Friday, August 19, 2011

"...a New York State of mind..."
-Youtube video of the timeless lyrics by Billy Joel  


5:45 PM EDT 8/20/2011 | What better way to enjoy the weekend than to be in a New York state of mind? We  celebrate the launch of two forecast zones for the Empire State. It is New York after all, so you have to go big, right? Our Metro New York  zone is now live on facebook, directed by Mid-Atlantic Lead Forecaster Mike Natoli and covering the five boroughs of the Big Apple for now.  Mike, a senior at C. Milton Wright High School in Harford County, MD has a wide range of family through the New York region and has been consistently forecasting in numerous zones on our team since January 2011.

Out in the quieter realm of the Finger Lakes you will find our Central New York State zone, spear-headed by Lead Forecaster Reginald Johnson from the Southeast Pennsylvania Zone. Reginald will be attending Cornell University to launch his four year scientific adventure in pursuit of a Meteorology degree.  Our Southeast Pennsylvania readers are transitioning from one NOAA Weather Camp trained graduate to another:  Recently minted Forecaster Mitch D. from Allentown, PA, who is a 2011 graduate of the NOAA-funded Weather Camp program at Howard University, and attended the Summer 2010 Penn State Weather Camp, will be serving the readers of Southeast PA. An inspiring twist to the story: Reginald was a 2009 graduate of Howard's program himself with several other forecasters who have joined the team since then. 

This school year also marks the official start of Foot's Forecast Team coverage in both major cities of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Our hard-working Three Rivers Team of Forecasters Greg Jackson, Ryan Lingo and Brittany Kusniar have been tearing up the forecast wires with their July 2011 launch of the Three Rivers Zone in facebook. If you are traveling to these regions this year, add these zones to your facebook app list for simple but sophisticated and locally relevant forecasts from a team you can trust across New York, Pennsylvania and 16 other states. 

Since it's Friday, if you need to get yourself in that New York State of Mind, then enjoy this Youtube montage... 


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