Predicting winter weather for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Predicting winter weather for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games

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24 February 2010

An international team of scientists from nine countries assembled by WMO and Environment Canada is conducting a weather research and development project called the Science and Nowcasting of Olympic Weather for Vancouver 2010 (SNOW-V10). Prediction of winter weather in the mountains is always a challenge for meteorologists, as conditions can change rapidly with time and with altitude. The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games are especially demanding with some events requiring minute-by-minute monitoring and prediction of a wide variety of weather variables. Nowcasting enables forecasting weather conditions up to six hours in advance.

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