Meteorology and Forecasting Basics


Single Day Event: Monday, Nov. 5; 10 AM-Noon

Location: Wesley Acres, Theater, 3520 Grand Ave., Des Moines

Cost: $12

Class Limit: 35


This course will explain basic meteorology principles and processes that drive Midwestern weather, as well as techniques used to forecast weather events. An overview will present the types of tools, sensing equipment and networks used in forecasting and observation. Major weather phenomena, including historical events and storms, will be discussed. Other applications of meteorology beyond basic forecaster positions, such as those in broadcasting and the National Weather Service, will be examined.


Instructor Brett McIntyre, a native of Fort Dodge, began working at WHO-TV  as a broadcast meteorologist in the summer of 2008 after graduating from Iowa State University with degrees in meteorology and journalism and mass communication.





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