Interview With A Forecaster: Andy Anderson

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Interview With A Forecaster: Andy Anderson

We got the opportunity to sit down with Sierra Avalanche Center Forecaster Andy Anderson.  It was a good time learning a little more about the person who makes our forecast.  Then we dove into how the avalanche forecast is made and some of the challenges to forecasting in the Central Sierra.

Then we break down what's going on with this high pressure and what our chances are for getting snow.  Hint:  its not all doom and gloom.  Give it a listen

Disclaimer:  The avalanche report is a big-picture discussion of what is going on with the weather and snowpack for a large region.  This isn't intended as travel advice and shouldn't be taken as such.  It is incumbent on all backcountry users to get educated, make their own quality observations, and make their own evidence-based decisions.


About The California Backcountry Report

The California Backcountry Report is a weekly podcast run throughout the wintertime that tracks weather, snowpack, avalanche activity, and the backcountry community at large.

Your Host JB Brown is an AMGA Certified Ski Guide, IFMGA Aspirant Mountain Guide, and is Avalanche Level 3 Certified.  JB has been guiding in avalanche terrain since 2006 both as a climber and as a skier.

Producer and Co-host Matt Mahaney is guides alpine rock climbing and ice climbing throughout the High Sierra for SWS Mountain Guides.  While he doesn't ski much he brings a wealth of avalanche knowledge and experience through a lifetime working and recreating in the mountain.

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