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How Do You Use Weather Models to Find Snow?

8th August 2016 | Joel Gratz

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There are almost too many weather models to keep track of. One model that is freely available and covers the world is the American GFS. Here it is showing the temperature and wind speeds at 10,000 feet, which is helpful when forecasting snow in the higher elevations of the western US. (courtesy Twisterdata.com)

There are almost too many weather models to keep track of. One model that is freely available and covers the world is the American GFS. Here it is showing the temperature and wind speeds at 10,000 feet, which is helpful when forecasting snow in the higher elevations of the western US. (courtesy Twisterdata.com)

There are almost too many weather models to keep track of. One model that is freely available and covers the world is the American GFS. Here it is showing the temperature and wind speeds at 10,000 feet, which is helpful when forecasting snow in the higher elevations of the western US. (courtesy Twisterdata.com)
In February a storm dropped more than 20" of premium, Grade A Vermont powder in many areas of the Northeast, including Mad River Glen, featured here. - © Ember Photography

In February a storm dropped more than 20" of premium, Grade A Vermont powder in many areas of the Northeast, including Mad River Glen, featured here.
Copyright: Ember Photography

In February a storm dropped more than 20" of premium, Grade A Vermont powder in many areas of the Northeast, including Mad River Glen, featured here. - © Ember Photography

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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation