Wellington Garden Club Meeting To Feature Meteorologist Sammy Hadi

Meteorologist Sammy Hadi

The Wellington Garden Club will kick off its 2022-23 club year on Monday, Sept. 12 at 9:30 a.m. at the Wellington Community Center, located 12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.

The meeting will feature a unique presentation by Sammy Hadi, a meteorologist at the NOAA National Weather Service forecast office in Miami. His goal is to help attendees learn more about the process of forecasting the weather in South Florida, understand how the forecasters do it, and describe other important skills required to be a meteorologist and weather forecaster.

Sammy Hadi has been passionate about meteorology since the age of four. He holds a bachelor’s degree in atmospheric science meteorology from Florida International University and a master’s degree in applied meteorology from Mississippi State University. He also completed a graduate certificate in disaster management and emergency services from the University of Florida and a graduate certificate in climate change and sustainability from the University of South Florida.

The community is invited to join club members for coffee and a plant raffle beginning at 9:30 a.m., followed by the presentation at 10 a.m. Visitors are asked to check in at the guest table. To reserve a spot, contact Maria Wolfe at tcacad_registrar@yahoo.com.

Wellington Garden Club, founded in 1981, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating its members and the public in the fields of gardening, horticulture, floral design, landscape design, conservation of natural resources, civic beautification and youth education. For more information, visit www.wellingtongardenclub.org.

The National Weather Service (NWS) is part of the federal government’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and is responsible for providing weather, water and climate data, forecasts, warnings and impact-based decision support services for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy. For more information, visit www.weather.gov.