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Weather extremes topic of March 11 presentation

Posted: March 5, 2013 - 7:22pm

Sitting in the middle of a continent, halfway between the equator and the North Pole, Minnesota experiences a wider range of “normal” weather conditions than nearly any other place on Earth.

Our weather extremes follow a predictable timeline that is driven almost entirely by the cyclical changes in the intensity and duration of available sunlight.

Join the discussion regarding weather extremes when The Center for Lifelong Learning at Central Lakes College presents “The True Story of Minnesota Weather Extremes” from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, March 11, on the Brainerd campus of CLC.

This discussion, led by Kenneth Blumenfeld, will stimulate the audience to consider the subtlety, the beauty and the wonder of our atmosphere. The presentation will include examples from the real world, elements of personal storytelling and limited use of props.

An engaged, lively and curious audience is encouraged. Blumenfeld has spent three decades studying, chasing and researching extreme and hazardous weather and is currently working on a four-piece documentary regarding weather in Minnesota and the upper Midwest.

Cost to attend this event is $6 for non-members or free for those with a Center for Lifelong Learning membership. Pre-registration is recommended and can be made by calling 218-855-8142.

For more information on The Center For Lifelong Learning, visit www.clcmn.edu/lifelonglearning.

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