Dr. Marshall Shepherd

Shepherd addresses Asheville’s American Meteorolog­ical Society

“Kids — that’s what motivates my thinking on climate,” said Dr. Marshall Shepherd, director of the Atmospheric Sciences Program at the University of Georgia. He spoke to an earnest crowd of more than 80 people on Feb. 23 in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith University Union. Shepherd focused on the importance of establishing an open line of clear communication between […]

Dr. Marshall Shepherd

Zombies in the forecast? Former NASA scientist Marshall Shepherd at UNCA Feb. 23

What do zombies, sports and cola have to do with the weather? On Monday, Feb. 23, Dr. Marshall Shepherd — the director for the program in atmospheric sciences at the University of Georgia — intends to tackle that question in a presentation titled “Zombies, Sports, and Cola: What does it mean for Communicating Weather and Climate?”  The […]

Ice, then fire. Be prepared for the clash of the Titans (and a High Wind Warning)


Last week’s ice-and-sleet storm left a mess in several counties across Western North Carolina. The complex temperature structure in the atmosphere resulted in a thick coating of ice in some areas, but produced just rain in others. Now, after several days of spring-like temperatures, spring-like thunderstorms will impact the region on Wednesday, Jan. 30. A High Wind Warning has been issued by the NWS.