What does a day in the life of a meteorologist look like? For CBS 62’s Jim Madaus — it’s busy. Madaus spoke to a group of students for Earth Day at Randolph Elementary in Livonia Monday morning. The children learned about tornadoes, severe weather safety rules, and the green screen technology called chromakey that is used during weather broadcasts.

Then, Madaus went international during the afternoon.  A science class in the Dominican Republic, 1,800 miles away, requested some time via Face Time and Skype.  Jim spent over a half hour talking about the weather here in Michigan, and the different kinds of weather we get here as compared to there.

The sixth graders from the American School of Santo Domingo had lots of great questions, but the first thing they wanted to know was “What is winter like?”  The Caribbean island nation’s average temperature is in the mid 80s all year long.


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