UNC Asheville’s 2017 weather calendar to be the last edition

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Press release from UNC Asheville:

For 31 years, UNC Asheville’s Department of Atmospheric Sciences has been a leading resource in weather information, compiling 365 days of information into an annual calendar. The 2017 edition of the Western North Carolina Weather Calendar is now on sale and is planned to be the final print edition, produced by Professor of Atmospheric Sciences Alex Huang.

After using a manual typewriter for his first weather calendars, Huang is now ready to relinquish to smartphones the role of providing weather information. “The need for a printed wall calendar has diminished significantly, and it is true that I have been contemplating the discontinuation of the calendar in the past years. But I have received continuous encouragement from many people to continue the calendar so I have done so for one last time this year,” said Huang.

This last 12-month wall calendar published by UNC Asheville’s Atmospheric Sciences Department features Asheville climatological data including monthly temperature and precipitation normals, and monthly heating and cooling degree days. The calendar is complete with daily average high and low temperatures, phases of the moon, and daily sunrise and sunset times.

While technology, climate and the weather all change, the cost of the
calendar has held steady at $8, postage included. To order this final
edition wall calendar, make checks payable to “Weather Calendar” and mail to:

Dr. Alex Huang, ATMS UNC Asheville, CPO 2450, One University Heights, Asheville, NC 28804.


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