contact: Cindy Wade
207-737-4092 x7000


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The atmosphere is a three-dimensional fluid that reacts to various dynamic and thermodynamic processes to cause Maine’s ever-changing weather. During a typical year, the State’s threats include hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning, thunderstorm, winds, hail, floods, droughts, winter snow and ice storms. In addition, the oceans can combine with atmospheric conditions to produce coastal flooding, coastal erosion and even meteorologically-induced tsunamis. The National Weather Service (NWS) uses a variety of tools and techniques to forecast these changing conditions and to alert the public to any weather threats that could impact the State.

 

Join us as we explain the basics of atmospheric motions and how they relate to the observed weather we see on a day-to-day basis in Maine. You’ll also hear about the NWS observing systems and how they are used by forecasters to help diagnose and forecast the various atmospheric conditions and threats. Specifically, we will explain and show the impacts from both summer and winter weather threats. We will also explain how the day-to-day weather impacts long term trends that lead to conditions such as droughts.

 

Finally, we’ll show the tools and technologies that forecasters utilize to create forecasts and warnings and provide a tour of the operational forecast area. Attendees will be provided with information on how to obtain weather safety information and how best to monitor Maine’s changing weather conditions.

NOTE: THE CLASS WILL START AT THE AROOSTOOK COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY FOR THE CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION AND THEN GO TO THE NOAA WEATHER OFFICE FOR AN EDUCATIONAL TOUR.