North Carroll Student Weather Forecasters Interviewed for Channel 2 Program
Release Date: 12/17/2010 2:27:50 PM
Greg Jackson and Emily Rund, students at North Carroll High School, were among a team of seven high school and college student forecasters who were interviewed by Baltimore’s ABC-2 News meteorologist Justin Berk. Portions of the interview will be featured on WMAR Channel 2 on Saturday, December 18, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. as part of the station’s recap of extreme weather events in 2010.
Jackson, a senior, and Rund, a sophomore, are members of the Central Maryland Team of Foot’s Forecast, an internet-based, multi-state collaborative weather forecasting network of high school and college students (www.footsforecast.org). Jackson is the Lead Forecaster for the Central Maryland Team of Foot’s Forecast and directs the Facebook forecast page for the group. Rund serves as the Photocaster and provides a daily specialized photo for the Facebook page.
The organization was founded in 2004 by Richard Foot, then a science teacher from Baltimore County Public Schools, and his students. Public school students became involved with informal forecasting in the website’s comment feature in 2006. High school students from Carroll County became founding members of the Central Maryland Team prior to the historic winter of 2009-2010. The student forecasters gained the attention of the media for their accurate weather predictions for the blizzard that hit the mid-Atlantic in December 2009.