Climate: NASA unraveling secrets of snow

Research aims to discover what’s going on inside storm clouds

Snow! PHOTO BY BOB BERWYN.

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — Has your heart ever gone pitter-patter when you tune into the forecast and the weatherman says 6 to 12 inches are headed your way, only to have that anticipation turn to disappointment when the system fizzles?

And vice-versa, it seems like almost every year a big dump emerges out of nowhere, after forecasters call for hum-drum weather.

As it stands now, weather forecasting is still an inexact science — something that’s humbling for forecasters every day, as Colorado Avalanche Information Center director Ethan Greene recently said. Continue reading

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