HWS Geoscience Hosts Hurricane Irma Discussion – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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HWS Geoscience Hosts Hurricane Irma Discussion

Professor of Geoscience Neil Laird and Associate Professor of Geoscience Nick Metz will lead a discussion on the status and forecast of Hurricane Irma. The discussion will be held on Friday, Sept. 8 from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. in Coxe Hall 008 and will be live streamed on the HWS website.

Since its development earlier this week, Hurricane Irma has caused significant damage and set meteorological records for its intensity in the North Atlantic Ocean. As of Thursday, Sept. 7, the forecast has Hurricane Irma – currently a Category 5 – nearing Florida by the weekend and then continuing to impact locations along the East Coast of the United States during the following week.

Laird and Metz are both atmospheric scientists within the Department of Geoscience and teach a variety of weather and climate courses, including a summer field-study course to forecast and observe severe supercell thunderstorms in the Great Plains. They, along with their students, have been closely following the weather and forecast associated with Hurricane Irma and wanted to share information, as well as answer questions, related to the major hurricane.

Irma follows the recent wake of Hurricane Harvey in southern Texas and the Gulf region where alums are actively responding through relief efforts. The Colleges extend their support to alums and HWS families, and have received word from alums sharing news of their safety.

If you have been impacted by the hurricanes, please contact Alumni House at 315-781-3700 or share news on the HWS Facebook class pages.