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Release Date Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Faculty Discuss Regional Impact of Hurricane Florence

Photo courtesy NOAA.

RAPID CITY, SD (Sept. 11, 2018) – South Dakota School of Mines & Technology’sAtmospheric and Environmental Sciences program will present a special weather discussion regarding Hurricane Florence from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Classroom Building, Room 204E, on campus.   

Hurricane Florence, currently a major hurricane over the Atlantic Ocean, is forecast to directly impact the East Coast within the next 72 hours. Florence has the potential to be the strongest hurricane on record to make landfall over coastal North and/or South Carolina. This discussion will be led by Fire Meteorologist/Research Scientist Darren Clabo and other faculty within the Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences Department program. It will focus on the forecast for Florence and the potential impacts the storm will have on the region.

The discussion is open to the public.

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