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One for the Books: Major (and Memorable) Weather

  • URI Bay Campus Coastal Institute Auditorium 215 South Ferry Road Narragansett, RI 02882 United States (map)
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NEW VENUE: URI Bay Campus Coastal Institute Auditorium

Resilient Rhode Islanders have experienced their share of extreme weather.  From blizzards and hurricanes to sunny weather, meteorologists study atmospheric conditions to ensure that we can prepare for the worst and enjoy the best of Mother Nature.  

Join us as we explore the science behind weather forecasting, reflect on climate change’s impact on Rhode Island, and discuss some of our area’s most memorable weather events with a panel combining 75 years of experience: WPRI’s Chief Meteorologist Tony Petrarca and Bob Thompson, former Meteorologist-in-Charge for the National Weather Service in Boston.  

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To reserve a seat at this program, please fill out the form at left or call 401-783-1328. Any remaining seats will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Photos: Tony Petrarca, WPRI; Bob Thompson

This program is presented as part of the Center's series "Resilient Rhode Island: Disasters & Determination in the Ocean State."  The series is made possible through major funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities seeds, supports and strengthens public history, cultural heritage, civic education and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders.

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