LONG BEACH, Wash. - Oregon meteorologist George Miller will sign copies of his latest book "Pacific Northwest Weather" from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at Sandpiper Books, 110 and 112 S. Pacific Highway in Long Beach, Wash.

The book offers an in-depth look at the peculiarities specific to Pacific Northwest weather along with how weather patterns occur on a global scale. It is written and designed for the layperson as well, but could double as a basic text in meteorology. Miller includes references to infamous storms, such as the Columbus Day storm. The book has hundreds of photos, color illustrations and charts to help the reader along.

Miller has worked with the National Weather Service for more than 35 years. Though he's now retired, he teaches an online class in meteorology through Marylhurst University and a climatology class at Portland State University.

Miller has also authored several articles and papers about Pacific Northwest weather events for meteorological journals and has had articles published in Oregon Coast magazine and The Oregonian.

Currently, he's working on a project comparing the weather that Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery experienced with weather events of today. He volunteers at the Oregon Historical Society, which is where he spends some of his time doing research into Pacific Northwest historical weather events.

Miller lives in Gresham with his wife where he continues to take daily precipitation and high and low temperature observations.

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