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"1816 - The Year Without A Summer" with WDEV's Roger Hill

 

 

The Friends of the Stowe Free Library Presents
Roger Hill – Weatherman

Of Radio Vermont and Weathering Heights

“1816 - The Year Without A Summer”

Thursday,  April  6th, 7-8 pm

A FREE TALK

Light Refreshments Served

Community Room – Stowe Free Library

90 Pond Street

 

Snow in June, freezing temperatures in July, a killer frost in August: "The most gloomy and extraordinary weather ever seen," according to one Vermont farmer.

Two centuries ago, 1816 became the year without a summer for millions of people in parts of North America and Europe, leading to failed crops and near-famine conditions.

In addition to food shortages, the natural climate change caused disease outbreaks, widespread migration of people looking for a better home as well as religious revivals as people tried to make sense of it all.

What led up to this major event?  Could it happen again?

Join us for a presentation by our favorite local weatherman, Roger Hill.  Since witnessing the power of a Yellowstone thunderstorm as a kid, Roger has been awed and amazed by the weather.  He learned his trade in the Army in Hawaii and has worked for the National Weather Service in Los Angeles, Montana, Cape Hatteras and Burlington, Vermont. Since 2000, Roger has been forecasting the weather for the listeners of Radio Vermont (WDEV) as well as through his website, “Weathering Heights”.

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