Renowned Meteorologist to Speak at HATT Annual Dinner


The Pocono mountains and significant weather passing through the region share a mutual impact on our lives. Weather directly from the West, from the Gulf Stream and even the effect of the Great Lakes, has converged here to produce major weather events.

Veteran NBC4 meteorologist Benjamin D.  Gelber will present “A History of Severe Storms in the Poconos” to the Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township (HATT) at its 7th Annual Dinner on Wednesday, October 11. He will describe major weather events and risk factors, based on history, with suggestions of trends and subtle climate changing influences.

Mr. Gelber is an on-air meteorologist for NBC4-TV in Columbus, Ohio.  He has authored three books and numerous articles about Pocono weather. He is a contributor to the National Weather Service and teaches at Ohio State University. Originally from Stroudsburg, he still has roots in our area and contributes his Pocono weather expertise as a guest columnist. Mr. Gelber has also been doing forecasting for the Agricultural Broadcast Network (ABN), radio and for businesses. He does research and analysis for law enforcement agencies, forensic studies and serves as an expert witness. Ben Gelber is a Penn State graduate, and did his Master’s work in meteorology at Northern Illinois University.

HATT’s annual dinner is held at the Lake Naomi Club in Pocono Pines, starting with a cash bar at 6 PM. The dinner is $35 per person. Registration forms are available at or can be obtained by emailing HATT at or calling 570-580-5353.

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