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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Westport Weather Wiz: U.S. Lags in Forecasting

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Jacob Meisel, a 2013 Staples High School graduate and rising senior at Harvard University, today told the Westport Rotary Club that the U.S. National Weather Service is lagging behind other world forecasters because of insufficient investment. Meisel, who has legions of area followers for his accurate forecasts of school closings and delays through his personal website, www.swctweather.com, is working this summer for a Harrison, N.Y. commodities firm where his forecasts aid traders in predicting movement of natural gas futures. His talk focused on how private industry is making forecasts more useful to individuals and small businesses while also determining how broader weather risk ties into climate change and is being increasingly used in the financial world. WestportNow.com photo

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