Wednesday, December 5, 2012

"Nothing succeeds like success."
- Baltimore City Paper on Foot's Forecast, September 2012


It started in 2004 at a Baltimore County high school science classroom. Over time, the passion of our readers and the dedication of our forecasters brought our team to being recognized by Yahoo News in August 2011 as "an innovative and hugely informative weather information site," and a "credible weather sourceby the Seattle TimesIn September 2012, Foot's Forecast was awarded the Baltimore City Paper's "Best Weather Blog of Baltimore." and in February 2013 were featured by Seattle's KOMO-4 News as shown below in a story about Forecaster Mark Ingalls. 

Those are just a few headlines from our story. Featured below is a selection of other accolades and stories we have received from the media across the U.S. that we are pleased to highlight as a testimony of the power of student engagement.

"Foot's Forecast is my go-to weather team." Learn through eyes of the media why we are considered by tens of thousands to be the their go-to source for authentic local weather. Our zones extend from from the Pacific coast to the plains of Kansas, under the palm trees of south Florida, in central Maryland, New York and even London, England. We invite you to follow us, and take the right step for your local weather.


Feb 2013  "Network of college and high school age forecasters keep tabs on the skies"
by Seattle's KOMO-4 News, 2-19-2013.

Oct-Nov 2012 WYPR Public Radio invites CEO Rich Foot to several in-studio appearances on Mid-Day with Dan Rodricks to speak about Hurricane Sandy.

9/26/2012  "Foot's Forecast briefs Kamenetz on upcoming winter" (Dundalk Eagle article) "With September, through presidential decree, having been National Preparedness Month, Baltimore County officials held a briefing last week.. and naturally, the county went to the student forecasters of the Foot’s Forecast [team]."  
(Maryland Team Press Release from 9/27/2012)

9/25/2012 Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and Maryland Team of Foot's Forecast partner to provide on-site services and promotional forecasts for the 17th annual Baltimore Book Festival

9/19/2012 Best Weather Blog by the Baltimore City Paper. "Nothing succeeds like success, especially in the fickle world of weather forecasting. All it took was the “Snowpocalypse” of the winter of 2009-2010 and a front-page mention from The Baltimore Sun’s Frank Roylance, and a little weather blog, run by the Earth Science students of Dundalk High School and teacher Richard Foot, turned into a forecasting phenomenon."

7/25/2012 Caroline County, MD Emergency Services and Foot's Forecast partner to provide on-site forecasting services and fusion forecasting promotion to the August 2012 "SummerFest in OZ"

5/26/2012 Bel Air Downtown Alliance and Foot's Forecast Announce "Fusion Forecasting" Partnership 

5/11/2012 KORD 102.7 radio station in southeast Washington State published an article on their website by Mark Ingalls, titled "5 Weird Weather Facts About The Tri-Cities, from Weather Expert Mark Ingalls."

4/17/2012 Forecasters Andrew Barney and Zachary Fasnacht of the Central Pennsylvania Team were recognized as part of Penn State's #1 spot in the  80-college "Weather Challenge" network and annual competition, as noted in this PSU article. Andrew won the distinction of top forecaster in the nation among all freshman and sophomores. 

1/23/2012  Lead Forecaster Mark Ingalls of Kennewick, Washington, who is a senior at Kakamin High School, was named to the staff of local radio station KORD 102.7 as "The Weather Guy." Mark records updates to the radio station when requested, and writes articles for their website. 

1/06/2012  CEO and Lead Advisor Mr. Foot was featured in a special article by Baltimore Style Magazine titled "The Fantastic Mr. Foot" detailing the history and philosophy that led to Foot's Forecast growing so rapidly across the country in the past year.

Lead Forecaster Greg Jackson in the Carroll County Times
9/25/2011  Lead Forecaster Greg Jackson of our Three Rivers Team in metro Pittsburgh (facebook link) was featured in a Sunday, 9/25/2011 article in The Carroll County Times: "Many jobs involve social media use as part everyday process."  Greg is a 2011 graduate of North Carroll High School of the Carroll Public Schools, a freshman in Environmental Studies  at the California University of Pennsylvania. Greg, along with Forecaster Matt Balash comprise the Three Rivers Team serving the Southwest Pittsburgh area. 

Lead Forecaster Connor Meehan of Central Maryland in the Baltimore Sun and Howard County Times "Columbia teen forecasts Hurricane Irene's track." Prior to Hurricane Irene, Connor was invited to the County Emergency Operations Center to discuss the approaching storm and analyze model scenarios and potential storm risks.

U.S. Team Spokesperson Aaron Salter of Carroll County, MD interviewed by Dan Rodricks of 88.1 WYPR-FM Public Radio in Maryland. Aaron is a senior in Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County and a service-learning intern in the nationally-recognized Shriver Center on the UMBC campus.

Lead Advisor Rich Foot of Central Maryland in the Dundalk Eagle "Dundalk-Edgemere braces for possible arrival of Hurricane Irene."

Pacific Northwest Director Mark Ingalls of Kennewick Washington featured in The Tri-Cities HeraldThe Tacoma News-Tribune and was topped off by the Seattle Times. Not bad for an incoming senior. Check the article here. Mark is the Lead Forecaster of our team's Pacific Northwest zone in facebook.


NeedaSnowday said...

Go RAVENS!!!!!

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ravensbbr said...

And in other news...absolutely nothing noteworthy happened weather-wise today in the Mid-Atlantic. :-)