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From Open Ocean to Jersey Shore: A Weather Forecasting Expert’s Journey

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 27, 2024
Meteorology Presentation Scheduled for Science Saturday on March 30th

Michael Folmer, the warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service’s Ocean Prediction Center in College Park, Md., is set to present at Science Saturday via Zoom on March 30, 2024, at 11 a.m. The event is organized by the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences and is free for all attendees.

In his presentation titled “Forecasting the Weather From the Open Ocean to the Jersey Shore,” Folmer will discuss his work in providing life-saving forecast products and Impact-Based Decision Support Services for various entities, including the U.S. Coast Guard, cruise lines, the cargo industry, and mariners who travel beyond 60 nautical miles offshore. He will also highlight the Jersey Shore Mesonet, which consists of a network of automated weather stations, including the one at LBIF, and ongoing efforts to expand this network.

Folmer has shifted his focus from tropical meteorology to satellite and mid-latitude weather in recent years. Prior to his current role at the OPC, he served as the satellite liaison for various satellite programs at different weather centers. Interested individuals can register for Science Saturday lectures online at lbifoundation.org/science or through LBIF’s subscriber emails.

For more information about upcoming Science Saturdays and other events at the Foundation, contact them directly at 609-494-1241 or visit their website at lbifoundation.org or follow them on social media

By Samantha Nguyen

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