Wednesday, September 26, 2012

MARYLAND TEAM OF FOOT’S FORECAST
BRIEFS BALTIMORE COUNTY EXECUTIVE 
AT PREPAREDNESS MONTH MEDIA BRIEFING

County Emergency Manager Steve Welzant, third from right, extended
the invitation on behalf of County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's Office.

7:25 AM 9/26/12 (Baltimore, MD) The Maryland Team of Foot’s Forecast extends thanks to the Baltimore County Office of Homeland Security for the opportunity to participate in their National Preparedness Month Media Briefing on Tuesday 9/25 at the County Emergency Operations Center in Towson, Maryland. This event was the team's third presentation to Baltimore County Government in the past three years, having previously developed and led hurricane simulation exercises with the County's command staff in 2010 and 2011.  



The 2012 Baltimore County high school and college student presenters included: 
  • Caron Schroeter, senior at Towson High School
  • Evan Schiesser, senior at Kenwood High School
  • Joey Krastel, CCBC Dundalk junior 
  • Meagan Buster, Towson University senior and Director of Fusion Forecasting.
During the media briefing, which included a presentation by the National Weather Service on the "Weather-Ready Nation" Initiative, Foot's Forecasters presented analysis of data resources from NOAA in providing emergency managers an overview of Maryland weather in the past year. The presentation concluded with an assessment of current climate “indicators” as a preliminary projection for seasonal amounts of rain, snow and ice for the upcoming winter based on NOAA data.


Forecaster Evan on Winter Climate Indicators 

Also in attendance was the Founder and Lead Advisor of Foot’s Forecast, Mr. Richard Foot. Mr. Foot taught Earth & Environmental Science in the Baltimore County Public Schools from 2001-2009 and served two years as a Teacher Fellow with Baltimore Ecosystem Study in the National Science Foundation before devoting full-time work to the company as CEO and Lead Advisor.

Mr. Foot with Forecasters Mike and Connor
at the 2011 Baltimore County hurricane simulation exercise
Since a January 2004 founding at Dundalk High School by Mr. Foot and his Earth science students, the organization has expanded to over 70 student and professional forecasters in 27 states and the United Kingdom. Over 10 degreed and certified meteorologists serve the organization as advisors from numerous colleges, universities and in the private sector.

Foot’s Forecast Contact Information

Keith Krichinsky
Chief Operating Officer                 
Aaron Salter
U.S. Team Spokesperson

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