It was the advance warning by meteorologists of last weekend's blizzard that allowed most people in Massachusetts to stock up on necessities, cancel plans and get ready to hunker down for a few days.
Many of those same meteorologists then spent the weekend talking to the public from TV newsrooms. One of them, Mish Michaels of CBS4 television in Boston, will be on campus Friday, Jan. 28 speaking to students in the IAP course on Weather Forecasting (12.310) taught by Lodovica Illari, lecturer in synoptic meteorology in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences.
Members of the MIT community who want to learn more about how meterologists predict the weather are welcome to come by Room 54-915 at 1:30 p.m. to hear Michaels' talk. Undergraduate students who want to know even more can take Illari's spring course 12.307 Climate and Weather Laboratory.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on January 26, 2005 (download PDF).