*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

Basics of Weather Forecasting

Invariably the brunt of jokes, weather forecasting is often seen as a dark art. This class is designed to take you behind the curtain to examine the scientific and technical nature of forecasting. You'll gain an appreciation for the process, a better understanding of the forecasts you receive and the ability to make forecasts that are more useful (and possibly more accurate) for your needs. This course will start with background on weather processes and move into the details of forecasting. It won't be for the casual observer—attention to detail will be essential.

Instructor Bio:

Jerry Stenger has been with the Climatology Office in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia for almost 34 years, the last eight of which as its director. He provides information, teaches, and conducts research on weather and climate, with a focus on Virginia.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A19 Philip Stenger Sep 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 18 We 2:30-4:00 p.m. Senior Center WL

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