Guest Speakers

Matt MacDonald

Dialing in Your Weather Workflow

Description: Do you ever get overwhelmed, confused, or perhaps lost when you sit down to look at the weather? Join mountain meteorologist and snow lover Matt MacDonald for an overview of the Forecaster Funnel approach to looking at weather. The talk will cover a proposed workflow referencing publicly available resources and some often-overlooked forecast gems. The talk will conclude with a glimpse at the 2022-23 winter outlook.

Bio: Matt MacDonald is a professional meteorologist who lives in Nelson, B.C. with his wife and two young children. Previously working for Environment Canada’s Pacific Storm Prediction Centre in Vancouver, Matt was one of the creators of the Avalanche Canada Mountain Weather Forecaster. He now works as the lead forecaster for the BC Wildfire Service and continues to teach weather courses for the Canadian Avalanche Association. When not wrangling kids or staring at computer screens, he can be found sneaking in the odd soulful splitboard tour.