Joe Dellicarpini gives a brief overview of the National Weather Service, which is a federal agency located within the Department of Commerce and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In addition to the issuing of warnings and forecasts, Joe will discuss some of the other duties that the staff at the Boston/Norton office is involved in, including climate data, research, and outreach. Joe will also review what a “normal” winter looks like for the Walpole area, discuss some of the global influences on winter such as El Nino which is expected to be the dominant pattern through the upcoming winter, and will give his best “guess” as to how much snow can be expected for the Walpole area.
Joe Dellicarpini is the Science and Operations Officer at the National Weather Service’s Boston office in Norton, Massachusetts and has over 30 years of forecasting experience. Joe’s main role is to oversee the office’s science program which includes research and staff training. He also provides training for the staff of four meteorologists at the Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center in Nashua, New Hampshire.