North Conway Library presents: “The History of Weather Observation on Mount Washington” With Ed Bergeron

Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7 PM

Weather Discovery Center, North Conway

The North Conway Public Library is pleased to invite you to the first event of the 2016 Thursday Night Program Series. Ed Bergeron will present “The History of Weather Observation on Mount Washington” on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Weather Discovery Center on Main Street in North Conway Village.

The fact that Mount Washington has been touted as having the “world’s worst weather” by many weather experts and due to how (extreme) weather is in the news almost daily, this event is sure to be very interesting especially to the residents of our valley.

Ed Bergeron will explore early occupation of the summit right after the Civil War by the Army Signal Service until they abandoned the summit in 1892.

He will address the interest in observing weather at the summit by agencies like the Smithsonian, Harvard, MIT, US Weather Bureau and Blue Hills Observatory.

Last but not least, Ed Bergeron will discuss the hardy and adventurers who re-occupied the summit in 1932, the creation of Mount Washington Observatory and the World Record Wind observed in April 1934.

Ed Bergeron, a retired civil engineer, hobby pilot and photographer, is the NOAA/ National Weather Service cooperative observer for North Conway and he reports his observations to the NWS in Gray, ME each morning. He is a long-time Valley resident and is on various nonprofit boards including the Mount Washington Observatory.

Bergeron will share all of the above, answer your questions and more on Thursday night, Jan. 21, at 7 pm at the Weather Discovery Center on Main Street in North Conway Village; no reservations necessary.

The program is free of charge, although donations to the Library are greatly appreciated.  Homemade cookies will be served and coffee is generously provided by Frontside Grind of North Conway.

For more information about the program, please call the North Conway Library at 603-356-2961 or visit http://www.NorthConwayLibrary.com .

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The North Conway Public Library is a privately funded library that is free and open to the public.  The library receives no regular funding from the town of Conway, the State of New Hampshire, or the federal government, and depends on donations, corporate sponsors, and fundraising programs to raise funds for materials and programs. Visit NorthConwayLibrary.com for more information.

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