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Weather Wonders, and More. Meteorology and the Science of Weather

The Shenandoah Valley is known for its sometimes odd weather. Do the mountains really protect the area? Meteorology is a fascinating topic and in weather, there is never a boring day. We will look at some basic meteorology processes which influence the weather in the Shenandoah Valley and also a little weather history in the area. We'll talk about the structures of storm systems, air masses, and weather patterns. Approved for 10 hours Advanced Training for the Headwaters Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalist Program.

Instructor: Aubrey Urbanowicz is an award-winning meteorologist. She has a Bachelor of Geosciences from Mississippi State University with a concentration in broadcast meteorology. In addition to reporting on flooding, wildfires and the Virginia earthquake, Aubrey has covered recent major weather events in the Valley like the tornado outbreak in April of 2011 and the March snowstorm of of 2013. She is also a member of the National Weather Association. Aubrey produces her own weather segment called "Weather Questions with Aubrey" on the valley's Fox News Network. She is also a panelist on a weather podcast called Weather Brains.

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Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at LLI@jmu.edu or 540/568.2923.

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