After 50 years in the field, Elfin Cove weather observer wins prestigious Thomas Jefferson award

It was 1971 when Mary Jo Lord-Wild stopped off in the small community of Elfin Cove to visit a friend. She had no plans of staying, let alone starting a career in volunteer weather observation. But 50 years later, as one of the few year-round residents in Elfin Cove, and  the recipient of one of the Weather Service’s most prestigious awards, Lord-Wild acknowledged her life has been a bit like the weather itself: unpredictable.  Read More