As much as you may disagree, sometimes the meteorologist is right when it comes to the weather forecast. We aren’t just making it up as we go. This session will hopefully help you understand how weather forecasts are made, and even give you the tools to make your own forecast.
We will go over Weather 101, a bit of the science and physics behind what drives the weather. Talk about low pressure, and jet streams, and moisture getting high. Then we will dive deep into the tools meteorologist use to make a good forecast. The models and radar and other fancy computer outputs that make a meteorologists life easier.
Hopefully by the end of the talk, you’ll have a better appreciation for what it takes to forecast the weather. And even what a 40% chance of rain really means!
Hello! I'm Andrew Murray, a human living in Minneapolis, Minneapolis by way of Denver, Colorado and Salt Lake City, Utah. I am the technical founder and meteorologist at OpenSnow, a company that provides snow forecasts for ski areas around the world. Not being busy enough, I also am vice-chair of the City of Minneapolis Citizens Environmental Advisory Commission and sit on the Board for Private Sector Meteorologists of the American Meteorological Society. Unofficially, I love covering rocket launches on social media for NASA. Usually you can find me traveling, eating ice cream, cuddling with penguins, snapping some photographs, and frolicking outdoors.