Video Featured History Severe Weather Snow Webinar

Winter Weather: Forecasting Snow and the Challenges That Come With It

  • By AMS Staff
  • Feb 23, 2022

Millersville University Weather Information Center (WIC) Director Kyle Elliott shows how to recognize and analyze the large-scale weather patterns that are favorable for winter storm formation. By discussing famous, historical examples of Alberta Clipper systems, Arctic fronts, and Nor’easters, Kyle will demonstrate the value in using past weather events (analogs) to help predict future ones. He will also discuss other forms of wintry precipitation and which pose the greatest threat to life and travel. In this webinar, Kyle will take you through some of the challenges that operational meteorologists face when making winter-weather forecasts and creating snowfall accumulations graphics. The goal of this webinar is to help you become a better forecaster and learn how to BEAT the models instead of just READ them!

After graduating from Millersville University in 2014 with his Bachelor’s Degree in meteorology and Penn State University in 2016 with his Master’s in meteorology, Kyle worked at AccuWeather for nearly 4 years as an operational forecaster. He then joined Millersville Meteorology as the WIC Director in fall 2021. His primary focus is on weather analysis, media meteorology and the development of Internet weather resources. An expert forecaster, he has been quoted in newspapers and magazines and has composed forecasts for TV and radio broadcasts. Since returning to Millersville, Kyle has been busy renovating the Millersville Earth Sciences and WIC webpages, along with giving twice-daily map discussions and producing written and streaming video forecasts. Kyle serves as the local expert on meteorology in southern Pennsylvania and frequently assists reporters with weather-related stories.