Expert Weather Forecaster Michael Folmer to Share Insights at LBIF Foundation’s Science Saturday

Upcoming Science Saturday: Weather Forecasting Discussion on March 30

The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences is excited to announce that Michael Folmer, the warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service’s Ocean Prediction Center in College Park, Md, will be giving a presentation on “Forecasting the Weather From the Open Ocean to the Jersey Shore” at their Science Saturday event on March 30, 2024.

Folmer’s presentation will focus on his work providing forecast products and Impact-Based Decision Support Services to various entities such as the U.S. Coast Guard, cruise lines, the cargo industry, and everyday mariners who venture beyond 60 nautical miles offshore. He will also discuss the Jersey Shore Mesonet, a network of automated weather stations that includes LBIF weather station and plans to expand it further.

Although Folmer has a background in tropical meteorology, his main focuses now include satellite and mid-latitude weather. Prior to his current role at OPC, he served as the satellite liaison for several satellite programs and gained expertise in this field. To attend this free session on Zoom, registration can be done online at or through emails sent by LBIF to subscribers.

The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences offers other exciting programming along with Science Saturdays, including workshops for students and adults alike. To learn more about upcoming events or how to become involved with LBIF, call (609) 494-1241 or visit their website at or follow them on social media for more information

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