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Free talk on observing the sky to predict weather

Senior climatologist and meteorologist Steven Hilberg will present a program called “Signs in the Sky” on Monday, March 31st at 6:30 p.m. at the University of Illinois Extension Office, 801 Country Fair Drive, Champaign. This talk is free and open to the public.

Although the computerized models that are used to make weather predictions have improved dramatically in the past decade, sky observations are still key to understanding weather. Hilberg will discuss how to observe different cloud types and other sky phenomena that can provide clues to what is happening in the atmosphere and what that means for local weather.

Steve Hilberg is the senior climatologist and meteorologist for the Midwestern Regional Climate Center, Illinois State Water Survey, Prairie Research Institute, UIUC. His presentation is sponsored by the East Central Illinois Master Naturalists (ECIMN), a volunteer program dedicated to serving and supporting organizations in the conservation, restoration, management and interpretation of natural resources.  ECIMN is sponsored by of the University of Illinois Extension, Champaign County Forest Preserve District and the Urbana Park District.

For more information about this presentation or the East Central Illinois Master Naturalists, please contact UI Extension at [email protected], or visit Follow the East Central Illinois Master Naturalists

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