Now that we’ve revealed our winter forecast for 2008-09, it’s time to see what professors from Penn State University and Millersville University have to say about the subject. I sent an e-mail to California University of Pennsylvania as well, but they were unfortunately unavailable to participate.
In my e-mail, I asked representatives from these schools what they thought about the coming winter. I asked them specifically…
More / Less snow than average
Warmer / colder than average
More / Less snow than last year
Warmer / colder than last year
Timing / type of the bigger storms
…and some reasoning behind the forecast.
My second response came from Eric Horst of Millersville University. Here’s more about Eric according to the Millersville University website…
A native of Lancaster Pennsylvania, Eric has a special interest in forecasting and “media meteorology.” He is a graduate of Penn State University (’86 Meteo), and he has been an adjunct faculty and staff member at Millersville University since 1988. In the early 1990s, Eric also worked as a part-time, on-air meteorologist at WGAL, the NBC affiliate in the Harrisburg/Lancaster market. At Millersville, Eric is founder of the Campus Weather Service and the MU Weather Information Center, of which he is the Director.
Continue reading to see what Eric had to say about the upcoming winter…