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WTHI News 10 Meteorologist David Wire discusses weather events with children during the Summer Reading Series at the Brazil Public Library Wednesday. Jason Moon Photo. [Order this photo]
* TV meteorologist discusses weather with kids at library's summer reading program

It was raining cats, dogs and meatballs at the Brazil Public Library Wednesday.

In the second installment of the library's Summer Reading Series, WTHI News 10 Meteorologist David Wire paid a visit to discuss weather with the children.

"I kind of let the kids dictate what I cover," Wire told The Brazil Times. "But this is a little bit of a unique event."

Wire said typically, he visits with students during the school year as they discuss weather-related issues.

But Wednesday, he took time to meet with children and talk about the weather in addition to reading two books, "Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs," and "Storm Is Coming."

Wire explained the normal direction of weather and how it is related to reading a book, telling them if they look at a book, they are reading left to right. With the weather, if you look at a map, he said, it goes from left to right.

"I just look at what the weather is doing out west and tell you what's going to happen tomorrow," Wire said.

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Seven-year-old Landon Croy, son of Kandace Johnson, Brazil, listens to WTHI News 10 Meteorologist David Wire during the Summer Reading Series at the Brazil Public Library Wednesday. Jason Moon Photo.
He also discussed his favorite weather subject with the children: Lightning.

During an exercise, Wire asked the children to put their hands together. From there, he asked them to slightly pull them apart, explaining to the children that lightning can "separate air."

He then told them lightning just struck and asked the children to clap their hands, creating thunder, which explained what happens after lightning strikes, forcing air to close back.

Wire's visit was the second in the Summer Reading Series, which takes place during Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m., until July 21.



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