Joe Bastardi resigns at Accuweather after 32 years

From Joe Bastardi’s Fan Page at Facebook:

Farewell to Joe Bastardi who has left AccuWeather after a distinguished 32-year career. We appreciate Joe’s dedicated service to our clients over these many years and wish him luck with all his endeavors. In addition, a hearty congratulations to two great meteorologists who will both be taking on expanded roles — Paul Pastelok is now leader of AccuWeather’s Long-Range Forecasting team and Henry Margusity is taking an expanded role with the Pro site.

We can answer any (reasonable) questions here (at the Facebook page). Thanks for your support over the years.

Further info from

“ community director Jesse Ferrell stated in the AccuWeather forums that he has not spoken to Joe [Bastardi] and does not know his reasoning, or what he is planning to do next.”

And, in the comments section, Jesse Ferrell left a note:  “Can definitively say that his stance on Climate Change did not have anything to do with his departure.”

[Addition by Anthony below]

“Can definitively say that his stance on Climate Change did not have anything to do with his departure.” I’ve been aware of Bastardi’s departure since early last week, and I can second that. It’s simply about economics and workload.

Though, that doesn’t stop Joe Romm from spinning into a “climate related” issue, insinuating that Bastardi was “let go” over Romm’s idiotic postings about Bastardi’s views on climate change. Heh, it’s fun to watch the self delusion going on over there.

No, this is all about new opportunity. Mr. Bastardi can forecast without a net, he doesn’t need Accu-Weather to perform the job, only data.

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a jones
February 21, 2011 8:08 pm

Well WUWT? Anybody.
Kindest Regards

Joe Lalonde
February 21, 2011 8:09 pm

Thanks Ryan!
I hope now that Joe has the time, he parks his butt outside of Al Gore’s joint.

February 21, 2011 8:15 pm

I’ve become addicted to Joe’s posting/videos. Is there still somewhere I can get my fix? Good up to date info. Honesty.

February 21, 2011 8:19 pm

If they say that his stance had nothing to do with it, then it probably was the main reason. 🙁

Tom T
February 21, 2011 8:21 pm

So now Accuweather can be entirely made up of global warming alarmists.

February 21, 2011 8:24 pm

Good luck Joe,
Whither next Sir?
More time for family and training perhaps?

James Sexton
February 21, 2011 8:25 pm

Joe, I hope you’re reading……..I wish you wouldn’t have, but I wish you well in all of your future endeavors. It is my sincerest wish that you stay very active in the climate discussion.
Best wishes,

February 21, 2011 8:29 pm

Stormy Weather.
When we are not together.
When my baby and I are not together.
Stormy Weather, keeps raining all the time.

R. Gates
February 21, 2011 8:41 pm

I don’t agree with Joe’s stance on several key climate issues (not the least of which was his position on the future direction of sea ice extent)…but I respect him and wish him well. Somehow I suspect we’ve not heard the last of Joe…

Eric N. WY
February 21, 2011 8:53 pm

I heard he’s going into pro wrestling…gonna miss the Monday morning sea ice report

Sean Peake
February 21, 2011 8:55 pm

Well, that sucks. Did Al Gore or AOL buy AccuWeather?

February 21, 2011 8:58 pm

Not well treated at Climateprogress
no wonder!

February 21, 2011 9:12 pm

Who owns accuweather? Anybody know?
REPLY: Three brothers: Dr. Joel Meyers, meteorologist, Evan Meyers, meteorologist, and Barry Meyers, attorney.
– I know them personally. Like Joe, I used to work with them. – Anthony

February 21, 2011 9:13 pm

He’s leaving Accuweather for the same reason that LeBron left Cleveland.
Accuweather has never been a big enough outfit to pay him commensurate with his public stature.
watch for it, he’s got a new deal cooking.

February 21, 2011 9:15 pm

Why would anybody associated with a lame socialist entity known as the “Climate Progress/ Center for American Progress” funded by Soros and other globalists treat JB with respect? Climate Progress isn’t about science, it’s about a bunch of numb skulls getting hood-winked by Eurocentric Elitists to push environmental regulation, global warming, and carbon taxes.

Bob in Castlemaine
February 21, 2011 9:24 pm

What about a collaborative effort between Joe Bastardi and Piers Corbyn?
Seriously though, the best of luck to Joe whatever his new endeavours may be.

Bryan Short
February 21, 2011 9:44 pm

I was disheartened to hear this as a loyal subscriber to Accuweather Pro for 8 years now.
I also have to agree with Ryan Maue’s reaction to CP. That place truly is full of horrible people who base their fanatical climate religion on dodgy science and inexhaustible panic.
One thing Joe Bastardi did many times that I’ve never seen Romm do… was admit it when he was wrong.
I always point out that I am a proud liberal member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor party… because I think it shows that all political perspectives can respect a great weather forecaster. And as a liberal, I can’t tell you how disgusted I get with Climate Progress. Joe Romm and his legion of panic-ridden alarmist doomsdayers truly are nothing more than a stain of you know what on the underwear of life.

February 21, 2011 9:47 pm

don’t worry folks, he loves doing the weather so much he’ll still be around

Ben U.
February 21, 2011 9:48 pm

Seasons change and all that. Well, I guess that time will tell.
In many a language the same word is used to mean both “time” and “weather.”

Layne Blanchard
February 21, 2011 10:09 pm

Joe, where are you? How am I supposed to get my laughs over “the death spiral”?
Hopefully, you’re busily setting up your own pay service. Please pay us a visit now and then.

February 21, 2011 10:16 pm

Joe, do let us know where you lite. Ryan’s site? How are we really going to know about the weather now?
Joe was the only reason to have any links to AccuWeather that’s for sure… there, gone.

February 21, 2011 10:17 pm


Baa Humbug
February 21, 2011 10:18 pm

Say it ain’t so Joe!!!
How about a weekly guest post here at WUWT Joe?
How can we make that happen?
You won’t need it but good luck to you anyway Joe in whatever you choose to do.

February 21, 2011 10:34 pm

This is good news in a strange way, isn’t it Phil?

February 21, 2011 10:53 pm

Say, maybe he’s going to do weather updates during the Olberman show on Current TV.
No? Ok, maybe not.

February 21, 2011 10:57 pm

So much for the accu part in accuweather ;P

Ray B
February 21, 2011 10:59 pm

I have been a JB fan for many years. I wish him well and hope that he pops up again soon.

February 21, 2011 11:06 pm

Joe and Anthony could be setting up a “Watts Up With That Farm Weather?”

February 21, 2011 11:20 pm

All the best to Joe, he has been humorous, direct and a great asset to the community

Doug in Seattle
February 21, 2011 11:21 pm

Well, there’s a lot of weather out there! And Joe will find a good spot to tell us about it no matter where he lands.
And remember – Enjoy the weather!

Les Francis
February 21, 2011 11:27 pm

If Joe sets up his own site, I’m sure there will be many from here who will contribute to keep it going.

February 21, 2011 11:28 pm

Sean Peake says:
February 21, 2011 at 8:55 pm
Well, that sucks. Did Al Gore or AOL buy AccuWeather?
Sean, Google should be added to that list.

D. King
February 21, 2011 11:37 pm

juanse barros says:
February 21, 2011 at 8:58 pm
Not well treated at Climateprogress
They fear the truth!

P Walker
February 21, 2011 11:41 pm

Bummer .

February 21, 2011 11:41 pm

You were asking about what you might add to WUWT. How about a regular post from JB? Then WUWT will have some of the most accurate climate science and the most accurate weather prediction. JR may just choke on his own foam 🙂

Nigel Brereton
February 21, 2011 11:51 pm

Good luck Joe and thanks for all your input.. I hope we haven’t heard the last of you.

February 21, 2011 11:57 pm

I hope Mr. Watts can keep us informed if he learns where Mr. Bastardi lands. I greatly value his outlooks on things and would like to continue reading them if possible.

February 22, 2011 12:42 am

Best of luck to Joe B, having exchanged several emails with in the past, he has always come over as a complete gentleman and is one of the few people who have the guts to stand up for what they believe in.

Stephen Richards
February 22, 2011 12:46 am

James Sexton says:
February 21, 2011 at 8:25 pm
Joe, I hope you’re reading……..I wish you wouldn’t have, but I wish you well in all of your future endeavors. It is my sincerest wish that you stay very active in the climate discussion.
Best wishes,

John R. Walker
February 22, 2011 12:50 am

He could work as a consultant for the UK MetOffice… I’ll wake up in a minute!

Ken Hall
February 22, 2011 12:59 am

I followed the above link to Climate Progress and really regret adding another single unique visitor stat to their logs.
I guess the “Progress” word in their title is the left wing meaning of the word, instead of the true meaning, as in ‘develop in a positive way; advancement: gradual improvement or growth or development.’
The left wing meaning of Progress is ‘to force into conformity; restrict; prevent independent thought; penalise real progress.’

February 22, 2011 1:09 am

Congratulations on putting the new deal together. I know it will be a huge success. You are one of my heroes. Count on me to watch/read your stuff every day.

john edmondson
February 22, 2011 1:38 am

One door closes, another one opens. Good luck Joe.

Beth Cooper
February 22, 2011 1:41 am

Good luck, Joe, and keep posting. As Freeman Dyson said, science needs heretics.

February 22, 2011 1:53 am

Sorry to see Joe leaving Accuweather, I enjoyed his down-to earth spin on weather events – actually made sense!
Perhaps the Met Office have taken him on to teach them the forgotten art of forecasting. They seem to be having a spot of bother in this department… 🙂

February 22, 2011 1:56 am

We won. Now go home. Fix dinner. Tell your mate she’s the bees knees. Snore.

February 22, 2011 2:12 am

I will miss Joe and wish him all the best, but I suspect I won’t miss him for long as his talent for saying it as he sees it and putting his hand up immediately he makes a mistake will see him pop up somewhere on the net or in the mainstream.
Like others commenting, I followed the link above to CP – wow! What a bunch! It’s impossible to take people seriously who whip themselves into a fury of smearing and hating others who don’t follow their peculiar religion . The personell there take the definition of ‘Rednecks’ to a new and dreadful level.

Les Francis
February 22, 2011 2:25 am
February 22, 2011 2:26 am

Joe IS one sane voice in a cacaphony of noise. I wait with baited voice to see where he pops up.

February 22, 2011 2:40 am

This from Jesse Farrell on Twitter…
“I personally am devastated that Joe B. is leaving AccuWeather. He was a pleasure to work with over 14 years. However I wish him the best. “

RR Kampen
February 22, 2011 3:14 am

Wait a year, then Bastardi will inform us how he misinformed the world about AGW and why he did.

February 22, 2011 3:23 am

Joes last blog post reads:


And that’s it!

February 22, 2011 3:26 am

I wish him all the best and good luck with his new endeavours, which I’m sure will be climate related.

February 22, 2011 3:33 am

Hope to see you around soon Joe. You are a champion.

art johnson
February 22, 2011 3:38 am

A guy like Joe would not leave without a new deal in progress. He’s as passionate about the weather as a man can be. And he’s in a position to get big money these days.
There were signs, if you were paying attention. He complained regularly about the lack of movable type, as well as the increasing lack of time to do the things he wanted to do with the weather/ Yesterday’s long ranger had Joe looking a bit pale and sounding strained. I’m supposing he hadn’t dropped his bomb yet.
I foung things to criticize about Joe (those lame jokes and puns would often drive me nuts), and I don’t care what anyone says, he DOES have a tendency toward hyping storms, but over the time I subscribed to the Pro Site (a subsciption I immediately canceled), I’ve come to respect the man greatly…
That he gave no notice, argues for a very unhappy employee. And the “we wish Joe the best of luck in his future endeavors” is classic corporate-speak for “screw-you.”
Sad day, but he’ll be back sooner rather than later I’m guessing, and at a place where he’s appreciated more..

John A
February 22, 2011 3:46 am

Bryan Short:

I always point out that I am a proud liberal member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor party… because I think it shows that all political perspectives can respect a great weather forecaster. And as a liberal, I can’t tell you how disgusted I get with Climate Progress. Joe Romm and his legion of panic-ridden alarmist doomsdayers truly are nothing more than a stain of you know what on the underwear of life.

Well said, Bryan, well said.

February 22, 2011 3:52 am

Anthony – a regular post from Joe is now as must.
Good luck Joe.

February 22, 2011 4:16 am

They have even disabled his email, which is a shame as we have corresponded in the past and I wanted to wish him the best. I do not want to break house rules about commenting, and hope you will allow me to express those wishes here:
Just saw your resignation from Accuweather reported on WUWT.
I checked out your Accuweather European weather blog website and found only a headline. Man, I know I’m not the only one who will ask you this – will you continue that blog at another site, and where can I find it (or its replacement)? This world needs you…
Lastly but not least, I wish you every success in whatever you do now and in the future.
Warm regards
P.S. Check out the comments in the WUWT report. You have the support of many like me.

Green Sand
February 22, 2011 4:21 am

Good luck Joe!
Make sure that you enjoy life, it’s the only life you’ve got!

February 22, 2011 4:29 am

I am a Joe junkie. I needed my daily fix and hope he shows up somewhere where we can see his good work again. He is very credible and we will, in coming years, see that his long range predictions are ‘right on’.

Rick K
February 22, 2011 4:37 am

Joe, you were always a breath of fresh air. Please keep your voice of reason and sanity front and center somewhere.

Jack Simmons
February 22, 2011 4:48 am

I’ll have to follow him to his new site.
Here’s a forecaster with a track record that is the envy of many.

February 22, 2011 5:00 am

Sad day for the “Realists”e mailed Joe on a couple of occassions and got replys, fancy Accuweather traffic will take a hit,
What ever you going to do Joe hope you continue to be as you are and don’t change your style for anyone, your a breath of fresh air in world of rotten science and stinking
ideology .
Come back…. soon and keep on punching
Dave S.
Exeter, Devon.

Pull My Finger
February 22, 2011 5:21 am

I have a feeling he will make out quite well. AccuWeather is notoriously cheap.

February 22, 2011 5:31 am

Is Joe the new weather desk guy at FNC? Seems to be a trending.
Personally, I hope so, all the best Joe.

February 22, 2011 5:39 am

I can only hope that Joe will be even more accessible wherever he ends up. His reports were a refreshing change from the propaganda we get daily from “news” people. He possesses something I value greatly in a media personality; integrity. There are few others that live and breathe this quality–Mr Watts also comes to mind when talking of integrity–and I will be very disappointed should Joe end up behind a pay wall. Regardless, I wish Joe all the best in his future endeavours, and will perhaps look forward to more articles appearing here in these fine pages?
All the best uncle Joe!

February 22, 2011 5:44 am

Good luck, Joe. Whever you are going keep telling the weather and climate like it is.

February 22, 2011 5:52 am

I just saved $20 plus dollars a month. I was going to subscribe to Accuweather to get Joes long range forecast.. I guess I should be happy. I’ll be watching and waiting to see where I can get Joe’s forecasts. I don’t need a global cooling/La nina induced drougth this summer because I’m a farmer.

February 22, 2011 6:05 am

I stopped bedwetterunderground and everything else but Joe about a year ago….
I wish him the very best, and hope he surfaces somewhere fast so I can find him and his forecasts

G Cracker
February 22, 2011 6:15 am

I have been watching (listening) to Joe since the Glen Scott days at WSJS radio. As Glen would say “Joe Bastardi the worlds greatest weatherman” ! I hope he lets us know where he goes so I can continue to follow him. I guess its time to terminate my subscription to Accuweather Pro as he is the only reason I am a subscriber.

G. Karst
February 22, 2011 6:41 am

I noticed WUWT, has accu-weather labeled as a lukewarm site. This has not been true for about a year. Their climate change blog was hijacked by Jesse Ferrell and Brett Anderson, at that time. Skeptics were quickly banned and warmist dominates, however, a few skeptics remain and provide some alternative views. The dismissal (resignation?) of Joe Bastardi was just more writing on the wall. I often wonder if the Meyers brothers are aware of how this company has been removed from the climate change debate.
They are irrelevant now and can be safely removed from debate bookmarks. I have instructed my own affiliates to not renew any new contracts with AW, at least until there is a change in moderators and corporate mind-set. GK

c james
February 22, 2011 6:50 am

I have been a fan of Joe for many years and watched his videos on a daily basis. You could sense in the past couple of blogs that something was not quite right. His desire to spend more time as a father began to stand out more and more with each post. I applaud his decision to be a father and husband first and a meteorologist second. His workload must have been unbearable at AccuWx.
Joe, you know more about long range forecasting than any other person I have ever met and I truly wish you the very best. I hope your discussions are available again soon. Enjoy some time off first. But did you see the Euro forecast from yesterday of a 968mb low over Lake Huron. Wow!

Henry chance
February 22, 2011 6:55 am

It seemed to me his forecasts were accurate and didn’t contain warming warnings. That would make him unpopular with the political folks.
He was excellent. He will be sought after. Maybe Koch bros could start a company for him.

February 22, 2011 7:03 am

Joe Romm never quits with the propaganda. It’s propaganda first, conscience optional.

February 22, 2011 7:23 am

G Cracker says:
February 22, 2011 at 6:15 am
. I guess its time to terminate my subscription to Accuweather Pro
Thanks for reminding me of that…………….

John Silver
February 22, 2011 7:33 am

Fox Weather?

Lowell Bergey
February 22, 2011 7:55 am

We can still follow his tweets.

Wade Hatfield
February 22, 2011 8:09 am

I’m wondering if Fox News is planning a counter to The Weather Channel and if Joe is part of that. Weather seems to be a weak spot in their broadcasting. After all, there is already Fox News, Fox Business, and Fox Sports. Fox Weather next?

February 22, 2011 8:33 am

I suspect Joe found a better oppurtunity elsewhere. His skills as a long term forecaster are in high demand. So are his on camera skills. I imagine the folks at Accuweather will see a lot less hits on thier site.

Andrew Holder
February 22, 2011 8:48 am

Thanks for your services Joe, I admire your enthusiasm for the truth and commense sense portrayal of the weather and hope that you continue doing what you love to do. It was you that opened my eyes to WUWT and to what is really happening out there, for that I will always be grateful. Good Luck!

February 22, 2011 8:55 am

There is no one more in the Global Warming tank than their Canadian meteorologist. He has joined hook line and sinker.
Joe, best regards wherever and whatever the future holds. Thanks for the sanity.

David Eyles
February 22, 2011 9:02 am

Both the links provided by Jimbo and Les Francis have been taken down. Looks like Joe has been given the cardboard box treatment and escorted by security staff from the building. Pity. Best wishes to Joe from Dorset in England. I shall miss his common sense and his accuracy – neither qualities being possessed by the Met Office.

February 22, 2011 9:21 am

JB was THE reason I subscribed to Accuweather Pro in order to access his almost daily video blogs “The Big Dog” and “the Long Ranger”. He taught me much of what I know about weather through those videos. I will have to reconsider my subscription now.

February 22, 2011 9:21 am

Best wishes. Too bad the three Meyers did not who to treasure. I just ended my subscription to AccuWeather because they would not let me “choose” to renew each year. Was about to get there anyway. Too much AGW nonsense and not very accurate predictions for Los Angeles weather. But Joe was great. Joe, please let us know where you are and what you are doing; it seems you have many followers here. Thanks, Anthony, for the post and for keeping the information straight about Joe’s resignation. Of course, he still was not “treasured” or it seems he would have been given the time and space to do more of what he was so good at.

February 22, 2011 9:30 am

Dang that is too bad. Joe was the reason I went to Accuweather everyday. Good luck Joe! Let us know where you land.

February 22, 2011 9:56 am

Good luck Joe. Look forward to you getting a bigger platform from which to speak and teach about weather, climate and forecasts.
All the Best!

R. de Haan
February 22, 2011 10:06 am

RR Kampen says:
February 22, 2011 at 3:14 am
“Wait a year, then Bastardi will inform us how he misinformed the world about AGW and why he did”.
RR Kampen, you’re so out of line.
Why don’t you come up with real hard evidence about Joe Bastardi “misinforming the World about AGW” instead of below the belt remarks without merit.

R. de Haan
February 22, 2011 10:12 am

It seems to me that AccuWeather is losing lot’s of visitors.
Joe Bastardi will bring his own crowd.
Isn’t that great.
Enjoy the crowd as long as I stay on the job because it’s the only crowd you get.

February 22, 2011 10:21 am

JB was the only one at Accuweather with any kind of knowledge about what is really occuring with our weather.Since it hapened so fast ,with no warning, it makes you really wonder if his stance on future forecast and the fact he doesn’t buy into the global warming saga wasn’t the reason he resigned.I feel sure Accuweather will be hurt by his departure in terms of cliants.I ‘m not a cliant though enjoyed listening to him but I can say for sure i’m finished with Accuweather.
I will tell this story on accuweather.I’ve posted many time on thier site .One day last fall there was a story that Brett Anderson had wrote about something cauesd by global warming.Well I replid to his post and asked how he could sleep at night lieing to the American people and how GW was a load .Well the next day I received a warning from Accuwether about personal attacks.But you know last month JB came out with fact showing how the earth is cooling and ther were many personal attacks on him .I guess it only matter to Accuweather which side of the fence you are on.

Skip Breton
February 22, 2011 10:28 am

I guess it is time to stop my subscription to the accu weather pro site without Joe there site is boring

Michael Jennings
February 22, 2011 10:30 am

Good luck to a great forecaster and fine human being. Please let us know where you end up Joe and don’t quit your WUWT Sea Ice updates! 🙂

February 22, 2011 10:50 am

Agree with several previous posters that Joe’s sudden departure + the recent AGW shilling occurring by others at AccuWeather makes it look like something happened there. But the way I read Anthony’s addendum he seems to completely rule that out. I hope you can shed some light on this Joe! I endorse the calls for some guest posting here.
Of course on the bright side this leaves open the grand possibility of an insanely awesome triumvirate of Joe Bastardi, Anthony Watts and Ryan Maue joining forces maybe under the guidance of a true pioneer, John Coleman, and forming a new syndicated television weather outlet!
My motives are selfish of course, because such a channel might be able to compete with, or better yet replace that rookie league {self-snip} propaganda ridden piece of {self-snip} useless {self-snip} TWC on my cable system.
Perhaps call it ASWC All-Star Weather Channel or AWC Actual Weather Channel or RWC Real Weather Channel! Three people, three shifts, ya know. Think of the possibilities! The list of guest stars could be amazing (Willis on location from the South Pacific, Piers Corbyn from the UK). Instead of that ‘Storm Stories’ seen elsewhere, you could air segments with WUWT exposes. Instead of that incestuous crossover they do with MSNBC, you might drag in FNC just for fun to see certain talking heads explode.
But I digress.

February 22, 2011 10:58 am

R. Gates says:
February 21, 2011 at 8:41 pm
I don’t agree with Joe’s stance on several key climate issues (not the least of which was his position on the future direction of sea ice extent)…but I respect him and wish him well. Somehow I suspect we’ve not heard the last of Joe…
As always…your comments are always your own little argument from authority, as if you are on the same plane as Bastardi.
Nobody really cares that much on whether you “agree” with him or not. You might, but that’s about it.
But its good to know that you at least respect Bastardi…as well you should.
He is brilliant, free-thinking meteorological powerhouse, and SHOULD be respected, such respect not hinging on yours or others’ [mine included] opinion of him.
Norfolk, VA, USA

February 22, 2011 11:09 am

Skip Breton says:
February 22, 2011 at 10:28 am
I guess it is time to stop my subscription to the accu weather pro site without Joe there site is boring
I could not agree more.
Maybe he will start his own company anew….to compete directly with them.
Guess I won’t be renewing my subscription there. Joe made it fun.
Norfolk, VA, USA

February 22, 2011 11:49 am

Accuweather was a favorite. Which site is now a favorite, or at least a fallback?
Comments from those with opinions?

February 22, 2011 12:46 pm

Will miss your blog, and video updates and your keen insight to climate change, pattern recognition and not worshiping the models. I have cancelled my subscription at the Pro Site.

Aunty Freeze
February 22, 2011 2:48 pm

Joe was the only reason I went onto the accuweather site. I just hope Joe continues his blog and updates somewhere, I need my fix and can’t face going cold turkey!

Bill Gray
February 22, 2011 2:52 pm

Good Luck to my buddy ‘Jumpin Joe Bastardi’, whose father led him in the only direction he could go – weather forecasting. Nobody that I know is more enthusiastic about forecasting than Joe. If only we could package and sell his enthusiasm.
Over the years Joe and I may have had a few small differences about hurricanes, but on the subject of AGW Joe and I are 100 percent on the same track. And we’re both going to be proven right. Keep saying it ain’t so, Joe! I’m with you all the way.
Warmest regards, Bill Gray

February 22, 2011 3:30 pm

I think JB is great! Let me add my 2 bits of speculation to the mix.
My first thought was JB could show up somewhere on FNC, Roger Ailes tossed a nice bone to Juan Williams after he got canned by PBS. However, since he resigned, I would guess there could be something bigger. He would be a great mouthpiece for a well financed, high profile organization that is trying to get the truth out to the masses. His media background gives him the ability to get his message out effectively. (gee, kinda like another ‘weatherman’ we know!)
Regardless of where he ends up, he is smart and talented, and in this great country, he will have many great options!

February 22, 2011 5:17 pm

Oh no: No Monday Morning Sea Ice Report and other assorted goodies delivered by the Rock of Meteorology.

February 22, 2011 5:53 pm

Ryan Maue says:
February 21, 2011 at 9:11 pm
I don’t usually visit ClimateProgress, but decided to follow the link that juanse barros provided up above.
I am aghast at the unadulterated bullshit on that site. If a scientist or journalist cites that vitriolic propaganda from that gas-bag Joe Romm, then they deserve the defamation suits and fraud allegations that follow. I had no idea that it was that bad. 😉

Well Ryan, you evidentally haven’t been to Eli Rabett’s Rabett Run either with the Droppings along the bunny trail and papa bunny’s mean offspring. Talk about a lot of rancid s–t pouring out of a site! Got my dose of it last night when I mistakenly got lead there and down that bunny hole! ☺

February 22, 2011 6:12 pm

You are the best, to all my friends they know you as “Morgan’s Weather Guru”!
You are the reason I have a subscription with AccuWeather, and with you gone I certainly have to reevaluate that.
Please keep all of us informed about your future plans; I, for one, will follow you anywhere!
If instead you decide to really hang it up and spend more family time. Thanks for the ride for all these years. You are truly the best!

February 22, 2011 9:05 pm

Comcast now owns the Weather Channel. I bet Joe will go to work for them.

February 22, 2011 9:07 pm

Good luck Joe!
And thank you for all the fish!

John A Jauregui
February 22, 2011 10:51 pm

I’m betting Accu-weather’s politically connected and correct management is compelled to use forecasters who support the government’s information operation goal of convincing the mass of voters that four atmospheric molecules in ten thousand (400 PPM) hold sway over our planet’s climate.

RR Kampen
February 23, 2011 12:59 am

R. de Haan says:
February 22, 2011 at 10:06 am
RR Kampen, you’re so out of line.
Why don’t you come up with real hard evidence about Joe Bastardi “misinforming the World about AGW” instead of below the belt remarks without merit.

I don’t have to. The burden is on ‘skeptics’ to prove AGW doesn’t exist. The burden is too heavy, as we know.

February 23, 2011 1:22 am

I am from Spain, I joined accuweather due to Joe. I sorry he left, I believe no more use to be there.
If Joe reads this, just to give him my best wishes, and thanks very much, you i have learned a lot from you. Thanks once time more
Best wishes in your new projects.
3 years ago, I invited you to come to see our area, you are always wellcome

February 23, 2011 3:14 am

Bye-bye Accuweather … Hallo Joe!! Looking forward to where you’re going to surface!

February 23, 2011 6:58 am

RR Kampen says:
“The burden is on ‘skeptics’ to prove AGW doesn’t exist. The burden is too heavy, as we know.”
Kampen, you should have a restraining order imposed barring you from being within 300 feet of any student.
For the umpteenth time: the burden is on the promoter of a hypothesis [such as the ridiculous CO2=CAGW hypothesis] to make his case. Skeptics have nothing to prove. Skeptics do not have the burden to “prove AGW doesn’t exist.” The onus is completely on the climate alarmist crowd. Your cranial-rectal inversion makes you see the scientific method backwards. You need to see a proctologist, pronto.

February 23, 2011 7:44 am

I’m thinking we could all be in trouble. $5 gas and double dip recession. Without a no BS place for farmers to go for weather information like they had at StormXchange/weather we face disastrous consequences.

February 23, 2011 11:17 am

I regularly listened to Joe Bastardi’s blogs on AccuWeather. He predictions, explanation, and discussion of current weather was interesting and thoughtful
Best wishes Joe.

February 23, 2011 12:58 pm

Alexander K Apparently you have no idea what a redneck is

February 23, 2011 4:16 pm

No Joe = No Pro site. Not sure where to get good information on 2011 Hurricane season now.

Mark Wiener
February 23, 2011 7:30 pm

All the best to Joe wherever he lands. I was never shy to question or compliment and glad Joe brought up so many good questions. He has never been afraid to address issues others avoid or cannot even comprehend. Hope he shows up somewhere engaging the dialogue he always promoted and with genuine climatologists instead of poorly qualified like Bill Nye or Bill O’Reilly.

Will Block
February 23, 2011 7:39 pm

First, best wishes, thoughts and prayers for Joe B. and his family.
The financial loss to Accuweather will not be limited to the Pro Site subscribers; were I one of Joe B.’s high dollar the energy client subscribers, with Joe B.’s personal handling and tailoring gone, I would have to cancel immediately, legalities be danged.
As a long-time pro Site subscriber, the value of that site to me certainly just diminished hugely.
Either I will see Henry Margusity and especially Joe B.’s appointed replacement Paul Pastelok prove themselves to be far better medium and long range forecasters and communicators than they have shown hints of, or I will see that each and both of those fellows cannot begin to offer subscribers what Joe B. offered.
Joe B. was also a teacher; he not only challenged readers and viewers to understand his logic, he provided sources we could delve into.
My bottom line is this: unless and until I see Joe B.’s ‘replacements’ showing me far more that they have to date, I need a new source for long range weather and climate information, and one which has no government and preferably no academic ties.
Any suggestions?
Will Block

Gary Krause
February 24, 2011 9:50 am

The man demonstrated his integrity as an ethical voice in weather and climate forecasting. His core is passionate and true to the science.
All should rise to the likes of Joe.

K Kelly
March 17, 2011 10:30 pm

I visited your blog as often as possible and one thing always rang true. You’d be a damn hard man to replace in the forecasting business. Honest, informative, intelligent analysis and completely untainted and unbiased in your views. Believe it or not, that’s actually quite hard to come by.
Good luck to you Joe.

Steve F
March 21, 2011 5:25 am

I’m sure this is old news, but I haven’t seen it anywhere. JB surfaces at
Check it out. Becomes a premium subsription service effective 4/1.
JB IS BACK! Monday doesn’t suck today.

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