Michael Folmer, a warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service’s Ocean Prediction Center in College Park, Md., will present on Science Saturday via Zoom at 11:00 a.m. on March 30, 2024. The event is hosted by the Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts and Sciences and is free to all attendees.

During his presentation titled “Weather Forecasting from the Open Ocean to the Jersey Shore,” Follmer will discuss his work in providing life-saving forecasting products and impact-based decision support services for various entities such as the U.S. Coast Guard, cruise lines, cargo industry and seafarers traveling more than 60 nautical miles from the coast. Additionally, he will highlight the Jersey Shore Mesonet, which consists of an automated weather station network including one at LBIF, and ongoing efforts to expand this network.

Follmer’s knowledge of tropical meteorology has shifted in recent years to satellite weather and mid-latitude weather. Prior to his current role at OPC, he served as a satellite liaison for various satellite programs at various time centers. Interested individuals can register for the Science Saturday lectures online at lbifoundation.org/science or by emailing LBIF subscribers.

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

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