Jon Nese and Marisa Ferger of the Penn State Meteorology department
received the nomination for their weekly educational series WeatherWhys,
which highlights timely topics in meteorology and related
environmental and astronomical sciences. Their Emmy-nominated
submission included three features: "Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of
Chernobyl," which revisited the nuclear disaster in which
meteorology provided the initial evidence of a radioactive leak;
"Lightning and College Football," which explored the intersection of
thunderstorm season with college football season; and "The Story of
Leap Year," which examined the quirky astronomical origins of adding
an extra day to the calendar every four years.
Weather World can be seen each weekday evening in central Pennsylvania on WPSU-TV and statewide on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN).
The Mid-Atlantic Emmy winners will be announced at a gala at the Philadelphia Hilton on Saturday, September 22.