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CoCoRaHS WxTalk Webinar #79 - Ice Ice Baby - Predicting Freezing Rain Icing and Impacts
Ice Ice Baby - Predicting Freezing Rain Icing and Impacts
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Presenter: Jay Shafer
Northern Vermont University-Lyndon (formerly Lyndon State College)
Atmospheric Sciences
Lyndonville. VT
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This presentation will provide an overview of winter storm systems and the processes that produce wet snowfall and freezing rain. Current methods used to predict ice accretion from freezing rain will be discussed. Impacts from wet snowfall and freezing rain icing on the electric grid will be examined using over a decade of power outage data across Vermont. The current limitations of predicting and observing both wet snow and freezing rain along with opportunities for improved citizen-science observations will be described.

Nov 11, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Jay Shafer
Associate Professor @Northern Vermont University-Lyndon (formerly Lyndon State College) Atmospheric Sciences
Jason is an Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Northern Vermont University where he teaches aspiring meteorologists how to forecast and communicate weather. He is a pure-bred meteorologist passionate about snow storms, with meteorology degrees from Plymouth State University (B.S.) and the University of Utah (M.S. & Ph.D.). In addition to his teaching duties, he researches how winter storms impact utilities and transportation across Vermont's complex terrain. When not thinking about weather he can be found in the garden or out running