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Predicting Powder and the Science of Snow in New Mexico

Tue, 2022-03-22

The March 22, 2022 Mountaineers meeting will feature a talk by Julien Ross, New Mexico Forecaster, Join us for a fun and entertaining program full of snow and winter weather forecasting science! Julien will provide a live forecast of any upcoming storms, walk through the techniques we can use to forecast snow and find the best powder in New Mexico, and how certain weather patterns and wind directions bring more (or less) snow to the Jemez, Sangre de Cristos, and other New Mexico winter playgrounds. We'll also check in on the latest "double-dip" La Niña, its impacts on the last two winters for New Mexico, and the outlook going forward. Plus, Julien will (try to) answer all of your weather-related questions and also give you tips to use the redesigned version of OpenSnow’s and OpenSummit's website and mobile apps.

Mountaineers’ meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month. When held in person, they take place in the planetarium of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 2600 Canyon Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544. Recent meetings have been held electronically starting at 7:00 PM; the Mountaineers are considered when and how to return to in-person meetings. Registration details for the virtual talk can be found at

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