The ever-changing weather of Philadelphia to be discussed April 22

MEDIA, Pa. -- Come to learn about the snowiest, rainiest and warmest years on record from Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz, chief meteorologist on Philadelphia’s NBC10, and Jon Nese, former on-air storm analyst at The Weather Channel and current Penn State faculty member in the meteorology department, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, during Penn State Brandywine’s 2015 Spring Speaker Series.

Schwartz and Nese will present about the ever-changing weather patterns of the Philadelphia region and will share why forecasts aren’t always correct.

The pair wrote “The Philadelphia Area Weather Book in 2005 to answer all the questions about the region’s weather and climate. The book discusses the entire region, from the Poconos and Philadelphia to South Jersey and the shore to Delaware. The book was honored with the 2005 Louis J. Batton Author’s Award, which named it the best weather book in the country.

Schwartz is a Penn State alumnus and a Philadelphia native. In 2005, he was named the American Meteorological Society’s 79th Certified Broadcast Meteorologist in the country, becoming one of the first broadcast meteorologists in Philadelphia to earn such an honor.

Nese is also a Penn State alumnus and the associate head of the undergraduate program in meteorology at Penn State and is actively involved in the production of the Penn State weekday weather magazine show “Weather World.” Prior to joining the Penn State meteorology department, he was the chief meteorologist at the Franklin Institute Science Museum and an on-air storm analyst at The Weather Channel.

Each year, Penn State Brandywine welcomes a number of distinguished speakers to campus. This lecture is the last of four talks that discussed a variety of topics including: American diplomacy, how science and art mix, and geometric patterns found in nature.

The event is free and light refreshments will be served. It will be held in Main Building, Room 113, at 25 Yearsley Mill Road in Media.

Due to limited space, RSVP to cmh54@psu.edu or call 610-892-1212.

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Last Updated April 17, 2015