On Friday, April 4 Good Morning America Meteorologist and storm chaser Ginger Zee will light up the stage of the Port City Music Hall in Portland, Maine in an exclusive benefit event for the nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory.  Presented by WMTW News 8, the Residence Inn Marriott North Conway and the Mt. Washington Cog Railway with support from Vigilant Capital Management, ‘An Evening with Ginger Zee’ will offer an inside look at the world of storm chasing through the eyes of America’s favorite meteorologist.

“I’ve been fascinated by weather for as long as I can remember,” says Zee, who grew up watching storms over Lake Michigan. “For everything we know, there is still so much we don’t—this is what inspires me to continue learning and pushing the limits as a meteorologist and a storm chaser.”

Recently replacing Sam Champion as Good Morning America’s Chief Meteorologist and Senior Meteorologist for ABC News, Zee is an Emmy award-winning meteorologist and a former member of storm chaser Reed Timmer’s team of experts. Through heart-pounding video and first-person narration, she’ll detail some of her most challenging and frightening experiences in the field.

The evening will also feature a live video connection with Mount Washington Observatory’s famous weather station on the summit of Mount Washington, New Hampshire, where Observatory scientists will share what it’s like to live and work in the “Home of the World’s Worst Weather.”

The entire WMTW News 8 First Warning Weather Team will be on hand to meet viewers, and WMTW Meteorologist Roger Griswold will provide opening remarks.

Doors will open at 5:30pm for a cash bar cocktail hour and heavy hors d’oeuvres, followed by the live connection with Mount Washington Observatory at 6:30pm. The feature presentation will begin at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $79 for supporting members of Mount Washington Observatory or $89 for non-members. Preferred seating is available for $99. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit or call (603) 356-2137, ext. 231.

“Storm chasing and severe weather phenomena capture the attention of academics and adrenaline junkies alike,” says Mount Washington Observatory Executive Director Scot Henley. “Mount Washington Observatory has been living this adventure for more than 80 years, and we’re excited to be partnering with Ginger to offer an inside look at this incredible world.”

About Mount Washington Observatory
Mount Washington Observatory is a private, nonprofit, member-supported institution with a mission to advance understanding of the natural systems that create the Earth’s weather and climate. Since 1932, the Observatory has been monitoring the elements from its weather station on the summit of Mount Washington, using this unique site for scientific research and educational outreach. For more information, call (800) 706-0432 or visit

Top of Mount Washington, courtesy of MW Observatory
Top of Mount Washington, courtesy of MW Observatory

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