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SLAS Regular Meeting
Friday, June 17, 2016 7:30pm
McDonnell Hall, Washington University

Reporting Tomorrow's Weather Today
Meteorologist Mike Roberts

Mike Roberts of KSDK News, Channel 5, will be featured at the June meeting of the St. Louis Astronomical Society. The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM Friday, June 17, in McDonnell Hall, Room 162, on the Washington University campus, Saint Louis, MO 63130.

Weather forecasting has evolved from little more than folklore ("Red skies at night, sailor's delight…) to a technology-based science. Satellite images, Doppler radar scans, and large scale computer modeling have replaced woolly caterpillars and grandma's knees. Mike Roberts will talk about modern meteorology and the tools and methods used to predict the weather.

Mike Roberts joined KSDK News Channel 5 in 1996. Prior to that he reported the weather for television stations in Kansas City, St. Louis, and Omaha. He has won four Emmy awards and in 2008 received the American Meteorological Society's Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal of Approval. Mr. Roberts is also an adjunct instructor at Saint Louis University in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. He has recently retired from KSDK News Channel 5.


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Main Speaker:  Mike Roberts

Astro 101: Wayne Clark

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