Florida Weather Myths and Safety


September, 2020

When: Thursday, September 17 at 7:00 pm

Where: This program is online via Zoom

Cost: FREE | Register online

“Florida Weather Myths and Weather Safety” will be the focus of the Marine Discovery Center’s September online lecture.

The online presentation is set for Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. Eastern.

Guest speaker Rob Eicher, assistant professor of meteorology at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Daytona Beach will discuss some of the common types of threatening weather in Central Florida, as well as the facts vs. fiction about them and what you should know. He will specifically discuss the natural phenomena of hurricanes and lightning.

Prior to his work at ERAU, Eicher spent nearly two decades as a broadcast meteorologist at local television stations from Orlando to Boston and still occasionally fills in on the Orlando-based News-13 broadcast team. He now teaches broadcast meteorology classes at ERAU, in addition to courses in aviation weather, introductory meteorology and introductory climatology.

Throughout his career, Eicher has remained active with the American Meteorological Society (AMS), previously serving as chair of the AMS Board on Broadcast Meteorology. He is the AMS board’s current chair on best practices. Eicher earned a master’s degree in meteorology at the University of Maryland and is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in strategic communications at the University of Central Florida.

Register online today! The program is free, but participants must set up a personal Zoom account to access the webinar.

MDC will continue to offer programs online during COVID-19 precautions for the remainder of 2020. These programs are free but donations are always appreciated.