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Shepherd to be part of White House discussion of 'Polar Vortex'

Professor of geography and president of the American Meteorological Society J. Marshall Shepherd will join weather and climate experts in a White House discussion on the 'Polar Vortex' at 2 pm ET on Friday, Jan. 10:

"We the Geeks: ‘Polar Vortex' and Extreme Weather" will be a conversation with leading meteorologists, climate scientists and weather experts about why temperatures dipped to such frigid lows this week, how weather experts turn raw data into useful forecasts and what we know about extreme weather events in the context of a changing climate.

Watch and participate live by going to  — or the WH G+ page

Image: Ice builds up along Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach, Jan. 6, 2014, in Chicago. Via ABC News, Scott Olson/Getty Images

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