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A day at the National Weather Service office

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Meteorologist Joe Ramey utilizes many sources of data to come up with a December forecast. He says while technology has made forecasts more precise, the human element still is very important. Photo by Scott Franz

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Forecaster Norvan Larson makes sure a forecast is progressing as planned at the National Weather Service forecasting office in Grand Junction. Photo by Scott Franz

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The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Grand Junction is equipped with a wide array of technology. Forecasters each use a workstation armed with several computer monitors pulling data from two computers. Photo by Scott Franz

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This map, generated Dec. 17, allowed a forecaster to hover over any part of Routt County and project how many inches of snow were possible during the weekend. The forecast at the time showed a possible 13.2 inches in the mountains north of Steamboat Springs. Photo by Scott Franz

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Jim Pringle is proof that weatherman are friendly, likable and approachable. Pringle, who has worked for the National Weather Service for 37 years, enjoys his job as a liaison with the media, emergency managers and the public. Photo by Scott Franz

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Chris Kornkven didn’t start his career working with weather, but he’s sure glad that’s where he ended up. He helps oversee the vast network of technology that keeps the forecasts accurate and available. Photo by Scott Franz

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Becky Klenk inflates a giant latex weather balloon inside a cold garage. The Weather Service launches two balloons per day at 4 a.m. and 4 p.m. to gather the most up-to-date atmospheric conditions. Simultaneous launches at other officers across the country help to paint a picture of what the weather is doing. Photo by Scott Franz

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Travis Booth is a pioneer at the Weather Service. As an intern, he helps do forecasts while also managing the relatively new social media accounts for the Weather Service office in Grand Junction. Photo by Scott Franz

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