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Cool Science Radio - The Powder Buoy - Michael Ruzek

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Michael Ruzek, the man behind the Powder Buoy joins the show. Financial planner by day and Powder Buoy by night, Michael predicts snow storms in the Wasatch Mountains two weeks in advance by watching NOAA Buoy 51101 off the coast of Kauai. Michael has figured out that when 51101 hits a certain swell height a winter’s storm will hit 2 weeks later 3000 miles away in Park City UT. Michael’s technique predicted last weekend’s powder storm and we look forward to his thoughts on the future.

Lynn Ware Peek is a long-time contributor to KPCW. She joined the station in 2008 with Tales from the Wasatch Back, was a reporter from 2012 to 2016, and co-hosts and produces two of KPCW’s Public Affairs Hour shows, The Mountain Life, on health and lifestyle, on Wednesdays and Cool Science Radio, tackling science and technology every Thursday.
John's curiosity with science and technology began at the age of 7 with the country's space program. With a subscription his parents gave him to Popular Science and Popular Mechanics along with other periodicals and Walter Cronkite's evening broadcast he studied everything space. He followed the lives of America's test pilots and astronauts who piloted Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spacecraft. His curiosity in how things were built led him to dismantling the family's window fan, toaster and lawnmower. Taking apart things was easy. Putting them back together, well, not so much. John grew up in New York state and Massachusetts with 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He received a BA in Economics and Sociology from the University of Maryland.