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Grove City College will make its debut this week on WKBN 27 First News with live weather camera coverage from high atop the Rockwell Hall of Science.
First News Meteorologist Paul Wetzl will broadcast live from campus Thursday, Oct. 27, during the 5 and 6 p.m. news to introduce the CBS affiliate’s viewers to the station’s latest remote 24-hour weather camera location.
The camera will enhance the weather team’s ability to forecast and enhance the College’s visibility – at least on clear days. The weather camera turns throughout the day, providing some stunning 360-degree views of campus. It’s much more than just “pretty pictures,” according to Wetzl. “From a meteorological aspect, it is going to be a very valuable tool in our toolbox for us,” he said.
Grove City tends to be on the edge of lake-effect snow bands and Wetzl believes the camera will aid the station in being able to track snow. “The camera will give us verification of the type of precipitation we’re getting. If snow is on the ground or not, if snow is sticking to the grass but not the sidewalks, those kinds of things are really important to a forecast,” Wetzl said.
The partnership between the College and WKBN will enhance the station’s coverage and raise the regional profile of Grove City College.
“Grove City College is so looking forward to this important partnership with WKBN bringing weather news from the College to northwestern Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio viewers like never before,” Jacki Muller, senior director of Marketing and Communications for Grove City College said.
To check out the view from Rockwell, visit www.wkbn.com/weather-cameras/grove-city.