What happens when you get strong winds moving across mountain ranges during the winter months? Some of the effects that forecasters see include adiabatic warming, leeside troughs, and above-average temperatures. All of these things contribute to the rapidly changing conditions we sometimes see around this time of year. We'll take a closer look at all these ingredients in this issue's “Forecast Center.”
TIM VASQUEZ is a former Air Force forecaster and author of Digital Atmosphere, a weather forecasting software program. He lives near Norman, Oklahoma, where he keeps busy as a weather consultant and software developer.