Professor recalls the early days of PSU meteorology department

Professor recalls the early days of PSU meteorology department

When a young Charles Hosler started out as a meteorology instructor at Penn State there wasn't much respect for the burgeoning science among the populace. Many saw it as educated "guesswork." Even Penn State's then-president, Ralph Hetzel, had his own doubts about the ability to predict the weather consistently and accurately. Listen to now-Professor Emeritus Hosler recount his exchange with Hetzel and how Hetzel's distrust of Hosler's forecast led to a very "interesting" commencement ceremony.

C Roy Parker