State College, PA – Skiers and snowboarders frustrated by last winter’s record-setting warm and dry conditions in the Northeast and Midwest will likely rejoice, after hearing Accuweather’s forecast for the winter ahead. Meanwhile, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has downgraded the strength of the La Niña event predicted for this winter. In an outlook … Continue reading Accuweather Predicts Cold, Snowy Winter in the Northeast
Boulder, CO – Forecasts are starting to come out for the ski season ahead, and while some of our readers will be rejoicing with powder-filled dreams, others will likely be left crying in their après-ski beers. Our friends at OpenSnow.com have released their forecast for the ski season ahead. OpenSnow founding meteorologist Joel Gratz and his team … Continue reading Ski Season Forecast: Snowy in the Northeast, Mixed Bag in the West
Salt Lake City, UT – While we are all dreaming of snow to start to our 2015-16 ski season, now is a perfect time to read Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth: Weather, Climate Change, and Finding Deep Powder in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains and around the World ($21.95 ISBN/ASIN 0874219507) by Dr. Jim Steenburgh, professor of atmospheric science … Continue reading Secrets of the Greatest Snow On Earth
Atlanta, GA – Are you ready for Winter Storm Athena? The Weather Channel, a television network to which skiers and riders are often tuned during the winter season, has announced a plan to name winter storms throughout the 2012-13 season similar to a practice employed by the National Hurricane Center for tropical systems. Mimicking a … Continue reading The Weather Channel to Name Winter Storms
Salt Lake City, UT – Skeptics liken long-term weather forecasting to spinning a roulette wheel. But while it’s a long way off, meteorologists are taking note of the persisting effects of the La Niña phenomenon that was credited with a memorable winter across most regions of the U.S. in 2010-11. Last winter set attendance records … Continue reading Is Another Record-Breaking Winter On Tap in the U.S.?
Editor’s Note: This is a weekly column written by Meteorologist Joel Gratz that will take you “behind the scenes” of the typical weather forecast. Joel is the founder of ColoradoPowderForecast.com, where you can sign up for his email alerts. Boulder, CO – Thank you for reading this column over the season. It’s been fun to … Continue reading Big Snow, Unreported
Editor’s Note: This is a weekly column written by Meteorologist Joel Gratz that will take you “behind the scenes” of the typical weather forecast. Joel is the founder of ColoradoPowderForecast.com, where you can sign up for his email alerts. by Joel Gratz Boulder, CO – Computer model weather forecasts are often wrong. They give a … Continue reading Weather Forecast Bias