2010 Mountain Weather Workshop - Colorado Avalanche Information Center

The Colorado Avalance Information Center (CAIC), the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE), and the Colorado Mountain College - Leadville are sponsoring a three day workshop on Mountain Meteorology.  The workshop will be held in Leadville, Nov 10-12, 2010.  Morning sessions will provide a basic understanding of meteorological principles applied to weather in mountainous areas. Afternoon sessions will focus on using publically available weather information to create a local forecast.  Participants will interact with experienced weather forecasters and work in small groups to generate and present their own forecasts.  The workshop is designed for avalanche practitioners and avid recreationalists.  Anyone interested in mountain weather phenomena is welcome and no previous meteorological education is required.  Dr. John Snook, Mountain Weather and Avalanche Forecaster, CAIC-Boulder is the lead instructor for the workshop.  Other instructors include National Weather Service forecasters.  You can register online at the Colorado Geogolical Survey Fall of 2010 Mountain Weather Workshop Page