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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: Snow totals, rain this week, then heat

The Front Range Forecast: Snow totals, rain this week, then heat

The week starts cool and wet then the heat returns.
Thurs Update: The Front Range Forecast: Heat/Winter Storm Watch

Thurs Update: The Front Range Forecast: Heat/Winter Storm Watch

Temperatures may top 90F before a lot of rain arrives Friday followed by snow.
The Front Range Forecast: Dry with above normal temperatures

The Front Range Forecast: Dry with above normal temperatures

In Brief: Dry and very warm weather this week. The Forecast Discussion: asfd Figure 1: the 10 day graphical forecast for Denver from weatherunderground.com Figure 2: the 500mb upper air map for midnight Wed/Thur from the GFS and tropicaltidbits.
Thursday Update: The Front Range Forecast:  Rain totals, a return to warm and dry conditions

Thursday Update: The Front Range Forecast: Rain totals, a return to warm and dry conditions

Warm weather returns, rain takes a break again (except for maybe Sunday).
Friday Update: The Front Range Forecast: A change = Rain??

Friday Update: The Front Range Forecast: A change = Rain??

A sudden change in the midterm and long term forecast seem to promise rain!
The Front Range Forecast: Warm and windy, showers Friday

The Front Range Forecast: Warm and windy, showers Friday

Very warm weather, fire danger, showers at weeks end.
Wednesday Update: The Front Range Forecast: Dry and warming with windy (fire danger?) days

Wednesday Update: The Front Range Forecast: Dry and warming with windy (fire danger?) days

Steady warming with afternoon winds + fire danger.
Thursday Update: The Front Range Forecast: Fire Weather Warning one more day

Thursday Update: The Front Range Forecast: Fire Weather Warning one more day

Mild weather with above normal temperatures. High winds increase fire danger.
The Front Range Forecast:  "Hot" now, rain showers later

The Front Range Forecast: "Hot" now, rain showers later

Near record warmth gets chased away by a couple of cool fronts that bring spring showers.
Saturday Update: The Front Range Forecast: A warm windy front with midweek showers

Saturday Update: The Front Range Forecast: A warm windy front with midweek showers

A dry front brings dry conditions and fire danger. Showers return Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
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