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So, you wanna be a weather forecaster

It's not just as simple as looking at the satellite image.

Learn how to predict powder with a mountain meteorology workshop coming up in Leadville, Colorado

By Bob Berwyn

SUMMIT COUNTY — Forecasting weather is tricky no matter where you are, and when it comes to the mountains of Colorado — in the middle of the continent and the intersection of several different storm tracks — all bets are off.

If you’re in the Sierra Nevada, you can count on big storms rolling in off the Pacific for reliable dumps, and when a N’or easter starts building off the Atlantic Coast, it’s only a matter of counting the days until it dumps in New England. But snowfall patterns in the Rockies are much more subtle, mainly influenced by the direction of moisture-laden winds rather than defined storm fronts and cyclonic storm. Continue reading

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