Lake-effect snow season is just around the corner, and accurate and timely forecasts are important for local schools and transportation agencies. On Monday, September 24, 2018 at 7 pm, experts from SUNY Oswego’s meteorology department will present “Lake-Effect Research at SUNY Oswego and How We Use it to Prepare Others” at the Sandy Creek Town Hall, 1992 Harwood Drive.
Attendees will hear results from the Ontario Winter Lake-effect Systems (OWLeS) project and how SUNY Oswego forecasts storms for the NYS Department of Transportation and local schools. Students Matthew Seymour and Nicholas Rodick, as well as Professor Scott Steiger, will give an hour-long presentation and answer questions.
Matt and Nick are co-forecast leaders of the Lake-Effect Storm Prediction and Research Center (LESPaRC). Matt is a senior meteorology major at SUNY Oswego, and his research interests include lake-effect snow and severe convective storms. He is best known for his weather photography and providing year-round forecasts to a social media audience in Central New York. Nick is a junior in meteorology at SUNY Oswego, and his research interests are tornado formation over complex terrain and lake-effect snow storms. Nick is known for storm chasing in the U.S. Great Plains and Upstate NY.
Professor Steiger is an Associate Professor of Meteorology at SUNY Oswego, and his research interests are lake-effect storms and severe thunderstorms. He leads the college’s annual storm observation and forecasting program, in which he brings students out to the U.S. Great Plains to observe and study thunderstorms firsthand.
This presentation is being organized by the NYS Tug Hill Commission. Please RSVP to (315) 785-2380 or email@example.com by September 20.