Sunday, October 19, 2014

How Bad Will Winter Be?

Don't count on the woolly caterpillar for your winter forecast. For a more scientific prediction, join meteorologists Bobby Martrich and Mike Defino as they talk about weather on Thursday, October 23, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the Main Library.

Martrich and DeFino operate the Eastern Pennsylvania Weather Authority website where you can find daily forecasts, interactive radar, and analytical models. Founded in 2012, EPAWA now has close to 200,000 Facebook followers and served as the official weather forecaster for this year's Musikfest.

Using a slide show, Martrich and DeFino will explain daily forecasting, long-range forecasting and weather patterns, and how they make their successful predictions, including one for Hurricane Sandy.

The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

The program will be held in the Catherine Drake Room which is handicapped accessible from Church Street. Remember to feed the meters if you use street parking.

For more about woolly caterpillars and other forecasters in nature, go to

                        EPAWA meteorologists Bobby Martrich (left) and Mike DeFino.

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