HAGERSTOWN -- "Weather affects everyone, everyone talks about the weather, so why not have an exhibit?" B. Marie Byers said Tuesday at the opening ceremony for Discovery Station at Hagerstown Inc.'s new weather station.
Hagerstown Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II, City Council members and supporters of Discovery Station were on hand for the opening of the Lou Scally Weather Station.
Byers, president of the board of directors for Discovery Station, said the idea for a weather station came up in a conversation with Scally, a local TV weatherman and radio personality.
"Lou came up to me and said the Discovery Station should have a weather station," Byers said.
Byers said grant money funded the project, which took two years to get going.
The weather station gives information on time zones, and the high and low temperatures for the day. It also includes earth displays and historic weather instruments dating to 1940.