meteorologist. developer.
photographer. traveler.
penguin lover. ice cream connoisseur.


Hello I'm Andrew Murray.

I'm a human-being living in Minneapolis, Minneapolis by way of Boulder, Colorado and Salt Lake City, Utah.

I am the technical founder and meteorologist at OpenSnow and a managing partner at Bugtree.

Not being busy enough, I also am vice-chair of the City of Minneapolis Community Envionmental Advisory Commission and on the Board for Private Sector Meteorologists of the American Meteorological Society. Unofficially, I love covering rocket launches on social media for NASA.

Previously I've been the founding director of MAKE Cooperative, a developer at National Center for Atmospheric Research, and the mobile and geospatial program manager for the National Weather Service. Also, I spent a lot of time working at libraries and ice cream shops.

Academically, I have a BS in Meteorology from the University of Utah and worked towards a MPA/MURP in Environmental Law and Public Policy at the University of the West of England in Bristol and University of Colorado—Denver.

Usually you can find me traveling, eating ice cream, cuddling with penguins, snapping some photographs, and frolicking outdoors.



4 3 1 8 days ago I created the Andrew Travel Rule which said I would attempt to travel once a month, every month.

Since then I've gone on 1 5 5 different trips around the United States and the rest of the world!

upcoming trips*

April 2017
Orlando, Florida
May 2017
Fargo, North Dakota
May 2017
Boulder, Colorado
* subject to change

recent trips

25 March-2 April 2017
Ireland & Scotland
Spring break spend in the sun drinking and eating through Dublin and Glasgow.
24-27 February 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
First time every in Boston volunteering at NerdCon.
17-20 February 2017
New York, New York
Another weekend getaway to New York for lots of food and shopping.
27-31 January 2017
Denver, Colorado
Another January, another SIA full of happy hours and ski gear.
21-25 January 2017
Seattle, Washington
Another year, another meteorology conference!

recent blogs


Need to get in touch with me? Here are a few handy ways to do so…