Blizzard of '66 book and Bob Sykes biography are now available!

I am pleased to announce the release of my two latest books: Voices in the Storm: Stories From The Blizzard of '66, and In Pursuit of Clouds: The Journey of Oswego's Weatherman Bob Sykes. The books are companion volumes, with Voices in the Storm covering the over 200 interviews I conducted with Central New York residents who remember the half-century-old storm, and the Bob Sykes biography highlighting the SUNY Oswego meteorology professor's many contributions to the study and advancement of the understanding of lake-effect snow. Anyone living in Oswego County during the '66 blizzard will remember that Sykes also played a key role during that weather event, talking us through the 4 1/2 day storm on a local radio station.

  Downtown Oswego survives The Blizzard of '66

Downtown Oswego survives The Blizzard of '66

The books will be presented on Thursday, October 15th at 7 p.m. at the river's end bookstore, 19 W. Bridge Street, Oswego. I'll be sharing some stories from both books, talking about the fascinating process of interviewing local residents as well as some of today's top meteorologists who studied under Sykes, and explaining how I relied on my own memories of the blizzard and of hearing Sykes on the radio to shape the books. Please join me at the river's end for this fun and nostalgic evening! If you are unable to attend but would like to purchase a book, please refer to the "Books" link at the top of this webpage.