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1 month ago

Reading Weather Maps - Explained

If weather forecasters could only look at one map, the 500 millibar height map would be it.
1 month ago

Temperature Inversion - Explained

Temperature inversions are observed when the air temperature increases with height.
1 month ago

Lake Effect Snow - Explained

Lake effect snow occurs when cold air moves across relatively warm, unfrozen waters.
2 months ago

Atmospheric River (AR) - Explained

Atmospheric Rivers (ARs) can deliver significant amounts of precipitation to the West Coast, and feet of snow as well.
2 months ago

Lenticular Clouds - Explained

If you live near or spend any in the mountains, you have likely seen a spectacular smooth lens-shaped cloud called a lenticular.
2 months ago

Snowflakes - Explained

What controls the type of powder that we ski?
2 months ago

SNOTEL - Explained

Most weather stations in the United States are located at airports and in populated areas, most skiers and snowboarders enjoy powder in the …
2 months ago

Infrared Satellite - Explained

There are many tools you can use to track snow including several types of satellite images.
3 months ago

How Far in Advance Can We Predict a Storm?

One of the questions we get asked the most is, "how much snow will we see during my trip on "x" date?".
4 months ago

Water Vapor Satellite - Explained

How Water Vapor Satellite Images Work: Most of the satellite weather images that we see are created by satellites that sit about 22,500 mile…
4 months ago

Elevation & Temperature - Explained

How does elevation affect temperature?
4 months ago

Radar - Explained

Radar History The reason we are able to use radar to search for snow is due to a discovery during World War II.