Bland Today But Going ‘Batty’ Wednesday

2013-08-19 23:33:49.000 – Ryan Knapp,  Weather Observer/Meteorologist

Tonights view.

The weather today was kind of bland with nothing to really talk about. Don’t get me wrong, I like the bland weather days just as much as the extreme weather days, just for different reasons. While I dig extreme weather days for the stories they generate I also dig the bland weather days since it allows me to focus on my various other projects without worrying about a rogue thunderstorm for example. The only down side about bland days are the lack of stories I can share with everyone here in these Observer Comments. Data entry and error checking is not at all interesting. So, I have been racking my brain for the last hour for something interesting to share. That’s when I turned to our events calendar to see if there was anything I could share and I lucked out; our last topic in our sixth annual ‘Science in the Mountains: A Passport to Science’ series this coming Wednesday.

I have been working with the Observatory since this series was first introduced and it’s been interesting to attend some of the various topics we have covered to see a whole new science, some of which I didn’t even think of prior to attendance. Some of the past topics I have attended dealt with the migratory patterns of birds, the geology of the White Mountains, or life in Antarctica. All of them have been interesting and delivered by science professionals that are just as passionate about their field of study as I am about mine. So, I look forward to attending our last discussion this coming Wednesday and hopefully we’ll see some of you there as well.

So, here is everything you need to know:

Cost: FREE! (How great is that!)

Who: All ages.

When: This Wednesday, August 21 at 7pm (However, arrive early to get a seat. 7 pm is the start time, doors will be open prior)

Where: Our Weather Discovery Center in North Conway, NH (click on the underlined words for directions).

What (topic): What’s Happening To Our Bats? – A discussion led by Rebecca Peterman, Conservation Education Coordinator at the White Mountain National Forest Androscoggin Ranger District. (Quick summary: Bats play a vital role in the world’s ecosystem and economy, comprising 20% of all mammal species and ranking as the top predator of night-flying insects. New Hampshire is home to eight bat species and five of those are threatened by White Nose Syndrome. Come learn about this mysterious disease, its far-reaching consequences, and what you can do to help scientists understand and slow its spread in North America.)


Ryan Knapp,  Weather Observer/Meteorologist

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