Spring Weather Challenges Forecasters

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Weather forecasters not only have to anticipate what the weather will do, they have to predict the impact of inclement conditions. 

Record breaking rainfall has taken forecasters into uncharted territory when it comes to anticipating how much lakes and streams will rise.

We talk with meteorologist Andy Nash, who’s in charge of the National Weather Service Burlington office about the conditions that have brought about the record rains this spring – and how forecasters predict how much lake and stream levels will rise when the skies open up. 

We’ll also hear from climate scientist Curt Stager about if and how this weather might fit into climate change scenarios for our region.

If you have questions about this spring’s weather, post them below or email vermontedition@vpr.net.

And, we talk with Casper Wong, director of the documentary, The LuLu Sessions. The film follows Dr. Louise Nutter ("LuLu"), Vermont native, irrepressible force-of-nature and chain-smoking cancer researcher during the final year of her life after she learns she’s dying of cancer.  A free screening of the film Saturday, June 4th at 5pm at the University of Vermont Fleming Museum is limited to 150 people.





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