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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 3, 2011

Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Cultural Resources
(603) 271-3136
shelly.angers@dcr.nh.gov
Twitter: @NHCulture

Meteorologist helps break NH record

Record snowfall isn’t the only milestone passed in New Hampshire this winter. WMUR meteorologist Josh Judge’s book Extreme New England Weather holds the distinction of being the two-millionth record entered into the State Library’s online catalog of items available at New Hampshire libraries.

The New Hampshire Union Public Access Catalog (NHU-PAC) lists the holdings of the 375 public, school, academic and special libraries that make up the New Hampshire Automated Information System. NHU-PAC lists most titles that these libraries have acquired since the mid-1980s.

Anyone can go to the State Library’s website to learn which items are available from these libraries. If an item is not available from an individual’s own library, it can be delivered to them through Interlibrary Loan.

NHU-PAC information is available at www.nhu-pac.library.state.nh.us/#focus.

Extreme New England Weather chronicles the events surrounding the greatest storms to hit the region during the last one hundred years. The stories and hundreds of images cover such historic events as the Hurricane of 1938, the Blizzard of 1978, 1991’s “Perfect Storm,” the Great Ice Storm of 2008 and others. The book includes stories from meteorologists in all six New England states, including WMUR’s Mike Haddad, WMTW’s Tom Chisholm, WPTZ’s Tom Messner and former Boston meteorologists Dick Albert and Bruce Schwoegler. There is also a previously unreleased interview with the late Don Kent.

Details about the book are available at www.extremenewenglandweather.com.

“The wide range of books, magazines, compact discs, DVDs and other items available from New Hampshire’s libraries is astounding. There truly is something for everyone,” said Michael York, state librarian. “It is only fitting that a book by a New Hampshire author helps us reach this milestone of two million items.”

The New Hampshire State Library promotes excellence in libraries and library services to all New Hampshire residents, by assisting libraries and the people of New Hampshire with rapid access to library and informational resources through the development and coordination of a statewide library/information system; by meeting the informational needs of New Hampshire’s state, county and municipal governments and its libraries; and by serving as a resource for New Hampshire. For more information, visit www.nh.gov/nhsl.

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