This 2-Day course begins with some basic meteorology and an understanding of how the atmosphere works. How the weather interacts with mountainous terrain. Students will learn how to read and interpret all the weather maps & forecast products necessary to make their own forecast, prior to launching into the field. Students will then learn how to assess and track changes in the weather, once out in the field. Guidelines for thunderstorm forecasting and lightning safety will be covered, along with forecasting tips for each student’s primary geographic location.
This two-day mountain weather seminar is being taught by Jim Woodmancy from Jackson Hole, WY. Jim Woodmencey has a B.S. degree in Meteorology and is the owner and chief meteorologist at mountainweather.com in Jackson, WY. Jim has also worked as a mountain guide in the Cascades & Alaska, as an avalanche-weather forecaster for the State of Alaska, as well as, a forecaster and lead guide for High Mountain Heli-Skiing in Jackson. Jim has been forecasting weather for the Teton Mountains since 1991 and has also forecasted for expeditions, and S.A.R. missions, throughout the Western U.S., Alaska, Karakoram & Himalaya. Jim is the author of two books, Reading Weather and Weather in the Southwest.
This is a classroom based course, and times are 8:00 AM to 5:00PM for both Wednesday and Thursday, October 7-8, 2020.