June 16, 2024

Exploring the Depths of Weather Forecasting: A Look at Science Saturday with Michael Folmer

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Upcoming Science Saturday: Weather Forecasting Discussion on March 30

Mark your calendars for Science Saturday on March 30, 2024, as we welcome Michael Folmer, the warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service’s Ocean Prediction Center in College Park, Md. The session will take place at 11 a.m. on Zoom and is organized by the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences. All Science Saturday sessions are free to attend.

Folmer will be presenting on his work with “Forecasting the Weather From the Open Ocean to the Jersey Shore,” where he provides forecast products and Impact-Based Decision Support Services to various entities, including the U.S. Coast Guard, cruise lines, the cargo industry, and everyday mariners who venture beyond 60 nautical miles offshore. The presentation will also touch on the Jersey Shore Mesonet, a network of automated weather stations that includes the LBIF weather station. Folmer and his colleagues plan to expand this network further in the future.

Despite having a background in tropical meteorology, Folmer’s main focuses now include satellite and mid-latitude weather. Prior to his current role at OPC, he served as the satellite liaison for several satellite programs, gaining expertise in the field. To register for Science Saturday lectures, visit lbifoundation.org/science or email LBIF at [lbif@lbifoundation.org](mailto:lbif@lbifoundation.org) to receive updates and subscribe to their mailing list.

For more information about upcoming Science Saturdays and other programming at the Foundation, call 609-494-1241 or visit lbifoundation

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