Westport Teen Creates Phone App To Predict School Snow Closures

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Scott Pecoriello
Scott Pecoriello Photo Credit: WildAboutWeather.com

WESTPORT, Conn. – A Staples High School junior has developed an app for smartphones that predicts when schools in Fairfield County will close due to bad weather, according to a Westport News article.

Scott Pecoriello, 17, said the app, “Know Snow,” is 84 percent accurate at predicting school cancellations.

The app is available for free in Apple’s App Store. The story said about 300 Apps have been downloaded, and his Facebook page gets about 100,000 hits a week. The Facebook page has nearly 9,000 likes. Pecoriello also has a website.

Pecoriello has been studying weather for six years. He is a student of Michele Morse in a science research class at Staples and is working on a project to compare three weather prediction models to determine which is the most accurate, the story said.

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