The Realities of New England Hurricanes kicks off the 2016 – 2017 season!


The Foxborough Historical Society is pleased to announced Foxborough’s own Glenn Field will speak at our September meeting to kick off our 2016 – 2017 season!

The Realities of New England Hurricanes

New England hurricanes are very different from the kind of hurricanes that you’ve read about or that strike Florida or the Caribbean. You will learn why the structure is different and thus, how our safety and preparedness rules are different in some ways. People of my generation remember Hurricane Gloria in 1985 and Hurricane Bob in 1991…and we think those were ‘real’ hurricanes. However, this sense of reality is warped, since it has now been 62 years since the last major hurricane (Carol) that struck New England. This presentation will take you back to the days of the 1938 Hurricane, Connie, Diane, Carol, etc. and show what a true hurricane really can do!

Glenn Field has been the Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM) for the National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Office in Taunton, MA since October, 1993. As WCM, he is responsible for ensuring that customers of weather forecasts and warnings are able to receive the products and that they understand what they mean. He gives many presentations to police, fire,
emergency managers, and school groups and always listens to suggestions for improvement of services. Also, he is responsible for coordinating and implementing new procedures at the NWS, for the quality assurance of products, and is in charge of the SKYWARN volunteer weather observers program. Also, Glenn works with towns to enable them to become “StormReady,” another National Weather Service community preparedness program.

Prior to coming to Taunton, Glenn was a Lead Forecaster at the NWS in Raleigh, NC; a Forecaster at the NWS in Milwaukee, WI; and a Satellite Meteorologist at the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service’s Synoptic Analysis Branch in Washington, D.C. Glenn holds a M.S. Degree in Meteorology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where he also received his B.S. in both Meteorology and Economics (the 2 sciences that one can’t predict, he jokes.)

Glenn will present The Realities of New England Hurricanes on Tuesday, September 27th at 7:30 pm in the Community Room at the Boyden Library. Our meetings are free and all are welcome!

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