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Nov. 18 program on predicting Washington's weather

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

The Marian Koshland Science Museum will host a program on how weather forecasts are made, particularly for the Washington area. Participants will join NBC4 meteorologist Chuck Bell to test their meteorology skills by creating a forecast from real-world data. Also, Antonio Busalacchi from the University of Maryland will speak about climate modeling, including how climate change and variability may alter the region's future weather patterns.

The program will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18. Admission is $10 and includes light refreshments. Members of the public who wish to attend must make reservations by calling 202-334-1201 or e-mailing ksm@nas.edu. Reporters who wish to cover this event must register in advance by contacting Amy Shaw at tel. 202-334-1612 or e-mail akshaw@nas.edu. More information is available at http://www.koshland-science-museum.org/events/index.jsp.

The Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences is located at 6th and E streets, N.W., Washington, D.C.

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