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Two live, remote broadcasts are shot this week during the 23rd annual Steamboat Weather Summit. At left, Joel Gratz is being interviewed by Joe Murgo, chief meteorologist for WTAJ television in central Pennsylvania. At right is Steve Weagle, a meteorologist from WPTV in Florida.

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Science behind snow not an exact one

Meteorologist says 2 major factors play into Steamboat snow totals

Joel Gratz, a meteorologist who founded www.opensnow.com, said making accurate snow predictions at ski areas involves having specific knowledge about the area and how it is affected by storms.

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