Wednesday, October 14, 2015

"Mt. Washington: Home of the World's Worst Weather" ---Oct. 20, 7pm

      The Friends of the Dover Public Library will host Will Broussard on Tuesday evening, October 20 at 7pm for an exciting talk and slide presentation about weather atop our state’s highest peak. An infamous place of extremes, New Hampshire’s 6,288-foot Mount Washington has been captivating people for hundreds of years.
     While many places on Earth experience severe weather, few are inhabited by humans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Mount Washington Observatory has been operating a continuously-staffed scientific outpost on this remote peak since 1932, providing the Observatory many remarkable stories and an intimate knowledge of the mountain.
     Through the years, the hardy men and women of the Observatory have experienced white-
out blizzards, stunning 110-mile vistas, and everything in between. They have survived a 231mph wind gust, endless days of disorienting fog, and snow drifts more than 20 feet tall. They have worked with scientists and celebrities, students and snow rangers. They have amassed one of North America's longest continuous climate records, and developed an intimate understanding of the place known as the "Home of the World's Worst Weather."
            Will Broussard is the Outreach Coordinator at the Observatory. He studied conservation biology at Antioch University New England Graduate School. With an undergraduate degree in biology and extensive training in environmental education, he is thankful for the opportunity to share his love of science education with our seacoast-area audience. Will's hobbies include walking, bird watching, and cooking strange meals. The mid-coast Maine native is excited to experience Mount Washington's myriad meteorological phenomena, especially altocumulus lenticularis, temperature inversions, and rime ice.
          Friends of the Library programs are always free and open to all. Refreshments will be served following the program. For more information, please call the Dover Public Library at 603-516-6050.

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