Joe Bastardi on his next big thing

Joe Bastardi
Guest post by Joe Bastardi

Well Anthony, here it is, just for the great  folks that go to your
wonderful site ( I have made no secret of my love it, so I guess I am
being redundant).

On March 11th, Weatherbell Analytics announced that Joe D’Aleo and I would be working together to develop the premier long range weather forecasting center in the world. When I looked at what was coming together, I decided this is where my next step in doing what I was made to do had to be.

FIrst of all, in Joe D’Aleo, I have a colleague that needs no introduction to the major meteorology people of the world. Joe and I have similar methods of arriving at forecasts, and understand big picture to small focus forecasting ideas.. where one must be able to step back and understand the major players on the field to be able to correctly identify and forecast the events that carry so much wait in any given forecast. So many times, I saw we had an independent consensus. In other words we arrived at the same conclusion, without consulting with each other, that it became apparent that we were on the same wavelength. However the differences we have will be used to challenge each other to come up with the right final conclusion. The fact that we have similar ideas on the overall trend in the global temperature, and for the same basic physical reasons, which trump the idea that a trace gas needed for life on the planet can cause so much variation, gives us an up on those that simply want to bet its going to be warm. Knowing where we were, but where we are going is crucial to having the correct backdrop in a forecast.

The owner and founder of the company, Michael Barak is a Cornell engineering graduate who loves the weather and will give us the chance to use our skills in many more ways than we have done so far . A good long range forecast can supply many needs. The vision and boldness of Michael gives us a major up. He is determined to make sure Joe and I can fight in all the arenas available, so the success of the company will rely on the success of the forecasts, being used the right way.

WeatherBell has given me a system where I can blog to my hearts content with all the graphics I want, and our video setup is one where my new video vigilantes, the atmospheric avenger and the WeatherBell Raging WeatherBull will appear several times a day.. and at night.

Quite frankly, for me, this set up is manna from heaven.

In short, its a long road to be part of a start up and try to reach the top. But Joe and I live for the weather, we both understand it is what we were made to do, and we are here to do it. I have already said we are the LaMotta and Marciano of weather, men whose names end in a vowel, and wont throw in the towel. And we are here with WeatherBell with one mission.. to climb to the top.

Interesting company name and appropriate for both Joe and I, because we will answer the WeatherBell in every round.

As always, ciao for now!

On March 11th,  Weatherbell  Analytics announced  that Joe D’Aleo and I  would be working together to  develop the  premier long range weather forecasting center in the world.   When I  looked at what was coming together,  I decided this is where my next step in doing what I was made to  do had to be. 

FIrst of all, in Joe D’Aleo, I have a colleague  that needs no introduction to the  major meteorology people of the world. Joe and I have similar  methods of arriving at forecasts, and understand  big picture to small focus forecasting ideas.. where one must be able to step back and understand the major players on the field to be able to correctly identify and forecast the events that carry so much wait in any given forecast. So many times, I saw we had an independent consensus. In other words we arrived at the same conclusion, without consulting with each other, that it became apparent that we were on the same wavelength. However the differences we have will be used to challenge each other to come up with the right final conclusion. The fact that we have similar ideas on the overall trend in the global temperature, and for the same basic physical reasons, which trump the idea that a trace gas needed for life on the planet can  cause so much variation, gives us an up on those that simply want to bet its going to be warm.  Knowing where we were, but where we are going is crucial to having the correct backdrop in a forecast.

The owner and founder of the company, Michael Barak is a Cornell engineering graduate who loves the weather and will give us the  chance to use our skills in many  more ways than we have done so far . A good long range forecast can supply many needs. The vision and boldness of Michael gives us a major up.  He is determined to make sure Joe and I can fight in all the arenas available, so the success of the company will rely on  the success of the forecasts, being used the right way.

WeatherBell has given me a system where I can blog to my hearts content with all the graphics I want, and our video setup is one where  my new video vigilantes,  the atmospheric avenger and the WeatherBell Raging WeatherBull  will appear several times a day.. and at night.
Quite frankly, for me, this set up is manna from heaven.

In short, its  a long road to be part of a start up and try to reach the top. But Joe and I live for the weather, we both understand it is what we were made to do, and we are here to do it.  I have already  said we are the LaMotta and Marciano of weather, men whose names end in a vowel, and wont throw in the towel. And we are here with WeatherBell with one mission.. to climb to the top.

Interesting company  name  and appropriate for both Joe and I, because we will answer the WeatherBell in every round.

 

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93 thoughts on “Joe Bastardi on his next big thing

  1. Best of luck to you Joe – and to Joe D as well.

    Long time follower at your other presence.

  2. Best of Luck Joe, I am sure this will be both a profitable endeavor for you in more than just financial ways. Its great to be able to do something you love and have a passion for as your way of life eh?

  3. I would like to compliment the nice wordplay in the Weatherbell trademark!

    wiki “A bellwether is any entity in a given arena that serves to create or influence trends or to presage future happenings. The term is derived from the Middle English bellewether and refers to the practice of placing a bell around the neck of a castrated ram (a wether) leading his flock of sheep. The movements of the flock could be noted by hearing the bell before the flock was in sight.”

    No aspersions intended on either the “flock” of followers or the Joes’ masculinity, however! The best of good luck to the new channel.

  4. Congratulations! Sounds like it will be extremely interesting, exciting and challenging all at once. Best wishes for much success.

  5. Joe
    Congratulations on your new endeavor. I hope you and Joe D’Aleo have continued success.

    All the best
    Terry

  6. All the best to the two Joes, your journey should be interesting forecasting the weather unincumbered by the PC nonsense of CAGW.

    Within a few years I hope you climb to the top of the pyramid.

  7. Will you guys be selling stocks for dirt cheap? I’m figuring that you can both beat the competition with intellect, knowledge, and experience, or, if push comes to show, by pure strength alone . . . so a win win situation for stock owners. :-()

  8. Excellent! Ditto the question about stock. I’ve never bought a stock before, but this is an enterprise I’d like to help capitalize.

  9. I’ve really missed Joe B’s blog/video’s this past few week’s, so this is great news. WeatherBell are lucky to have the two Joe’s aboard, and no doubt it will be a great success.
    Best of luck to all concerned. :)

  10. You are what I call a ‘Dream Team”.
    I wish you all the best with this new initiative.
    I already have bookmarked your site.
    With no limitations using your full potential I am sure this “Dream Team” will make WeatherBell famous in a very short period of time.

  11. Best of luck, Joe.

    I guess the invitation to come to the UK and take over the Met Office must have got lost in the mail. (:-

  12. Great to see this development. Looking fwd to following both of you on the site + hoping all the other content will be there – models, etc. Can you speak to what other content will be on the site & timing for rolling out other content beyond the current blogs??

  13. Congratulations Joe! I just saved your site to my favorites bar!

    Alphabetically, you will be right up there next to Watts Up With That!!!

    Cheers!

  14. Appreciate the difficulties and elation of a new venture.
    Too bad North America apparently does not include the biggest country on this continent: Canada. Edmonton, Canada inclusion would be nice. Will continue to check Environment Canada I guess.
    Good luck to all.

  15. Congratulations to you both. I saw the initial posts this a.m. linked from icecap.us (clever name). Shame on Accuweather. Good fortune on the two Joes and Weatherbell — the name has the ring of success. I hope you have success in your predictions to assist our upcoming affluent capitalist development (after depressive-Obama-nonsense-and-debt-and-global-AGW-frauds). The new wave is the U.S. leading the world in natural energy resource development with inventive technologies — the good ol’ American know-how and effort — and the willingness to share it around. Look out world. Scarcity has ended. Just in time for the beginning of a cold “cycle” (we hope it’s just a cycle), thank goodness .

    I looked forward to the Bastardi blogs on Accuweather until that organization would not give me the choice to renew — only automatic renewal on credit card?!? WTF! About the same time you decided to leave, Joe. It was in the stars — Weatherbell. One last thought — please remember that not all your followers are affluent companies.

  16. Joe,

    Site looks great and lots of fun to play with – it’s bookmarked and I’m looking forward to your work.

  17. Joe(s):

    How will you do global weather? Will you have separate activities for European, N America, SH, etc.?

  18. I echo Tim’s question:

    TimM says:
    March 12, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Any chance of teaming up with Piers?

    Even on a casual exchange of ideas between J2 and Piers has great appeal, with the potential for improvements in forecast accuracy down the track?

  19. Joe, congrats on your new home. I look forward to your insights at WeatherBell

    Anthony .. expect an Insta-lanche.

  20. I figured you would land with both feet running, good to hear Joe!
    The two of you will be amazing and I’m also sure you’ll have no problem attracting subscribers. Good luck and Godspeed.

  21. Praise God! I’m in withdrawal and need a JB fix! My finger has been twitching even for TWC. Somebody stop me!

  22. D’Aleo’s paper on the correlation of natural forcings and temperature is what brought me to this site a few years ago. It is appropriate that this site will send me to Weather Bell.

  23. Joe,

    To your audiences hold up four (4) fingers and ask the question, “What are the chances 4 molecules in 10,000 (400 ppm in IPCC speak) control our climate?” Then provide the answer:

    Answer: about 4 in 10,000

    Give it a try. It really gets their attention.

  24. WoW! two of the best weather guessers in the world as a team. And showmen to boot.
    Michael Barak has a dream team for this new effort. I must examine this Weatherbell Analytics further. Best of luck to you all. pg

  25. Good Luck … Always good to go forward with all you know and shine in your new endeavor with a great team. Looking forward to enjoying your thoughts, as always.

    Sounds like a Dream Team to me….

    Chow Bobbi :)

  26. Just so refreshing to follow a bloke that loves what he does and wants to get it right, not because of any political leaning, or ideology. (I actually hope Joe B is a democrat, which would give me hope) :-)

    Joe B seems to want to get it right, because that proves he’s good at it.

    Good luck to you Joe. I really do hope your expectations in your new venture are realised.

    Look forward to hearing from you.

    P.S. any chance of an Austrailian market for your forecasts? Love to see ya trump our Co2, politically funded biased BOM (Bureau of Meteorology)

  27. Joe,

    I like you a lot. And I’m happy for you. Your dedication is inspiring me to become more too. I hope you accomplish more than you are dreaming for.

    “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think……”

    :-)

    All the best,

    Gene Nemetz

  28. Just watched a video of Joe B over at WeatherBell.

    The blokes Maaaad as a wheel! Love it! About time we had someone that wasn’t a “BarbyDoll” robot.

    Joe. You gotta train someone from Australia!! We need this stuff.

  29. Joe Bastardi & Joe D’Aleo,

    Your new management sounds very supportive of your endeavors. Congratulations.

    I wish the best of entrepreneurial success to you all.

    John

  30. polistra says:
    March 12, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Excellent! Ditto the question about stock. I’ve never bought a stock before, but this is an enterprise I’d like to help capitalize.
    =====

    I would be surprised if this venture went public anytime soon. If you’ve never bought a stock before, don’t wait for this one. Learn how and why to invest in the mean time. If this enterprise gets past the incubator stage (I wish them the best) and past the penny stock/pink sheet listing to a proper IPO is a long, long road. Potential investors should learn about that road before investing in new companies.

    I hope the Joes can produce a ‘product’ that is profitable for all involved. If you like the product, you can buy it, if you don’t you don’t. Investing has different rules to be learned. New venture investing is not done with a couple of $20 bills in the wallet (more like $1M+ that you may never see again).

    I don’t want to take the shine off their new business, just inform the readers here. New businesses are the foundation of our economic system. Creative destruction, yada, yada. But, we should know the rules of the game before we invest (or gamble).

  31. Okay, okay….I can’t let this lie…..I’ve read all the responses….and no one has said it yet….”This evenings attraction, from WeatherBell, the ONE TWO punch of Joe Bastardi and Joe D’Aleo!….Let the RUMBLE begin!”.

    I’ll…..just…..shuffle off to my corner now, spit in the bucket, get my cut taken care of and wait for the next round.

    BTW, congratulations Mr. Joe Bastardi……and your colleage Joe D’Aleo.

  32. In short, its a long road to be part of a start up and try to reach the top. But Joe and I live for the weather, we both understand it is what we were made to do, and we are here to do it.

    Doing what you do with people who support it is a good deal. My first computer programming course rewrote my life’s plans when I realized that’s what I was made to do. 40 years later it’s still fun.

    So is this temporary excursion into climate change and correcting people’s expectations. However, I look forward to you two making my activity here unnecessary!

  33. All the best Joe. I’d like to see you give the Aussie BoM a bit of bash too.

    “John A. Jauregui says:
    March 12, 2011 at 8:31 pm”

    Its a lot lot less than that 4 in 10,000 molecules. If we round up for ease and consider only the human contributions of CO2 as this is what is driving climate change according to AGW theory, its only ~4% of that 4 in 10,000. The chances now become even slimmer.

  34. Great news.

    To echo other comments, I hope that you will have both the opportunity and the time to do your old European weather thing as well. You have a global relevance, and the world needs you.

    Meanwhile, you are now bookmarked.

    Cheers

    JJ

  35. Yeah, agree with a few commentors here….any chance of perhaps hooking in with Piers Corbyn’s ‘Weatheraction’? Not as a joint venture necessarily, but as a “mutual alliance” or something to that effect. Weatheraction focusses more on extreme events – so if Weatherbell focuses on longer-term ‘trends’, and Weatheraction looked at specific major ‘events’ – it would make an excellent partnership.

  36. Splendid news. May the WeatherBell ring out loud and clear – if there’s one thing better than a rational voice, it’s a rational chorus.

    I’ll second that comment about signing up Piers Corbyn, too. On our side of the pond (the “EUSSR” side), you really have to go out of your way to hear anything other than the alarmist “frogs’ chorus”, so Joe No. 3 (Joe Public) is still seriously misguided.

  37. If the Global Warming Religion wants us to believe that they can accurately predict the weather 100 years from now, then how easy would a 6 month forecast be? And not one of those 30% hot, 30% cold, 40% normal forecasts but a *real* forecast. Maybe the 2 J’s can use the Media to test the forecasts of the GW Religion against their own. When people see that the GW Religion doesn’t know how the real-world weather works, it will finally kill the GW Religion. Here’s hoping anyway :)

  38. Excellent stuff Joe,

    It’s a tough brief but your obvious love of the subject matter -a true METEOROLOGY man, intuition and insight will bring a welcome addition to the forecasting of weather events and climate prediction.

    The difference is, between the you two [Messrs. Bastardi and D’Aleo] and say, the UK Met office is, objectivity and open mindedness [ie, your views will not be clouded by a willingness/desire to please political masters – the Met Office] and demonstrable science, a hell of a combination.

    You don’t need me to wish you luck, you’ll make your own but I wish you every success, so go get ‘em JOE!!

  39. best of luck Joe – hope that when it’s all up and running, you can find a space for another European Blog! :)

  40. Piers Morgan reckoned that this recent winter was going to be one of the three or four coldest of the last hundred years in the UK, whereas Joe Bastardi called it as a cold December but average for January and February. It seems to me that Joe was spot on. Best wishes, Joe – I’ll certainly read your blog. Dave.

  41. Excellent. Joe and Joseph are staking their reputations on being more correct than the competition. If they succeed they will have shown others where they have gone wrong. If they fail (and I sincerely hope they don’t) they will have shown others what not to do and what pitfalls and dead-ends to avoid.

    Such behaviour and accountability is absent from taxpayer funded institutions. When they make mistakes they demand even more money!

  42. The two amigos (Joe and Joe).

    I was an addict for Joe B on Accuweather, and when he left, going cold turkey was rough.
    Now the dose is double strength.

  43. Late starter in what you have been doing, however, everything I have seen looks great. I look forward to seeing your results. Good luck. Only wish I was there too (freaked out and excited)!!!

  44. Joe, the only thing that matches your intensity is your accuracy! Love the easy to get forecast from the front page map. Seems like there is more cutting edge at WeatherBell than the two Joe’s.

  45. To all you kind people:

    Have I ever told you your my heroes?

    See I do have a sensitive side.

    Seriously, I am moved beyond words by your kindness.

    JB

  46. Your cause is just, your path is righteous. On my part, I have done many stupid things in my life that should have got me killed, but I am not dead yet. So I have come to the conclusion that God is saying, each time, “It’s not your time yet. I am saving you for a higher purpose.” So, until that purpose is served, I am immortal. I think that higher purpose is tormenting warmers, because I do a lot of it and I like doing it. I am proud to be a foot soldier in a quest that Joe and Joe serve at a higher level.

  47. Joe, great that you are out from the accuweather umbrella and can now do your thing!! Although I wish Joe would stick more to his true bread and butter, pattern recognition and long range forecasting. All this climate change nonsense has gotten out of control. Interglacial periods on average last 20,000 years and we are overdue to go back into the next glacial if you look at climate cycles and sea level curves. The problem is none of us are going to be around to test this because even if we are in the midst of a glaciation now it happens so slowly that we wont know for tens of thousands of years.

  48. Yes let the non stop political rants cough cough I mean weather rants begin! How high did they build your soap box at the weatherbell? AW FTW!

  49. I’ve been doing Google searches several times a week to get the latest Joe B. news but my quest is now over. Congrats Joe!

  50. This is the best news I’ve heard all weekend. I can’t wait to get my Bastardi long range forecast fix again! Congratulations to the 2 Joes on your new adventure!

  51. Joe, you seem so much more “at ease” in your video than Ive seen you in a while, joking with your pets and daughter in such a cute way. I sense you are at peace with yourself. Joe, I dont know much about the business side of your new venture but I do know that your passion and energy will catapult this new company to great things.

  52. DaveF says:
    March 13, 2011 at 1:37 am

    Piers Morgan reckoned that this recent winter was going to be one of the three or four coldest of the last hundred years in the UK, whereas Joe Bastardi called it as a cold December but average for January and February. It seems to me that Joe was spot on. Best wishes, Joe – I’ll certainly read your blog. Dave.

    Whereas Piers Corbys predicted (in september) the coldest DECEMBER for 100 years for the northern hemisphere, major snow in the US throughout Jan and Feb and a colder than average March. He wasn’t far off considering the Met office prediction was for a mild winter (again).

    Piers also makes long reange predictions of earth weather based on what we think the sun is going to do.. The sun has been quite unpredictable recently and appears to have thrown off the long range forecasts he made six months ago. Hardly suprising really.


    Ryan Maue says:
    March 13, 2011 at 12:11 am

    I don’t see how Piers Corbyn makes money.

    He makes his money by selling his forecasts to anyone interested (farmers and the like) because however bad you think the predictions are, they are still better than anything the met office has released for the last 3 years (at least).

  53. In the western US, it’s more about whether we get the snowpack/runoff to make it through the generally dry season of April-October. In this area, there has been major drum-pounding by the usual agencies the last few years over water worries. I’d like to see an alternative to the grating noise these folks make.

  54. I wouldn’t touch Piers with even an “associated with” connection. Let him do his own thing and keep a wide path around his workings. That is not to say that he will not turn out to be correct. But eccentricity in this endeavor should be avoided at all costs. The Weather Bell should be all business and unimpeachable research based foundation regarding long term weather analysis and prediction.

  55. Live the Boxing analogy. Been around the ring a bit, myself. I wasn’t that good,
    but love that old”sweet science” . My Pop was a golden gloves boxer of note, and
    was a trainer…
    Good luck Joe…

  56. Some teacherly musings:

    Just read some of the blogs posted by the Joes. D’Aleo seems to be a better off-the-cuff conventional technical blog writer, if he composes speedily and hits “send”. That means that your posts, Joe Bastardi, could use some editing if you attempted to also compose on the fly and hit “send”. While your enthusiasm and personality clearly informs your writing, I found the color commentary interrupted the technical sense too often, and made it tough to follow your reasoning when these grammatical interruptions occurred.

  57. Delighted to hear from you again Joe. I wish you all you wish for yourself and your family and I look forward to reading your forecasts.

    Yours sincerely,

    Perry

  58. Glad to see Joe B. landed somewhere where he can continue to use his talents for all of our benefit. As a “warmist” I disagree with Joe on this key issue, but still respect his considerable knowledge of weather. Following the ups and downs of the Arctic Sea ice is a favorite pastime of mine and it is here that the differences between Joe’s perspective and mine really come to light. He see the current long-term decline in Arctic sea ice extent as being part of a natural cycle, and has said quite plainly that he expects it to begin to rebound over the next few years and decades. I see the decline in Arctic sea ice as a result of the cumulative effect of the 40% rise in CO2 over the past few hundred years caused by human industrialization and fossil fuel burning. Why is the difference in perspective between Joe and I important in terms of weather forecasting? There are many effects (i.e. severe winters in the N. Hemisphere etc.) which a decline in Arctic sea ice could impact due to changes in atmospheric circulation patterns brought about by more heat being released from open Arctic waters in the fall and winter. As of yet, it seems Joe B. isn’t looking at this, and why should he, if he thinks the Arctic sea ice is set to rebound anyway?

    Regardless of our differences, I shall continue to follow Joe B. on his new site and wish him and his new venture the best of luck!

  59. Pamela, I understand what you wrote but keep in mind this is a start up company with only 2 employees under their belt. They cant afford editors and proofreaders at this stage. What we hope to get is uncensored and “raw” commentary from Joe Bastardi. I suspect that is part of the thrill Joe describes, being able to post whatever he wants with maps/graphs and charts, all without worry that an editor will slash and cut his message to us.

  60. Let’s hope that all such endeavors are headed by individuals willing to improve their product. I gave constructive criticism only with that in mind. Cutting and slashing a message is one thing and comes with the risk of cutting content and context. Making the full content and context cleaner and easier to read is another thing entirely.

  61. Anything will be an improvement over the horrible weather forecasting in the Midwest this winter, where daytime highs and lows were frequently off by as much as 10 or 12 degrees and at least 2 snowstorms missed by close to a foot.

  62. JB & JD’ at the same well supported WeatherBell site?! This made my day and should prove fantastically rewarding for the duration – and may we all benefit by this for a long extended period. All the best,
    PMc

  63. I wish all the folks who try the weather consulting business well. I can only speak from my experiences in Canada as a weather consultant, but it is extremely difficult to make any sort of a decent wage as a consultant in Canada. Most consulting companies are run by retired forecasters and are one or two person operations that are more for hobby purposes than a real business. I do part time consulting with a firm that, luckily, has a long term government contract in a highly specialized weather sector that the government is willing to pay a good price for. But this is not the norm. There is a lot of interest in getting forecast products, but when you come to talk price the interest generally vanishes. People just do not want to pay for a forecast. I believe they figure they can get the forecast for free on the internet so why pay. Even if you point out the value added that you can do, and save them a substantial amount of money, they are still not interested. Maybe I am just not a good enough salesman.

    I would be interested to hear from others in the weather consulting business in other countries to see if they experience the same problems.

  64. I agree with Pamela that Piers is too eccentric. His arguments boil down to it’s all solar plus an unfortunate amount of vitriol.

  65. This from Piers’ website: Piers says “The massive Japan Earthquake and Tsunami were triggered by massive events on the Sun and there are more to come in the next two years” It is quite doubtful that plate movements are affected by sun in any way.

  66. —let us have your new web site address, Joe, and I do hope that you will once more have a section devoted to British and Northern European weather as I miss your forecasts.

  67. Eric (skeptic) says:
    March 13, 2011 at 11:02 am

    I wouldn’t be too sure about that, Eric. As for right now, there are few who will ascribe any cause mechanism to vulcanism and tectonics.
    We are lucky to have one. What Piers is saying strikes a particular chord with those who have first-hand experience with supporting rock underground.

  68. Eric, the volcanoes are 84% clustered around the near bottom of solar cycle rampdown and the ramp up. The largest earthquakes correlate nearer 100%.

  69. Ed, from the list here in order http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/world/10_largest_world.php
    1-no, 2-yes, 3-not quite, 4-yes, 5-yes, 6-no, 7-yes, 8-barely, 9-not quite, 10-barely, 11-yes, 12-no, 13-yes, 14-yes, 15-yes

    Volcanoes are harder to classify since their explosive power is dependent on local factors. But 1991’s pinatubo is a no, 1912 katmai is yes, 1883 krakatoa is no, 1815 tambora is yes. Maybe you mean volcanic or earthquake activity in general? I don’t have numbers for that.

  70. Hey Joe,

    As you can see we all love what you do. Good luck to Joe’s X2. We all will be reading and watching you on weatherbell!

    God bless,
    Mike, Long Island, NY

  71. Joe Prins – Canada and Edmonton is included – click on the silly temps to get the real ones.

  72. R. Gates says:
    March 13, 2011 at 9:56 am

    “Why is the difference in perspective between Joe and I important in terms of weather forecasting?”

    ==================================

    Mr. Bastardi’s perspective is important because he is an actual scientist and meteorologist….and a precociously good one at that.

    You are none of the above.

    Not sure where you can self-aggrandize your “perspective” as being in the same league.

    But….as always….and for the thousandth time….thanks for the laugh.

    Chris
    Norfolk, VA, USA

  73. Joe B:

    No-one NO-ONE is more dedicated than you are when it comes to being out there “for the people”. You’re original, fresh, humorous, accurate, and a whole other host of great adjectives can apply.
    I’ve sent you an e-mail via the WeatherBell site. I can’t tell you how much I want you to succeed and build WeatherBell into the premiums site that I know it will become!!

    Cheers to you!!!

  74. Joe, you’re right: I didn’t pick up that you’ll be a new unit at WeatherBell. So my apologies.

    It remains a fact though that WeatherBell does do detailed forecasts of 4 or 5 days for small towns, even by postcode (US: zipcode). Today it is again forecasting light rain for a week here, while the BBC/Met Office is dry and above average temps.
    Something for you to discuss with your colleagues?

    Anyway, all the best in your new venture: I hope we haven’t seen the last of you on WUWT

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