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One for the Books: Major (and Memorable) Weather

  • Kingston Free Library 2605 Kingstown Road Kingston, RI, 02881 United States (map)

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 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.  

This program is presented in partnership with the Kingston Free Library and is offered as part of "Holiday in Kingston Village," a community-wide event. On Saturday, December 1, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., the Center will offer free admission to the Jail along with special sales in the gift shop.

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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