By Christopher Gilberti | November 15, 2021
Hello readers! My name is Christopher Gilberti, and I am a sophomore Atmospheric Science major at the University at Albany. I am very excited to begin writing for the Albany Student Press on all things weather-related with my new column, “Chris’ Weather Corner.” I am originally from Westchester County, NY, but have been living on campus during the academic year since the Fall of 2020. While there are some similarities in forecasting weather between Albany and my downstate home, I have spent my time on campus becoming more familiar with the ins and outs of forecasting for upstate New York and the Capital Region.
I have always had a passion for weather, specifically snowstorms, although I love a good thunderstorm or tropical storm as well. In the last few years, I have gained knowledge in interpreting computer model simulations to make accurate forecasts and even make snow day predictions for my high school. With the knowledge I have gained through my research and formal education at UAlbany, I hope to provide accurate and timely information to keep everyone safe and well informed on weather events in Albany and the surrounding areas. In my opinion, one of the biggest problems with current forecasting is their relationship with the public, so my goal will be to provide information that is both accurate and useful in a way that everyone can understand how it affects them and their day-to-day activities. I am very excited and thankful to be given this opportunity and cannot wait to see where it goes!