A prime-time special on weather and climate extremes airs on WBAL-TV 11

WBAL-TV 11 will air a primetime special on weather and climate extremes

Special broadcast at 7 p.m. on Saturday April 23

Can tree rings help us predict drought conditions and other weather hazards? How are ski resorts coping with increasingly unpredictable snow patterns, and Gulf residents coping with more storms and rising sea levels? And what additional simple and practical steps can consumers take in their daily lives to help reduce climate-damaging emissions and waste? Saturday, April 23 and on all Hearst Television stations during the last days of April. The program is part of Hearst Television’s “Forecasting Our Future” initiative, recently launched to address the issues Americans face while navigating through changing weather conditions and their impact on local communities and economies. National television consumer investigation and reporting units, more than 100 meteorologists and weather experts from across the country, and local educational offerings for schools and community organizations. The special “Planning Our Future” programming will also be available to stream for free on the very local app, available for download on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Google Play and other platforms. “Saturday’s inaugural prime-time special in our ‘Foreseeing Our Future’ series represents an informative collaboration of 11 reporters and meteorologists, as well as contributions from Hearst Television reporters across the country,” Dan Joerres, President and General Manager of WBAL-TV, WBAL NewsRadio 1090/FM 101.5 and 98 Rock, said in a statement, “Our viewers will learn new information about the environment by watching this special. And climate awareness will grow as 11 News continues its ‘Predicting Our Future’ reporting.” both at the U.S. Forest Service and at a little-known lab for studying tree rings – all working together to analyze and predict. drought conditions and the impact on forests.Viewers will witness a long-running but rarely seen “forest census,” for which Forest Service researchers scour more than 170,000 plots across the country, trunk to trunk, and the first ever application of a simulation tool using tree rings to predict the effects of a changing climate; among other revelations, tree ring data shows a massive annual decrease in average tree growth which impacts the carbon in our atmosphere.During the special, 11 Weather meteorologist Ava Marie will report on the local impact of the storms, the reporter from the 11 News Lowell Melser has insight into the future of skiing in the Northeast and local ski resorts’ reliance on artificial snow to lure ski enthusiasts to their slopes and Jayne Miller, chief investigative reporter for 11 News I-Team, looks at the rising waters and erosion occurring in the Chesapeake Bay. Experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration analyze that “Tornado Alley”, the loosely defined area in the central United States where tornadoes are considered to be most frequent, could move; NOAA scientists also discuss the potential impact of rising temperatures and humidity on tornado and hurricane trends. Hearst Television’s Chief National Consumer Correspondent, Jeff Rossen, updates viewers on three sustainable products they can use at home in place of long-time commonly used products that add to unhealthy emissions and the growing problem of plastic disposal. TV 11 and Hearst Television: WBAL-TV 11, Baltimore’s NBC station, is owned by Hearst Television Inc. Hearst Television owns and operates 33 television stations and two radio stations serving 26 media markets in 39 states and reaching more than 22 million of American homes. Through its partnership with nearly every major network, Hearst Television distributes national content on nearly 70 video channels, including programs from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, Estrella and more. Radio stations are Baltimore’s leaders in news/talk and rock music listening. Its Hearst Media Production Group unit produces original programming on linear and streaming platforms for national and international distribution. Its Very Local app, free to download on home OTT devices and available on popular streaming services, provides 24/7 access to local news, weather and an array of local and regional programming. Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry’s leading companies and has received numerous awards for its distinguished journalism, industry innovation and community service. Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst.

Can tree rings help us predict drought conditions and other weather hazards? How are ski resorts coping with increasingly unpredictable snow patterns, and Gulf residents coping with more storms and rising sea levels? And what additional simple and practical steps can consumers take in their daily lives to help reduce climate-damaging emissions and waste?

These questions and more will be addressed in a primetime special airing at 7 p.m. on WBAL-TV 11 on Saturday, April 23 and on all Hearst Television stations during the last days of April. The program is part of Hearst Television’s “Forecasting Our Future” initiative, recently launched to address the issues Americans face while navigating through changing weather conditions and their impact on local communities and economies.

“Forecasting Our Future” includes contributions from group-wide resources, including Hearst Television’s national consumer investigative and reporting units, more than 100 meteorologists and weather experts from across the country, and offers local education for schools and community organizations.

Special “Forecasting Our Future” programming will also be available to stream for free on the Very Local app, available for download on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Google Play and other platforms.

“Saturday’s inaugural prime-time special in our ‘Foreseeing Our Future’ series represents an informative collaboration of 11 reporters and meteorologists, as well as contributions from Hearst Television reporters across the country,” said Dan Joerres. , president and general manager of WBAL-TV, WBAL NewsRadio 1090/FM 101.5 and 98 Rock, said in a statement. “Our viewers will learn new information about the environment by watching this special. And climate awareness will grow as 11 News continues its ‘Planning Our Future’ story.”

During the April 23 special, Hearst Television’s Chief National Investigative Correspondent Mark Albert interviews researchers from the US Forest Service and a little-known lab for the study of tree rings – all working together to analyze and predict drought conditions and the impact on forests. Viewers will witness a long-running but rarely seen “forest census,” in which Forest Service researchers walk trunk-to-trunk in more than 170,000 plots across the country, and the first-ever application of a simulation tool using tree rings to predict the effects of a changing climate; among other revelations, tree-ring data shows a massive annual decrease in average tree growth that impacts the carbon in our atmosphere.

During the special, 11 Meteo meteorologist Ava Marie will report on the local impact of the storms, 11 News reporter Lowell–Melser has insights into the future of skiing in the North East and local ski resorts’ reliance on artificial snow to attract ski enthusiasts to their slopes and 11 News I-Team chief investigative reporter Jayne Miller looks at the rising waters and erosion occurring in the Chesapeake Bay.

Experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration analyze that “Tornado Alley”, the loosely defined area in the central United States where tornadoes are considered to be most frequent, could move; NOAA scientists are also discussing the potential impact of increased temperatures and humidity on tornado and hurricane trends.

Hearst Television Chief National Consumer Correspondent Jeff Rossen educates viewers on three sustainable products they can use around the home in place of long-used commonly used products that add to unhealthy emissions and the growing problem of plastic disposal.

Studies by Pew and other organizations consistently show that most consumers rely on local television for their news, above all other sources, and that they consider the weather to be the most important local news item.

About WBAL-TV 11 and Hearst Television:
WBAL-TV 11, Baltimore’s NBC station, is owned by Hearst Television Inc. Hearst Television owns and operates 33 television stations and two radio stations serving 26 media markets in 39 states and reaching more than 22 million US homes. Through its partnership with nearly every major network, Hearst Television distributes national content on nearly 70 video channels, including programs from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, Estrella and more. Radio stations are Baltimore’s leaders in news/talk and rock music listening. Its Hearst Media Production Group unit produces original programming on linear and streaming platforms for national and international distribution. Its Very Local app, free to download on home OTT devices and available on popular streaming services, provides 24/7 access to local news, weather and an array of local and regional programming. Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry’s leading companies and has received numerous awards for its distinguished journalism, industry innovation and community service. Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst.

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