I’ve known this for awhile, but couldn’t write about it until today. many people have asked me privately where former AccuWeather lead forecaster would land. The answer is in a new startup, with close associate Joe D’Aleo, first director of meteorology at the Weather Channel. – Anthony
Joe Bastardi hired by start-up firm, joins renowned forecaster Joseph D’Aleo
Joe D’Aleo notes: See the start of a new tiered weather service with Joe Bastardi and I here. Here is my blog and here is Joe B’s. Joe has video capabilities now. i will shortly. The service for now is free. It will be reasonable for the hobbyist and highly competitive with existing services in other markets. We will partner with the very best companies and people in the months ahead. We will stay close to our mission of providing the best weather and climate forecast services. I will continue to comment on climate change issues here. More to follow. For those who know the name…Dr Dewpoint rides again.
By Jason Samenow, Capitol Weather Gang, Washington Post
Less than three weeks after resigning as AccuWeather’s chief long-range forecaster, Joe Bastardi announced Friday that he has accepted the position of chief forecaster at WeatherBell, a fledgling weather consulting firm.
WeatherBell has also hired veteran meteorologist Joseph D’Aleo, who served as the Weather Channel’s first director of meteorology.
Based in New York City, WeatherBell Analytics LLC will offer meteorological products and services geared toward helping businesses manage weather risk. The company is funded entirely by angel investors. Chief executive officer Michael Barak said the name of company was inspired by someone close to him.
The company will target the financial, agriculture, and energy sectors, said Barak. It intends to leverage the forecasting talents of Bastardi and D’Aleo to help businesses in these sectors make the best decisions, he said.
“We will provide the most accurate forecasts anywhere, and because of this our clients will be able to adjust their business strategy and maximize profits,” said Barak.
WeatherBell has partnered with Skyline Software Systems, Inc., a 3D geospatial visualization software and services company based in Chantilly, Va. Skyline’s suite of web-based software will allow WeatherBell customers to fuse their own data with weather data and forecasts.