Thomas Schmidlin

Hurricanes Used as Teaching Tool by Professor

Sep 7, 2017
forecast map for Hurricane Irma

A Kent State University geography professor is using real-time images of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma to teach his meteorology students.

Tom Schmidlin says that allows his students to study the physical geography of the storm and social geography of its impacts. One of the impacts, Schmidlin says, is surviving.

photo of Harvey map

Meteorologists are expecting Ohio won’t see much of an impact this weekend as the remnants of tropical storm Harvey makes its way north. Thomas Schmidlin from Kent State University says the rain is moving through the Tennessee Valley, which could bring some rain to Southern Ohio on Saturday.