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2005 Pennsylvania Farm Show
Pictures taken January 15, 2005

The collocated NWS offices of the Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center and WFO State College along with members from WFO Pittsburgh and WFO Mount Holly participated in the annual 2005 Pennsylvania Farm Show held in Harrisburg, PA. The event typically draws an estimated crowd of 500,000 people. This year’s show commenced on Saturday, January 8th and continued through Saturday, January 15th.

 NWS staff members manned a booth at the Farm Show where an estimated 4,000 people stopped by to pick up brochures, swap stories and chat about weather and hydrology. Brochures on Winter Weather, Tornadoes and Thunderstorms and Floods were handed out along with many Cloud Charts. Also available at the booth were the latest weather forecasts, current conditions and river forecasts via NWS internet sites. Staff members also educated the public on NWS web pages which now include newer products and services such as AHPS and NDFD.

 

This poster on the NWS display was carefully constructed by Service Hydrologist Pete Jung (WFO CTP). Included on the poster are the 7 NWS offices that serve Pennsylvania (WFOs State College, Pittsburgh, Mt Holly, Binghamton, Cleveland and the Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center and Ohio River Forecast Center), the NWS Mission Statement and many weather related photos.
Welcome to the National Weather Service booth! Meet (from left to right) Hydrologist Ted Rodgers (Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center), Data Acquisition Program Manager Bob Coblentz (WFO Pittsburgh) and Meteorologist-Intern Paul Head (WFO State College). We are prepared to answer any question you might throw our way.
A young aspiring meteorologist is mesmerized by the Tornado video playing on the monitor. This scene was common throughout the show especially with children between the ages of 4 and 10.
Meteorologist-Intern Paul Head (WFO State College) shows one of our younger fans how to navigate the NWS State College internet site.
Service Hydrologist Pete Jung  from WFO State College (left) and Hydrologist Ted Rodgers from the Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center (right) enjoy a day of work at the NWS booth in Harrisburg, PA.
Hydrologist Ted Rodgers from the Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center (left) and Meteorologist-Intern Paul Head from WFO State College (2nd from left) try to provide an explanation of the persistently wet weather pattern to a group of concerned farmers.
 

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