Greg Fishel

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GregFishel“There is one page turner from the past that always pops up in my mind. The title is Forecast for Overlord, by J.M. Stagg.  It is the story of a young meteorologist named Stagg in charge of giving General Eisenhower the “go” or “no go” for the D-Day invasion. I believe the account of events in the book mentions that General Rommel returned to Germany to celebrate his wife’s birthday because he didn’t think there was a chance in you know what that the weather would permit an invasion. But Stagg thought he saw a hole, and Eisenhower trusted him. The rest is history.”

Greg Fishel, Chief Meteorologist, WRAL-TV