Are you interested in our ever-changing weather in East Tennessee? Do you often wonder what contributes to some of our extreme weather?
Bring your questions and learn more from meteorologist Heather Haley of WVLT-TV Local 8 Now on Saturday. She will talk about our interesting weather phenomena and explain how she delivers her message to viewers at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 21, in the City Room at Roane State Community College in Oak Ridge, a press release said. Sponsored by the University of Tennessee Arboretum Society, this talk is open to people of all ages.
Born and raised in Knoxville and a University of Tennessee graduate, Heather has “seen it all when it comes to the weather of East Tennessee.”
“Every day my goal is to use my experiences with East Tennessee weather to forecast to the best of my ability.” Haley said. “For this talk on March 21, we’ll talk more about the data we use to put together a forecast, the tools at hand, and how we partner with the National Weather Service to expand our ability to prepare the people of East Tennessee.”
Haley received her bachelor’s degree in journalism and electronic media at the University of Tennessee and then began working in television news. She went back to school and received her second degree in meteorology from Mississippi State.
Celebrating 50 years in 2015, this program is one of many lectures and activities that will be offered this year by the UT Arboretum Society.
Roane State Community College in Oak Ridge is located at 701 Briarcliff Avenue in Oak Ridge.
To learn more about this lecture or the UT Arboretum Society, go to www.utarboretumsociety.org. For more information on the program, call (865) 483-3571.