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SoCal’s go-to weather guy Bill Patzert retires




Bill Patzert, climatologist for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, explains El Niño and its impacts at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach on November 13, 2014.
Bill Patzert, climatologist for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, explains El Niño and its impacts at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach on November 13, 2014.
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For a place whose constant is mostly the perennial sun, we Angelenos sure love to talk about the weather – and the go-to guy on that topic in the Southland has always been Bill Patzert.

You’ve heard him many times on AirTalk talking about climatology. After decades in the field, most recently at the Earth Science division at JPL, Patzert is retiring.

Larry speaks to Patzert for this lookback at his work in oceans and climate study.

Guest:

Bill Patzert, former climatologist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory