EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—New Jersey has experienced several historical weather events. The Friends of the Library are hosting the special program “Meteorology & Historical New Jersey Storms” with Weather NJ founder  Jonathan Carr on Thursday, May 17 at 7:30 pm at the library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center).

The program explains the basics of meteorology, climatology, and a variety of weather phenomena ranging from anticyclones to nor’easters and everything in between. Carr will also explain historical weather events that have impacted New Jersey.

Carr is the founder of the Weather NJ website, the most accurate independent weather reporting agency in New Jersey. With a Facebook following of over 250,000, it aggregates weather safety information. Carr’s knowledge of weather is primarily self-taught. He has been featured in several publications about his accurate weather predictions, including the Trentonian and Five Thirty Eight. He received the 2014 Citizen Journalist Award from the Citizen's Campaign.

This program is free and open to the public. It is presented as part of the Friends of the Library’s spring meeting. For more information about the Friends of the Library, visit www.ebpl.org/friends.