When To Call In Sick For A Powder Day? (December 10, 2009)

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Published on October 14, 2012

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Presented by Joel Gratz in Boulder, Colorado at "Ignite Boulder #7" on December 10, 2009.

When should I call in sick for a Powder Day? www . Colorado Powder Forecast . com Joel Gratz | @gratzo Photo: Caleb Wray Skier: Joel Gratz

Q: When should I call in sick for a Powder Day? A: Any day you can! http://arturovasquez.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/cubicle.jpg

Q: Why should you trust me?A: I’m a stylish meteorologist who is addicted to snow.

Q: Why should you be wary of other meteorologists?A: They get unreasonably excited about

When to plan your “sick day” Beginning of ??? season One week ahead ??? Two-three days ??? One day ??? ! POWDER DAY !

Long Range Planning Yes NoPregnancy Seasonal weather forecasting Marriage 300 inches of average annual snowfall doesn’t(theoretically) make your powder day

The winter forecast 2007-2008“...predicting below-average snow for Vail. He’s not buying a season pass. [He] even passed on the four pack.” - Klaus Wolter, climatologist for NOAA November 13, 2007 http://www.vaildaily.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071113/NEWS/71112030&template=printart

Three weeks later at Vail... December 8, 2007 Photo: Joel Gratz Skier: Megan Gilman

The winter forecast 2009-2010“Despite a cool and somewhat snowy startto December, I dont hold out much hope for snow in the next two months, especially at the  highest elevations.” - Klaus Wolter, climatologist for NOAA December 2, 2009 http://blogs.westword.com/ontheedge/2009/12/local_weather_guru_not_much_ho.php#more

Six days later at Crested Butte...

When to plan your “sick day” Beginning of Nope season One week ahead ??? Two-three days ??? One day ??? ! POWDER DAY ! http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/how-to-draw-cartoons-2.jpg

One WeekI was about 50% “correct” at one-week forecasts. 2008-2009, www.coloradopowderforecast.com/keep-me-honest/

When to plan your “sick day” Beginning of Nope season One week ahead Clear meetings Two-three days ??? One day ??? ! POWDER DAY ! http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/how-to-draw-cartoons-2.jpg http://mac.pfung.net/images/blog/happy-ical-day.png

All about OrographicsUpslope is good: Downslope is bad:Air cools, condenses, Air warms, dries, andand clouds are born. clouds are killed. http://www.rap.ucar.edu/weather/model/

“Good” wind directions East RMNP North Steamboat Northwest Summit Co. West Aspen Vail Southwest Telluride Wolf Creek

When to plan your “sick day” Beginning of Nope season One week ahead Clear meetings Two-three days Start coughing One day ??? ! POWDER DAY ! http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/how-to-draw-cartoons-2.jpg http://mac.pfung.net/images/blog/happy-ical-day.png http://www.sunilbhanot.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/pic_mr_yuck.gif

Organize weather & friends 1 2 3http://www.uswx.com/us/wx/ co/ http://www.wired.com/images/article/magazine/test2007/mp_greatestgadget_f.jpg

When to plan your “sick day” Beginning of Nope season One week ahead Clear meetings Two-three days Start coughing One day Take Emergen-C ! POWDER DAY ! http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/how-to-draw-cartoons-2.jpg http://mac.pfung.net/images/blog/happy-ical-day.png http://www.sunilbhanot.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/pic_mr_yuck.gif http://www.bevnet.com/images/reviews/emergen_c/Images/20083261216110.emclogo.jpg

Photo: Joel GratzSkiers: Devon Scott Chuck Pratt Andy Dionne Megan Gilman

Look at the wind direction Take off any day you can I’m happy towww . Colorado Powder Forecast . com Joel Gratz | @gratzo Photo: Joel Gratz

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