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WAGM’s Ted Shapiro to offer Winter Weather Safety Workshop at UMPI

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

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The University of Maine at Presque Isle will host a Winter Weather Sky Clue & Safety Workshop with WAGM Meteorologist Ted Shapiro on Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. in the Campus Center. Campus and community members of all ages are invited to attend this free event.

Shapiro will be covering everything from "snow storms to ice storms to blizzards... oh my!" and he'll help you make sense of the watches, warnings, and advisories that are frequently issued. He will also show you how to recognize easy-to-spot sky clues that tell you a winter storm may be on the way.

Northern Maine experiences a wide range of winter weather each and every year. Shapiro said it's important to know the signs of approaching inclement weather and how to be prepared for it.

"This is a fun, informative event for everyone and I would hope that parents, teachers and scout leaders bring their school-age kids to learn about winter weather clues and winter weather safety," Shapiro said. "Be prepared for all the different types of weather that could strike this winter season... know the signs ahead of time!"

Ted Shapiro was born and raised near Washington, D.C. He has served as Chief Meteorologist at WAGM-TV in Presque Isle since 2006. He also teaches a field course in weather observation at UMPI.

The snow date for this weather workshop is Thursday, Jan. 24, same time and location. For more information about this free event, please contact UMPI's Community and Media Relations Office at 768-9452.