A History of Weather Forecasting in the Florida Keys

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A History of Weather Forecasting in the Florida Keys

February 23, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

with Jonathan Rizzo, Meteorologist at Key West’s National Weather Service

Attend in person or participate virtually!

The history of formal weather observing and forecasting in the Florida Keys began with the U.S. Lighthouse Board and the later establishment of Key West as the site one of the original 24 U.S. Signal Corps weather offices.  This presentation will cover critical milestones in our Nation’s operational weather services from its early days as the U.S. Signal Corps to today as the National Weather Service as they applied to the Florida Keys.  A survey of early weather forecaster experiences and early methods for observing weather will be shared in the form of historical photographs and anecdotes from early U.S. Weather Bureau officials.

Free for members.
Non-members: In-person, $10; Virtual only, $5.

Register for the February 23 Lecture Here
Member priority registration through Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m.
All in-person registration closes Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 5 p.m.
Virtual only registration closes Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 5 p.m.


February 23, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Keys History & Discovery Center
82100 Overseas Hwy
Islamorada, FL 33036 United States
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