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Weather Forecasting in 3 Easy Steps

We all check at the weather forecast every day, but have you ever wondered exactly HOW meteorologists forecast weather patterns? In this 30-minute session, you and your students will learn about weather forecasting and how the latest tools can help you build a weather forecast.

Nathan will cover:

  • What is a Weather Forecast?
  • Weather Forecasting Basics
  • Weather Variables that Affect Weather Forecasts
  • How an Earth Networks Meteorologist (Steve Prinzivalli) Builds a Weather Forecast
  • Exploring Weather Variables that Affect Weather Forecasts with Earth Networks Sferic Maps and GLOBE
  • DIY Weather Forecasts with GLOBE Lesson Plans
  • Field Trip: Visit a Local TV Station Weather Team of NWS Forecast Office

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About this series 

In the STEM Educational Webinar Series, we discuss the ways you can use Earth Networks tools and the GLOBE Program platform to bring weather-related lesson plans to your classroom - all in just 30 minutes!

About the host

Nathan Parker
Support and Training Consultant at Earth Networks

Nathan Parker is a Support and Training Consultant who has been with Earth Networks since the days of WeatherBug. He currently handles training webinars, produces training content on Earth Networks products and services, and assists the Customer Success Team with technical support calls and emails to customers. 

Nathan is also the former President/CEO of Mallard Computer, Inc., was a national member of the NFSM (piano auditions), earning the gold Paderewski medal his final year. In addition to his work for Earth Networks, he is also a Ph.D. student, as well as contributes to a weather blog for his area (WeatherTogether) and is active in keeping his community safe during severe weather with weather updates on Twitter.