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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: Light snow, bitter cold

The Front Range Forecast: Light snow, bitter cold

In Brief: asdf Forecast Discussion: asdf Figure 1: the 10 day graphical forecast for Denver from weatherunderground.com Figure 2: the NWS surface forecast map for Sunday.
The Front Range Forecast: Cold, not much snow

The Front Range Forecast: Cold, not much snow

In Brief: A potentially big storm seems to have vanished for Monday, colder than normal for a while. Forecast Discussion: asf Figure 1: the 10 day graphical forecast for Denver from weatherunderground.
Wed Update: The Front Range Forecast: Snow totals part one

Wed Update: The Front Range Forecast: Snow totals part one

Warm weather lasts through Tuesday, then winter returns with big snows possible.
Tue Update: The Front Range Forecast: Small snow chances, warm

Tue Update: The Front Range Forecast: Small snow chances, warm

Mild and seasonable weather this week, a chance of a rain/snow mix on Wednesday is the only weather event.
Thur Update: The Front Range Forecast: A quiet week ahead

Thur Update: The Front Range Forecast: A quiet week ahead

Quiet weather for the week to come.
Thur Update: The Front Range Forecast: Totals, a New Years storm

Thur Update: The Front Range Forecast: Totals, a New Years storm

Snow totals and a look at our New Years Day storm.
Fri Update: The Front Range Forecast: Warm up begins

Fri Update: The Front Range Forecast: Warm up begins

A quick warm up begins.
Sunday Update: The Front Range Forecast: Extreme cold + snow

Sunday Update: The Front Range Forecast: Extreme cold + snow

Chilly weather turning cold Wednesday, small chance of a White Christmas.
Wednesday Update:The Front Range Forecast: Chilly and dry

Wednesday Update:The Front Range Forecast: Chilly and dry

Chilly for a while, dry until about Dec 22nd.
The Front Range Forecast: Mild and quiet, big mountain snows

The Front Range Forecast: Mild and quiet, big mountain snows

Quiet mild weather, some wind a times, big mountain snows.