So I am planning to chase the winter storms this year all over the western hemisphere for a project I am working on. This project involved needing to closely follow both ocean and mountain forcasts for travel and videography purposes.
My two part question is how far in advance can large winter storms bring heavy snow fall be predicted? I am wanting to fly or drive out to regions 1 to 2 weeks before large storms so I can be there when they hit. Is this feasible with today’s technology?
Part 2: What is the likelihood of the oceans being calm and clear with good visibility prior to a large storm ( say one to two weeks before)? Is there truly a calm before the storm?