Event Title

OpenSnow: Daily New England Ski Weather Reports by Plymouth State University Meteorology Students

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Jason Cordeira

Location

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

Presentation Type

Event

Start Date

4-28-2017 3:00 PM

End Date

4-28-2017 4:00 PM

Abstract

A hotspot for skiing, New England bodes some of the best skiing locations on the East Coast. Residents from across the country, as well as Canada, come to the mountains of eastern New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts to take advantage of these prime skiing conditions. OpenSnow, a ski-centric weather blog, publishes daily weather forecasts for ski resorts in New England. A team of meteorology students from Plymouth State University write and publish these reports Monday through Saturday during the ski season, which extends from November through April. While the blog’s focus is relaying the conditions on our nearby mountains for avid skiers, this opportunity allows students to practice the skills and knowledge acquired in their major courses such as Synoptic and Mesoscale Meteorology, among others. Being involved in OpenSnow is a constructive and enjoyable asset to Plymouth State’s Atmospheric Science program, therefore students are strongly encouraged to participate, especially if they see a future in forecasting. The program is perfect for undergraduate, and even graduate students to hone their forecasting skills.

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OpenSnow: Daily New England Ski Weather Reports by Plymouth State University Meteorology Students

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

A hotspot for skiing, New England bodes some of the best skiing locations on the East Coast. Residents from across the country, as well as Canada, come to the mountains of eastern New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts to take advantage of these prime skiing conditions. OpenSnow, a ski-centric weather blog, publishes daily weather forecasts for ski resorts in New England. A team of meteorology students from Plymouth State University write and publish these reports Monday through Saturday during the ski season, which extends from November through April. While the blog’s focus is relaying the conditions on our nearby mountains for avid skiers, this opportunity allows students to practice the skills and knowledge acquired in their major courses such as Synoptic and Mesoscale Meteorology, among others. Being involved in OpenSnow is a constructive and enjoyable asset to Plymouth State’s Atmospheric Science program, therefore students are strongly encouraged to participate, especially if they see a future in forecasting. The program is perfect for undergraduate, and even graduate students to hone their forecasting skills.