Weather-Whether or not to Hike: Meteorologist to speak at October 18 meeting

Myrna Simms

On Wednesday, October 18, come hear Meteorologist Jeff Beamish from KVOA speak about weather and hiking at the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club monthly meeting.

Jeff Beamish is not only a meteorologist, but also a dedicated hiker. He will share information with us on interpreting weather forecasts in light of upcoming hikes and help us make decisions about when and if to hike. He will also discuss ways to interpret dangerous weather approaching.

Jeff joined KVOA in December 2007, and is very happy to be living in Tucson. Prior to coming here, he was a weekend weathercaster for WDIO-TV in Duluth, Minnesota. He is a proud alum of Saint Cloud State University which is 90 minutes northwest of the Twin Cities. When he’s not forecasting Tucson weather, Jeff is cheering his new hometown team, the University of Arizona Wildcats, or enjoying the many features nature has to offer.

Residents of SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch are invited to attend the meeting at the HOA Activity Center at 4:00 p.m. on October 18. You do not need to be a member of the hiking club to come! Following the talk, participants are encouraged to meet for happy hour at the Agave Lounge in the SaddleBrooke Clubhouse. For more information about the hiking club, please contact Myrna Symms at or  call 517-488-8644.