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Fire Weather in Colorado

October 16, 2014
Lisa Kriederman, Incident Meteorologist/Fire Weather Program Leader, National Weather Service Denver/Boulder
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Abstract

Growing up in Colorado, Lisa first fell in love with weather at age 3 when she screamed her head off in her yard. The clouds were making the trees appear to come crashing down on her, and from then on she didn't take her eyes or curiosity away from the clouds and weather. Wanting to explore more of the country and different types of weather, she headed to Tucson to obtain her BS degree in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Arizona in Tucson in 2003. This is where she first started working for the National Weather Service, met her husband and was first bit by the fire weather bug. By way of Tucson, Honolulu and Anchorage working in different weather service offices and exploring different weather, cultures and outdoor adventures, she made her way back home to Colorado to the National Weather Service Forecast Denver/Boulder Office as the Incident Meteorologist in 2008. Having worked on fires and other incidents across the west including Alaska, her next adventure will be the fire weather forecaster exchange with Australia working in Adelaide this January and February.