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

upcoming trips*

January 2017
Denver, Colorado
February 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
March 2017
Dublin, Ireland
* subject to change

recent trips

January 2017
Seattle, Washington
Another year, another meteorology conference!
January 2017
San Francisco, California
Quick weekend away to SF and Napa Valley for drinks and catching up with friends.
23-28 December 2016
Salt Lake City, Utah
Adventure out to Utah to celebrate the holiday with the family and some awesome powder skiing!
22-27 November 2016
Los Angeles & Las Vegas
Mexican food and beaches for Turkeygiving in LA before closing out the holiday weekend in Vegas!
28-30 October 2016
North Shore, Minnesota
Quick weekend getaway up north for some much needed outdoors time.

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