Best Weather Blog

footsforecast.org

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. The accuracy of the forecast combined with the immediacy of social media pushed the Foot's Forecast web site to more than a million page visits a day, and now, over 150 million hits a year. Now the forecast gathers weather predictions from 70 forecasters and meteorologists in 25 states and recruits high school students and undergraduates interested in careers in atmospheric sciences, proving that there are still places where students are being taught the difference between "weather" and "climate."

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