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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

Tuesday Update: Longmont Weather Forecast: Snow could be a reality Friday

Tuesday Update: Longmont Weather Forecast: Snow could be a reality Friday

It finally looks like a cold front will bring *some* snow.
Tuesday Update: Longmont Weather Forecast: Mild and dry for another week...

Tuesday Update: Longmont Weather Forecast: Mild and dry for another week...

Abnormally warm weather and abnormally dry weather continues.
Thursday Update: Longmont Weather Forecast: Mild and Dry for the Next Week

Thursday Update: Longmont Weather Forecast: Mild and Dry for the Next Week

Dry mild weather continues for the next week.
Friday Update: Longmont Weather Forecast: Very warm again, then a chance of snow

Friday Update: Longmont Weather Forecast: Very warm again, then a chance of snow

Mild weather continues with tiny chances of precipitation.
Thursday Update: Longmont Weather Forecast: More seasonable and mostly dry

Thursday Update: Longmont Weather Forecast: More seasonable and mostly dry

Abnormally warm weather for a few days, then a sharp cool down to normal, but dry conditions.
Friday Update: Longmont Weather Forecast: Very comfortable, small storm mid week

Friday Update: Longmont Weather Forecast: Very comfortable, small storm mid week

Unusually warm weekend then an early week chill.
Longmont Weather Forecast:  Mild and dry for a long time

Longmont Weather Forecast: Mild and dry for a long time

A long stretch of mild dry weather is the story into November. The mountains will get snow and ra
Monday Update: Longmont Weather Forecast: Cool with showers every few days

Monday Update: Longmont Weather Forecast: Cool with showers every few days

A cold front will pass about every four days bringing mountain snows, lower level lower rain chances.
Update Monday PM: Longmont Weather Forecast:  Cool now, cold with rain (and snow?) later

Update Monday PM: Longmont Weather Forecast: Cool now, cold with rain (and snow?) later

Our first cold front brings cooler weather and small rain chances, a second on Thursday brings better rains and a dusting of snow?
Tuesday Update: Longmont Weather Forecast:  Seasonable, but dry weather - Snow??

Tuesday Update: Longmont Weather Forecast: Seasonable, but dry weather - Snow??

Seasonable cool weather with little rain for the next week. But rain/snow next Tuesday/Wednesday??
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