Date & Time:
Tuesday May 07, 2013
Noon - 1 p.m.
Why do we put so much stock in the groundhogs winter forecast? Can lightning make grass greener? What does a ring around the moon mean? NBC Charlotte's John Wendel will answer these questions and more during the First Tuesday presentation at noon May 7 at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.
Also the author of the new book, Natures Way, Wendel is fascinated by the development of weather-related folklore. During this presentation the meteorologist will cover some of his favorite and least favorite weather lore and proverbs and sign copies of his book available for purchase in The Garden Store.
Wendel joined NBC Charlotte's First Warn Storm Team in December 2000. He has a bachelors of science degree in meteorology with a speech communications minor from Northern Illinois University and more than 30 years of weather-media experience. A native of Chicago, Wendel has worked in Wausau, Wis., Eau Claire, Wis., Kalamazoo, Mich. and Winston-Salem.
In 1996, John reported from the eye of Hurricane Bertha as winds whipped around at 100mph. He has also reported from the top of Sugar Mountain with snow in the air, winds at 60mph and wind chill readings close to 30 degrees below zero.
First Tuesday presentations are free with Garden admission. Admission for members is free; adults, $12; seniors 60+, $10; and children 4-12, $6. Guests are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. For more information, visit www.DSBG.org or call 704-825-4490.