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Meteorologist Jim Teske talks weather with APW ES students

Students at Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Elementary School talked weather with meteorologist Jim Teske from News Channel 9 WSYR in Syracuse. The meteorologist shared information on how weather forecasters use data to determine projected changes in weather and predict what residents should expect for weather in their area. In addition, Teske talked about how meteorologists use satellites and radar to track weather as it develops.
He talked about the unique weather phenomenon known as lake effect snow that residents of the APW district are quite familiar with. He showed students how winds that blow across the relatively warm waters of Lake Ontario picks up moisture and then when it comes across the colder land drops the moisture in the form of snow.
Teske showed students a video about the February storm of 2011 where Parish and surrounding areas received more than 10’ of snow in a four day time frame. Most students did not remember the winter event, but adults in the room visibly cringed at the memory of what that storm brought.
Teske was hesitant to make any predictions about the severity of the coming winter which prompted many to fear that it will be a bad winter once again.
Students had the opportunity to ask Mr. Teske questions following the presentation and then presented him with some APW Rebel apparel.

Students in Lisa Lagowski’s class posed with Meteorologist Jim Teske following his presentation on weather to students in fifth grade.

News Channel 9 Meteorologist Jim Teske visited APW Elementary School where he talked to students about his job and our local weather.

Mr. Eric Knuth, Superintendent

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