By Sam Collentine, Meteorologist Posted 4 months ago July 10, 2023

Smoke Forecasting & Best Practices for Adventuring Outdoors - BLISTER Podcast

Before you head into the mountains or hit the trails, smoke, wildfire, and lightning exposure are factors that need to be well understood and assessed. OpenSnow Founder & Meteorologist Joel Gratz jumped on the latest episode of the BLISTER Podcast to discuss the science of smoke forecasting and wildfire tracking, to share some of the most common weather-related mistakes, and much more.


  • Storm Chasing (2:13)
  • Smoke Forecasting (9:32)
  • What to do with this Info? (17:32)
  • Wildfires & Tracking Them (20:49)
  • Technology used for Tracking (25:58)
  • Lightning (38:29)
  • Best Practices for Planning a Day Outside (47:08)
  • Most Common & Most Consequential Mistakes People Make (52:24)
  • Using OpenSnow (1:03:07)

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About The Author

Sam Collentine


Sam Collentine is the Chief Operating Officer of OpenSnow and lives in Basalt, Colorado. Before joining OpenSnow, he studied Atmospheric Science at the University of Colorado, spent time at Channel 7 News in Denver, and at the National Weather Service in Boulder.

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