Severe weather climatologist to discuss storms that spawned June 16 tornadoes
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Department of Geography will host Dr. Kenny Blumenfeld, a severe weather climatologist, blogger and film maker, this Friday, Nov. 21, at Steve’s Pizza Palace in Platteville at 7 p.m.
Blumenfeld will discuss the weather and climate of Southwest Wisconsin, including a discussion of the storms that spawned the tornadoes of June 16, all in the mood of a Pub Science talk that brings an informal environment to discussions of sophisticated topics. Dr. Evan Larson, assistant professor of geography at UW-Platteville, said this is an excellent opportunity for people to quench their thirst while feeding their curiosity about weather, climate and everything related.
Blumenfeld has a widely read blog, http://www.kennyblumenfeld.com/, and has been featured on multiple news programs and stages in the Twin Cities, Minn.
He will draw from a wide range of anecdotes about hail storms, tornadoes, lightning, straightline winds, blizzards and other severe weather phenomena.
Anyone interested in weather, storms or climate is welcome to attend.
Written by: Laurie Hamer, College of Liberal Arts and Education, (608) 342-6191, firstname.lastname@example.org
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