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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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Email
johnensworth@gmail.com

Recent Work by John

Tue Update: The Front Range Forecast: Snow totals, warming and dry

Tue Update: The Front Range Forecast: Snow totals, warming and dry

Slow warm up and dry on the Plains.
The Front Range Forecast: Mild and dry for a while...

The Front Range Forecast: Mild and dry for a while...

Pretty mild and pretty dry for the week.
Fri Update: The Front Range Forecast: Snow totals, warmer

Fri Update: The Front Range Forecast: Snow totals, warmer

Warmer each day and mostly dry.
Tuesday Update: The Front Range Forecast: Snow on the horizon

Tuesday Update: The Front Range Forecast: Snow on the horizon

After our first low-land snow for many, mild weather holds until Thursday.
Thur Update: The Front Range Forecast: Rain/snow in the AM only

Thur Update: The Front Range Forecast: Rain/snow in the AM only

A fast moving system brings rain/snow Thursday morning. Cool dry weather returns.
Sat Update: The Front Range Forecast: Quiet Fall Weather- Still

Sat Update: The Front Range Forecast: Quiet Fall Weather- Still

Very calm and seasonable Fall weather. No excitement for a while.
The Front Range Forecast: Cool with showers

The Front Range Forecast: Cool with showers

The weather turns to Fall with almost daily showers and seasonably cool temperatures.
Sun Update: The Front Range Forecast:  Warm and dry at the start

Sun Update: The Front Range Forecast: Warm and dry at the start

A warm dry week cooled by weak fronts that bring showers at the end.
The Front Range Forecast: Dry and warm weather returns

The Front Range Forecast: Dry and warm weather returns

Warmth returns with very small rain chances mid-week.
Saturday Update: The Front Range Forecast: Record heat and dry

Saturday Update: The Front Range Forecast: Record heat and dry

Record heat and dry conditions.