The Science Behind Mountain Meteorology
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6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Walking Mountains Science Center, 318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon CO 81620
Residents and visitors to Colorado love participating in their favorite activities year-round. Skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling occupy our snowy months, while hiking, mountain biking, climbing, mountaineering and more can be fun most of the year in Colorado’s high country.
In this interactive event, join Dr. Jon Kedrowski as he discusses the details of our complicated mountain weather but gives the audience tips and a clinic on how to not only plan and prepare a trip into the backcountry but to interpret, diagnose, and better understand Colorado’s challenging weather in all four seasons of the year. Several case studies from his projects and books on the Colorado Fourteeners and Thirteeners (both from skiing and hiking) will also be used to discuss valuable lessons in weather that could help make important decisions in the field. Snowpack and avalanche safety will also be discussed as they relate to the weather conditions as well.