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 1 2 9 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 4 5 different trips around the United States and the rest of the world!

upcoming trips*

October 2016
Austin, Texas
December 2016
Salt Lake City, Utah
January 2017
Seattle, Washington
February 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
* subject to change

recent trips

30 September-2 October 2016
Evergreen, Colorado
Celebrating many things with the family, and lots and lots of beer.
3-5 September 2016
Salt Lake City, Utah
Quick adventure to SLC for a wedding, hiking, and some ice cream.
3-25 August 2016
Copenhagen, Denmark
A month adventuring through central Europe hitting 9 different countries on a rail card.
17-19 July 2016
North Shore, Minnesota
Much needed escape to camp along the North Shore of Lake Superior.
3-6 July 2016
Evergreen, Colorado
Last minute trip to Colorado for some R&R and work.

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