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January-February 2017

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Forecast Center

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.       

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