Meteorologist Joe Martucci, Wayne Roop and Valerie Meola

From left to right - Meteorologist Joe Martucci, Wayne Roop, of Lower Township and Valerie Meola, Meteorologist, National Weather Service, Mount Holly. Roop was presented with the John Campanius Holm award for his achievements in weather observation. Roop has been observing at his home since 1975. Only 25 of these awards are presented each year to the thousands of Cooperative Observer Program sites in the country. 

EVENING WEATHER: A summery, stormy evening will go on in South Jersey. To talk about it, Meteorologist Joe Martucci is joined by Wayne Roop at his house in Lower Township. Wayne won an award by the National Weather Service for his weather observations. Valeria Meola, with the NWS, was on hand for the award, and forecast, as well.


This is my first newspaper but not my first forecast for NJ. I graduated with a B.S. in Meteorology from Rutgers. Two TV internships gave me a taste for the newsroom. Then, after nearly 4 years in private NJ weather, I'm forecasting South Jersey for you.

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