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John Ensworth

John Ensworth works from Longmont as the Principle Investigator for the NASA Science Mission Directorate Earth and space science education product review through the IGES (The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies – www.strategies.org). He is in his 14th year running this review. He is an astronomer (from the 2nd grade onward) and became a meteorologist (in the 5th grade) when a thunderstorm in Arizona rained on his telescope when the weather service had only forecasted a 10 percent chance of rain. He has college degrees in physics and astronomy and climatology and a graduate degree in meteorology and earth science. He lectures at the Little Thompson Observatory in Berthoud, the Estes Park Memorial Observatory in Estes Park, and for a number of online universities. He built and runs a backyard observatory near Pace and 17th in northeast Longmont where he has lived for 8 years with his wife, daughter, son, and two cats. Invitations to open house nights at this observatory, LTO, and EPMO will be posted with future discussions when they are scheduled. Forecasting severe weather and snow amounts via text lead to this column. He began texting friends about the weather right after the September 2013 flood. The readers of this column will, hopefully, keep him honest in what he "thought" he had forecasted for "the most recent" storm.

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Recent Work by John

The Front Range Forecast: Afternoon storms some severe

The Front Range Forecast: Afternoon storms some severe

Afternoon thunderstorms return, some severe. Summer heat next week.
The Front Range Forecast: Severe Weather nearby

The Front Range Forecast: Severe Weather nearby

Severe weather chances near the Front Range today, cool with rain chances in the short term.
The Front Range Forecast: Mostly quiet and warm

The Front Range Forecast: Mostly quiet and warm

Late Spring weather settles in with only a weak cold front cooling and bring moisture Monday.
Sunday Update: The Front Range Forecast: Wandering Thunder

Sunday Update: The Front Range Forecast: Wandering Thunder

Warm temperatures and afternoon storms set up.
The Front Range Forecast: Thunderstorms, Heavy Rain

The Front Range Forecast: Thunderstorms, Heavy Rain

Severe weather to our east Thursday, storms and prolonged rain for the weekend.
Saturday Update: The Front Range Forecast: Snow Totals and warming

Saturday Update: The Front Range Forecast: Snow Totals and warming

Snow totals and a warm up beings.
Sunday Update: The Front Range Forecast: Winds drop and an eclipse

Sunday Update: The Front Range Forecast: Winds drop and an eclipse

Winds drop, temperatures rise and clear skies for the eclipse.
The Front Range Forecast: A Spring Snow is on the way

The Front Range Forecast: A Spring Snow is on the way

A warm weekend becomes rain, thunderstorms and some snow at lower elevations.
Fri Update: The Front Range Forecast: Snow totals, warm up

Fri Update: The Front Range Forecast: Snow totals, warm up

The warm up begins.
Sat Update: The Front Range Forecast: Warm now, wet/snow Wed/Thur

Sat Update: The Front Range Forecast: Warm now, wet/snow Wed/Thur

Warm weather again, a mid-week storm on tap.
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