Hi, I'm Andrew!
Meteorologist. Developer. Traveler. Photographer. Penguin lover. Ice cream connoisseur.
So a bit more about me…

I'm the technical founder and meteorologist at OpenSnow, a company dedicated to providing weather forecasts and in-depth analysis for skiers and outdoor enthusiasts around the world. OpenSnow and its sister app, OpenSummit, have become the go-to resources for millions around the world looking for reliable, accurate and up-to-the-minute weather predictions for their outdoor adventures. I am responsible for making sure everything from the mobile apps to weather models are working seamlessly and providing visitors with the most pertinent information.

Before starting OpenSnow, I worked at the National Weather Service as the mobile and geospatial program manager, and at the National Center for Atmospheric Research as a developer. While at the NWS, I developed the Western Water Supply Outlook framework and Interactive NWS (iNWS), a mobile alerting system for emergency managers. In 2010, I was awarded the NOAA Administrator’s Award for my work on iNWS.

I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in meteorology from the University of Utah, where few fellow ski-loving students and myself built Utah Ski Weather, a graduate-run website providing powder forecasts along the Wasatch Front. This site would later become a prelude to OpenSnow.

I grew up in the foothills of the Rockies just outside of Denver, Colorado and have loved weather since I was five years old. I've lived all over the world, but most recently settled back into the mountains near Salt Lake City, Utah. When I'm not gazing at the clouds or writing code, you can find me somewhere outdoors hiking, biking, skiing or playing soccer. You might also find my on the other side of the world on one of my many, frequent travels. In a window seat, of course.

15 years and 0 months ago I created the “Andrew Travel Rule” which said I would attempt to travel once a month, every month. Since then I've gone on 221 different trips around the United States and the rest of the world!
#221
Coalville, Utah
27-28 May 2020
#220
London
4-9 March 2020
#219
New York City
14-17 February 2020
#218
Corpus Christi, Texas
8-10 February 2020
#217
Denver, Colorado
28 January - 2 February 2020
#216
Boston, Massachusetts
12-16 January 2020
#215
Dallas, Texas
29 December 2019
#214
Las Vegas, Nevada
23-27 December 2019
#213
Hawaii
10-20 December 2019
#212
Witchita, Kansas
29 November - 1 December 2019
#211
Evergreen, Colorado
25-28 November 2019
#210
Austin, Texas
15-18 November 2019
#209
Salt Lake City, Utah
17-18 October 2019
#208
San Francisco, California
28-30 September 2019
#207
Western US and Canada
29 August - 13 September 2019
#206
Boom, Belgium
25-30 July 2019
#205
Germany, Switzerland, Austria
10-24 July 2019
#204
Poland
4-9 July 2019
#203
Amsterdam, Netherlands
24 June - 4 July 2019
#202
Salt Lake City, Utah
4-23 June 2019
#201
Duluth, Minnesota
25-27 April 2019
#200
Long Beach, California
11-15 April 2019
#199
Cancun, Mexico
1-6 April 2019
#198
Athens, Ohio
22-24 March 2019
#197
New Mexico
15-18 March 2019
#196
Amsterdam, Netherlands
15-18 February 2019
#195
Denver, Colorado
29 January - 3 February 2019
#194
Phoenix, Arizona
6-9 January 2019
#193
Japan
23-30 December 2018
#192
Evergreen, Colorado
7-9 December 2018
#191
Las Vegas, Nevada
20-24 November 2018
#190
Denver, Colorado
7-10 November 2018
#189
Austin, Texas
18-21 October 2018
#188
New York City, New York
29 September - 1 October 2018
#187
Portland, Oregon
6-10 September 2018
#186
Salt Lake City, Utah
31 August - 3 September 2018
#185
Europe
8 July-2 August 2018
#184
Snowbird, Utah
23-30 June 2018
#183
Los Cabos, Mexico
7-12 June 2018
#182
Las Vegas, Nevada
11-13 May 2018
#181
Duluth, Minnesota
3-5 May 2018
#180
Boulder, Colorado
25-27 April 2018
#179
Long Beach, California
13-16 April 2018
#178
London and Amsterdam
25 March - 1 April 2018
#177
Boulder, Colorado
12-15 March 2018
#176
Salt Lake City, Utah
3-7 March 2018
#175
Salt Lake City, Utah
6-11 February 2018
#174
Denver, Colorado
25-30 January 2018
#173
Austin, Texas
5-10 January 2018
#172
Italy and Frankfurt
25 December 2017 - 1 January 2018
#171
Seattle, Washington
8-11 December 2017
#170
Evergreen, Colorado
1-3 December 2017
#169
Chicago, Illinois
1 December 2017
#168
Las Vegas, Nevada
21-25 November 2017
#167
Portland, Oregon
3-5 November 2017
#166
Austin, Texas
19-23 October 2017
#165
Los Angeles, California
14-16 October 2017
#164
Evergreen, Colorado
2-5 September 2017
#163
Europe
14-25 August 2017
#162
Evergreen, Colorado
7-12 July 2017
#161
Snowbird, Utah
25 June - 1 July 2017
#160
Anaheim, California
20-25 June 2017
#159
Portland, Oregon
27-29 May 2017
#158
Boulder, Colorado
15-19 May 2017
#157
Fargo, North Dakota
5-7 May 2017
#156
Orlando, Florida
17-19 April 2017
#155
Ireland & Scotland
25 March-2 April 2017
#154
Boston, Massachusetts
24-27 February 2017
#153
New York, New York
17-20 February 2017
#152
Denver, Colorado
27-31 January 2017
#151
Seattle, Washington
21-25 January 2017
#150
San Francisco, California
13-16 January 2017
#149
Salt Lake City, Utah
23-28 December 2016
#148
Los Angeles & Las Vegas
22-27 November 2016
#147
North Shore, Minnesota
28-30 October 2016
#146
Austin, Texas
20-24 October 2016
#145
Evergreen, Colorado
30 September-2 October 2016
#144
Salt Lake City, Utah
3-5 September 2016
#143
Central Europe
3-25 August 2016
#142
North Shore, Minnesota
17-19 July 2016
#141
Evergreen, Colorado
3-6 July 2016
#140
Snowbird, Utah
17-27 June 2016
#139
Denver, Colorado
15-19 May 2016
#138
Los Cabos, Mexico
26 March - 1 April 2016
#137
Denver, Colorado
1-4 March 2016
#136
Salt Lake City, Utah
19-21 February 2016
#135
Washington DC
12-14 February 2016
#134
Denver, Colorado
27-29 January 2016
#133
New Orleans, Louisiana
9-14 January 2016
#132
Las Vegas, Nevada
23-30 December 2015
#131
Denver, Colorado
4-6 December 2016
#130
Fargo, North Dakota
25-28 November 2015
#129
Washington and British Columbia
14-17 October 2015
#128
Aspen, Colorado
25-27 September 2015
#127
New York City, New York
15-17 August 2015
#126
Anaheim, California
22-26 July 2015
#125
Salt Lake City, Utah
23-27 June 2015
#124
Alaska
11-23 June 2015
#123
Boulder, Colorado
11-14 May 2015
#122
Los Angeles and San Francisco
30 March - 6 April 2015
#121
Chicago, Illinois
14-16 February 2015
#120
Denver, Colorado
30 January - 3 February 2015
#119
Fargo, North Dakota
16-18 January 2015
#118
Phoenix, Arizona
4-8 January 2015
#117
Brussels and Paris
23-30 December 2014
#116
Denver, Colorado
13-15 December 2014
#115
Palm Springs, California
17-19 October 2014
#114
Estes Park, Colorado
12-14 October 2014
#113
Evergreen, Colorado
17-21 September 2014
#112
Salt Lake City, Utah
29 August - 1 September 2014
#111
Fargo, North Dakota
22-24 August 2014
#110
Ecuador and Peru
9-25 July 2014
#109
Anaheim, California
25-29 June 2014
#108
Salt Lake City, Utah
21-24 June 2014
#107
Fargo, North Dakota
6-8 June 2014
#106
Boulder, Colorado
14-16 May 2014
#105
Kennedy Space Center, Florida
13-15 April 2014
#104
Cancun, Mexico
23-27 March 2014
#103
Kennedy Space Center, FL
13-17 March 2014
#102
Washington DC
15-17 February 2014
#101
Atlanta, Georgia
1-6 February 2014
#100
Tampa, Florida
25-27 January 2014
#99
Denver, Colorado
28 December 2013 - 1 January 2014
#98
Salt Lake City, Utah
23-28 December 2013
#97
Evergreen, Colorado
26-30 November 2013
#96
Austin, Texas
14-17 November 2013
#95
Denver, Colorado
5-7 November 2013
#94
Denver, Colorado
28-30 October 2013
#93
Duluth, Minnesota
17-19 October 2013
#92
Denver, Colorado
24-27 September 2013
#91
Anaheim, California
1-4 August 2013
#90
Houston, Texas
16-18 July 2013
#89
Minneapolis, Minnesota
9-11 July 2013
#88
Salt Lake City, Utah
27-30 June 2013
#87
New York, New York
10-12 May 2013
#86
Fargo, North Dakota
26-28 April 2013
#85
Chicago, Illinois
19-21 April 2013
#84
Phoenix, Arizona
5-7 April 2013
#83
Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington
23 February - 2 March 2013
#82
Lake Tahoe and Reno
24-29 January 2013
#81
Austin, Texas
4-9 January 2013
#80
San Francisco and Davis, California
8-9 December 2012
#79
Coal Creek Canyon, Colorado
30 November - 2 December 2012
#78
Salt Lake City, Utah
3-5 November 2012
#77
Minneapolis, Minnesota
18-21 October 2012
#76
Fargo, North Dakota
22-24 September 2012
#75
United Kingdom, Switzerland, and France
12-26 August 2012
#74
Colorado Rockies Road Trip
25-27 July 2012
#73
Los Angeles
28 June-2 July 2012
#72
Salt Lake City, Utah
19-20 June 2012
#71
St. Kitts and Nevis, and Sint Maarten/St Martin
9-17 June 2012
#70
Fargo, North Dakota
5-9 April 2012
#69
Southwestern Road Trip
24 February - March 3 2012
#68
New Orleans, Louisiana
20-24 January 2012
#67
Colorado/Utah Road Trip
14-18 January 2012
#66
Las Vegas
1-3 December 2011
#65
Salt Lake City, Utah
29-31 October 2011
#64
Lake Superior North Shore/Minneapolis
20-23 October 2011
#63
Salt Lake City, Utah
1-3 October 2011
#62
Fargo, North Dakota
9-14 September 2011
#61
Atlanta, Georgia
2-5 September 2011
#60
London, Berlin, Paris, Southern France, Spain
10-28 August 2011
#59
Los Angeles, California
28-31 July 2011
#58
Cape Canaveral, Florida
6-10 July 2011
#57
Minneapolis, Minnesota
3-4 July 2011
#56
San Francisco, California
9-11 May 2011
#55
NorCal Road Trip
15-18 April 2011
#54
Southwestern Road Trip
16-20 March 2011
#53
Chicago, Illinois
7-10 March 2011
#52
Portland, Oregon
18-20 February 2011
#51
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
January 2011
#50
Salt Lake City, Utah
November 2010
#49
Phoenix, Arizona
October 2010
#48
Washington DC
October 2010
#47
Nashville, Tennessee
September 2010
#46
Salt Lake City, Utah
September 2010
#45
Boulder, Colorado
August 2010
#44
Oregon Road Trip
June 2010
#43
Denver, Colorado
May 2010
#42
Grand Junction, Colorado
April 2010
#41
New York City
April 2010
#40
United Kingdom
March 2010
#39
Portland, Oregon
February 2010
#38
Albuquerque, New Mexico
January 2010
#37
Evergreen, Colorado
November 2009
#36
Northern California
October 2009
#35
Washington DC
October 2009
#34
San Francisco, California
September 2009
#33
Fargo, North Dakota
July 2009
#32
San Diego, California
July 2009
#31
Evergreen, Colorado
June 2009
#30
Caribbean Cruise
May 2009
#29
Yellowstone
May 2009
#28
Evergreen, Colorado
May 2009
#27
Disney World, Florida
March 2009
#26
Wendover, Nevada
February 2009
#25
Evergreen, Colorado
January 2009
#23
Four Corners Road Trip
October 2008
#24
Norman, Oklahoma
October 2008
#22
Red Pine Lake Backpacking
September 2008
#21
New Jersey
July 2008
#20
Zion/Bryce National Park
May 2008
#19
San Francisco, California
May 2008
#18
Southwest Road Trip
March 2008
#17
San Francisco, California
February 2008
#16
Evergreen, Colorado
January 2008
#15
Maui, Hawaii
December 2007
#14
Pacific Northwest Road Trip
October 2007
#13
Denver, Colorado
July 2007
#12
SoCal Backpacking
March 2007
#11
Evergreen, Colorado
January 2007
#10
Israel
December 2006
#9
Moab, Utah
October 2006
#8
Craters of the Moon, Idaho
July 2006
#7
Venice Beach, California
May 2006
#6
Carlsbad, California
March 2006
#5
Denver, Colorado
December 2005
#4
Evergreen, Colorado
November 2005
#3
Evergreen, Colorado
October 2005
#2
Little Cottonwood Camping
September 2005
#1
Salt Lake City, Utah
July 2005
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Occasionally I'll get bored and go full 2002 and blog about something.
Here are some of the things I have written over the years…

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