Frequently Asked Questions
How do we make our forecasts?
We have three data sources for our snow predictions. The best source is a local OpenSnow.com forecaster who creates the snow forecasts by hand. If a local forecaster is making the predictions, then a small icon of a person will appear next to the forecast on each state page. If we don't have a local forecaster covering the area, the next best source is the National Weather Service. They make snow forecasts out to three or four days, and have over 100 offices around the country. Beyond four days, we use the American GFS weather model to provide forecasts from four days out to 10 days. Please share your thoughts or questions: email@example.com.
What’s this thing about your dads voting your site #1?
It started in January 2011 when Joel’s dad was handing out Colorado Powder Forecast business cards like it was his job. So Joel gave him a shout out on the site – “Voted #1 forecast website by my dad”. Somehow, this tagline caught on. And after much persuasion and campaigning, Joel and Andrew’s dads threw their vote to opensnow.com.