Meet The Weatherman

National Weather Service Meteorologist to Visit Sandpoint

Event Details:

What: John Livingston of the Spokane National Weather Service, meteorological presentation
When: Saturday, April 14, 2012, 1:30pm-3:00pm
Where: Rude Girls Room, East Bonner County Library, Cedar and Division, Sandpoint, ID.
Who: Presented by Pend Oreille Chapter of the Idaho Master Naturalist and the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness

Program Description:

Weather is an aspect of life that affects everyone. It is a controlling factor of our natural environment and an understanding and respect for the weather of our region is useful to us all.

On Saturday, April 14, 2012, the Pend Oreille Chapter of the Idaho Master Naturalist and the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness will sponsor John Livingston of the Spokane National Weather Service (NWS) who will share insight into the weather of North Idaho and surrounding areas.

Livingston became interested in the study of weather through his love of outdoor activities like skiing and sailing. He had a knack for math and science, and meteorology seemed like a great fit. “The National Weather Service has been a great experience, “Livingston says. “And the best part is providing folks with good information that they can use in their daily lives and when the weather causes problems.” Livingston also adds that he values the people he works with and the partnerships that the office has developed in the communities. He has served as Meteorologist in Charge at the Spokane NWS office for 17 years.

The Master Naturalist event creates an opportunity for community members to attain a deeper understanding of local weather. The presentation will answer questions such as how weather changes are predicted, what causes variation in precipitation and temperatures across the region, how to read the clouds and how to access NWS products and services.
The presentation is slated for April 14, at 1:30 PM in the Rude Girls room of Sandpoint Public Library and is free to the public. Space is limited so be sure to arrive early to get a good seat!

For More information contact: Don Childress 208-255-7928 or Phil Hough 208-946-9127

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Phil Hough is the Executive Director of the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness.

He has hiked the "triple crown": the Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide Trail and the Pacific Crest trail (twice). He has also paddled the length of the Yukon river. Phil's love of wilderness guides him as he works to save the incrediblly wild Scotchman Peaks, one of the last and largest roadless places in northern Idaho and western Montana.

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