Weather

Making a Career Out of It

This unedited letter was one of a packet that arrived from Mrs. Demers's class while I was putting this together and shows the fascination that people of all ages have with the weather. Similar mail and telephone calls arrive daily. An estimated 90 percent of the public consults weather forecasts once or twice each day, and they do so for a variety of reasons. I'm not sure if Kristen, or any of her classmates, will pursue a career in meteorology, but just in case, I do have some tips and advice.

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Excerpted from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Weather © 2002 by Mel Goldstein, Ph.D.. All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Used by arrangement with Alpha Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

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