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From Open Oceans to the Jersey Shore: Exploring Weather Forecasting with Michael Folmer of the National Weather Service”.

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 27, 2024
Upcoming Science Saturday: Weather Forecasting Discussion on March 30

Don’t miss out on Science Saturday, a free event organized by the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences. On March 30, 2024, we are excited to feature a presentation by Michael Folmer, the warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service’s Ocean Prediction Center in College Park, Md.

Folmer will be discussing his work on “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.

Although Folmer has a background in tropical meteorology, his 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 online visit lbifoundation.org/science or through emails sent by LBIF to subscribers.

For more information about upcoming Science Saturdays and other programming at the Foundation call 609-494-1241 or visit lbifoundation.org or follow LBIF on social media for updates on future events!

By Samantha Johnson

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