Fairgrieve Students Learn About Weather


Fairgrieve Elementary School students learned about weather during a recent Morning Express program and additional presentations given by Time Warner Cable News Meteorologist John DiPasquale.
Students in grades kindergarten through six cheered when DiPasquale asked if they soon wanted snow, his favorite precipitation. He explained that Central New York is one of the safest places to live because the area is not prone to hurricanes, tsunamis, or other major weather-related occurances. More intense lake effect snow here, however, is the result of increased temperature differences between warm bodies of water (Lake Ontario) and cool air moving over the water.
Students were engaged in all presentations, asking questions about floods, hurricanes, snow and clouds, among other weather topics. DiPasquale said the most popular question asked by students is if he can make them have a snow day.
Weather studies appear in both the science and English Language Arts curriculums for various grade levels.



Time Warner Cable News Meteorologist John DiPasquale
explains to Fairgrieve Elementary students how lake effect
snow occurs. Students learn about weather throughout many
grade levels.