Josh Judge is a meteorologist with WMUR TV-9 in Manchester, New Hampshire. He received the AMS Seal of approval in 2003, a CBM seal (Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal from the AMS) in 2006, and was among the first in New England to earn it. Judge has also been voted "Best Meteorologist in New Hampshire" many years running by NH Magazine.
Extreme New England Weatherby Josh Judge
This book is a pictorial chronicle of the events surrounding the greatest storms to hit New England during the last one hundred years. The stories and pictures cover such historic events as the hurricane of 1938, the blizzard of 1978, 1991�s �Perfect Storm,� the Great Ice Storm of 2008 and lots more. Extreme New England Weather contains over 200 pages and 300+ images from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Told in images and stories from both celebrities and ordinary people, this book hits with impact, imparts knowledge and delights with humor.
Josh Judge�s distinctive voice is joined by featured contributions by his colleagues from Storm Watch 9, a flurry of other meteorologists, weather scientists and others from every state in New England. Meteorologists contributing their real-life storm stories to extreme New England Weather include Bruce Schwoegler, Mike Haddad, Harvey Leonard, Mish Michaels, Dick Albert, Bob Maxon and many more. It also includes the transcript of a previously unreleased interview with the late Don Kent, often referred to as �Boston's first TV Weatherman", interviewed by NH author Eric Pinder. Also included in the book...
• An entire chapter on Mount Washington, with New England's worst weather, by the Mount Washington Observatory, NH
• How to keep your family safe when extreme weather hits your home!
• A section on how lightning strikes affect jets while in flight, written by Jeff Sullivan, a 20+ year veteran lead aircraft mechanic at a major airline at Logan Airport.
• Stories from ordinary people around New England who have been struck by lightning, and the experience they went through.
• Have you ever wondered how meteorologists predict the weather with those "Computer models?" John Kelley, one of the people who work for NOAA and design those computer models, writes the last chapter of the book. He explains how they work.
• Pictures of the famous �snowball� game contributed by The New England Patriots.
• Josh�s Judge-ment for the Top Ten Weather Myths!
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What a great book! Our New England weather is always a topic of conversation and this book addresses the best of the best with our "extreme" New England weather over the past 100 plus years. I loved reading the features written by the meteorologists, past and present, from all the New England states. Since the book is organized by types of extreme weather, it makes it easy to find information on particular storms. As a 4th grade teacher, I already have a copy of this book in my classroom for students to use as a reference, and for high interest non-fiction reading. The features in the book are great examples of how to make non-fiction reading appealing to every reader. Featured contributors, questions and answers(labeled 'you be the judge') and interesting facts along with 'Josh's judgements' keep any readers' attention. This book will be a powerful mentor text for my students as we begin our non-fiction writing unit. However, it is a wonderful resource for families since the readablity covers a wide range of ages.
Like many, I'm a weather lover here in New England. This book had way more info and pictures than I was expecting, what a great book it is. Now I have to get more copies so I can give them as Christmas gifts.