Where Joe Bastardi landed

Joe Bastardi
Forecaster Joe Bastardi

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.

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March 12, 2011 12:18 pm

I kind of guessed and hoped something like this was coming.
Good luck & best wishes!

Anything is possible
March 12, 2011 12:28 pm

Wishing all the best to the two Joes, may they continue to be thorns in the side of all alarmists.
Climate scientists in general, and institutions such as NOAA, NASA and the Met Office in particular should note the fact that Bastardi and D’Aleo are laying their [snips] on the line with this venture.
If their forecasts crash and burn, so will the entire enterprise. Government-funded organisations simply do not have that level of accountability (although in my perfect world, they would).

March 12, 2011 12:29 pm

Joe Bastardi hired by start-up firm, joins renowned forecaster Joseph D’Aleo.
This has made my day!
What a powerhouse AAA team, I look forward to continuing my common sense fix about the true state of the climate.
Congratulations guys and go on slaying the warmist AGW alarmisym, with just the facts.

Jimmy Haigh
March 12, 2011 12:35 pm

“The answer is in a new startup, with close associate Joe D’Aleo, first direct of meteorology at the Wetaher Channel.”
Oops! The “Wetaher” Channel?
To err is humane….
[Fixed – thanks ~jove, mod]

March 12, 2011 12:37 pm

I hope he goes back to doing his online reports — I am sorely missing my Monday Global Ice update — not to mention the weekly weather forecasts!

March 12, 2011 12:38 pm

Great stuff. I get rather fed up with being assaulted with AGW stuff on so many of weather sites. I hope it goes well for both of them.

Rhoda R
March 12, 2011 12:40 pm

Welcome back, Joe. I expect to See Bell Weather as THE premier weather forcasting service in the US.

March 12, 2011 12:55 pm

Dream Team, (well IMHO)
Add Anthony Watts, and….OK enough of that.
Dr. Dewpoint’s past work was outstanding. Same with Icecap.

March 12, 2011 1:07 pm

Best of luck in the new endeavor, Joe and Joe.

David, UK
March 12, 2011 1:09 pm

Anything is possible says:
March 12, 2011 at 12:28 pm
Climate scientists in general, and institutions such as NOAA, NASA and the Met Office in particular should note the fact that Bastardi and D’Aleo are laying their [snips] on the line with this venture.

Those are the cruellest snips of all. My eyes are watering from just reading it.
And my [snips] hurt.

March 12, 2011 1:15 pm

I will be sure, when I have my “cuppa joe” each morning, I will check the “coupla Joes” for my weather info.

March 12, 2011 1:18 pm

Found them both and added their blogs to my read list early this morning *g* Can’t be missing the Real weather forecasters!

March 12, 2011 1:20 pm

Thanks Anthony, I look forward to regular posts from both the Joe’s.

Frank K.
March 12, 2011 1:44 pm

Excellent. I’ll be saving the link to weatherbell.com.
Seems like there are now many CAGW-free substitutes for “the weather underground” and “the weather channel”…
OT – It appears that the AMSU AQUA-ch5 daily global temperature anomaly is approaching record low territory…

Frank K.
March 12, 2011 1:45 pm

Sorry – mangled the AMSU link

March 12, 2011 2:01 pm

Like a ray of sunshine on a gloomy day.
Was expecting that he’d pop up soon and WUWT would have the link up pretty quick.

March 12, 2011 2:02 pm

Congrats. With these two, we know it’s gonna be fun.

March 12, 2011 2:05 pm

Looks like NOAA and Wahl caught at it again LOL maybe good story here with simpler explanation as usual re CA

Jeff L
March 12, 2011 2:06 pm

I am so stoked to hear this message. Since they will focus on getting the science & the forecast right instead of the politics of the day, they will completely dominate the market. I am ready to sign up for any premium services they may offer.

Dr T G Watkins
March 12, 2011 2:10 pm

Congratulations and the very best of luck to the Joes.

March 12, 2011 2:15 pm

I am SO looking forward to how this pans out. All those businesses faced with a tough choice:
A low or no cost government sponsored weather forecast based on bleeding edge research from major research institutions world wide, integrated with countless United Nations committees tasked with improving results through close cooperation between researchers, sharing of critical data and results, and coordination of continuous improvement processes.
A Joe^2 forecast that costs money, but gets it right.
Will Vegas be adding this as a category to their over/under betting?

March 12, 2011 2:23 pm

Two Joes are better than one! Somehow things seem a bit better today…
I’m glad to see, but am not surprised, that Joe B. is back on center stage…

March 12, 2011 2:42 pm

Great news – all the best guys

March 12, 2011 2:52 pm

I was rather please with the news for Mr. Bastardi until I read the following at the end of his first blog post on the new site….
“…is that there is liable to be alot more winter to “passover” the northern us from the plains to the northeast..”
Drats. I pulled the snow plow markers off the driveway just an hour ago.
Good luck Joe and congrats.

March 12, 2011 2:54 pm

Hooray, nothing like free enterprise to sort the wheat from the chaff!

Chris F
March 12, 2011 2:56 pm

The Dream Team!

March 12, 2011 3:05 pm

Joe Bastardi is as good as they get, as best I can tell from the this distance. I have admired and enjoyed his work for years and and very pleased he and I are on the same side as I am in the global warming debate.
Joe D’Aleo is the best weather forecast on Earth, with amazing long range skill. He is also one of the finest human beings on Earth with outstanding family and citizen values. I know this for sure since he worked for me when I was the supplier of weather data and my on air services at “Good Morning, America” and we sat side be side for two to three hours every early morning preparing the detailed national forecast and the television graphics. And, I know because he honored me by serving as my Director of Meteorology when we were planning, staffing, devising forecast systems, launching and operating “The Weather Channel”. In the end at TWC he had one fatal flaw that cost him his position: He was my friend. Joe’s essays on ICECAP and as Dr. Dewpoint on Intellicast were a continuing education to me. I look forward to reading and seeing his work for Weatherbell.
My hope is the service is successfully marketed and grows into the weather provider of choice in the years ahead.
Congratulations, Joe and Joe.

March 12, 2011 3:16 pm

Ata Boy Joe!
Big time congrats!
All the best, a winning team if ever I saw one.
Now then Joe, lets hear those opinions loud and clear!
A good day for the realists.

golf charley
March 12, 2011 3:42 pm

Excellent news!
Please do not forget us Brits, without Joe B’s help, I would have got badly caught out by the snow this last winter, but I listenend, and bought a snow shovel, and an entrenching tool (pick axe and spade) and dug my way through. If I had trusted the Met Office however…….

March 12, 2011 3:50 pm

We have a winner!
Well, two actually: Joe and Joe.
Wait, make that three: Us.

art johnson
March 12, 2011 3:54 pm

I couldn’t be happier. I can only shake my head at the stupidity of Accuweather. What a loss. Joe’d been complaining for months. Maybe they couldn’t have kept him anyway, but it looks like they didn’t even try.
There’s such an obvious schism developing, between the cutting edge skeptics like Bastardi and D’Aleo and Corbin and Maiui and Spencer, and the stodgy, perpetually behind the 8-ball drones who toe the party line while spending their whole careers hiding behind models. Can it be an accident that there are no superb forecasters who also happen to be alarmists?
I’m happy to pay for the privilege of subscribing to WeatherBell…

March 12, 2011 4:23 pm

Hurray! We are saved. Wow, what a team.

March 12, 2011 6:27 pm

Good work!
I hope they have a link to Australia.
BOM daily forecasts are good.
They just crash badly when they team with (my former idol) CSIRO and give government approved LongRangeWhatDoYouCallThem’s –
I know – 100 year tea leaf delusions.
So good luck Joe & Joe.
Go get them.
It’s the unvarnished truth we need – regardless of weather (whether) we like it or not.

Roger C
March 12, 2011 8:13 pm

Great site, I visit every day and it is the first log on I make when I finish the day at work. Here in Oz the media trots out the politics of the proposed carbon tax but doesn’t even consider its merits or otherwise – save for Andrew Bolt, Henry Ergas and Terry McCrann et al. All the others are still deluded and think they are journalists.
Good luck to the two Joes and will look forward to their objectivity.
BTW para 3 line 5 ‘carry so much wait in any given forecast’. I think should be ‘weight’
Also a personal pronoun mishap ‘See the start of a new tiered weather service with Joe Bastardi and I here’ should be ‘and me’ – me is the object – pedantic I know.

March 12, 2011 9:38 pm

Congrats and feel free to tap any of the stuff on my site if you could use it.

You distort we deride
March 12, 2011 9:42 pm

Wasn’t Joe supposedto become the science editor of Conservapedia?

March 12, 2011 10:31 pm

Congratulations! Bring on the videos!

March 13, 2011 3:17 am

Great I hope it works out well. I have missed Joe’s enthusiam as much as any of the messages and Videos that he has done. It shows how passionate he is about the subject and has certainly rekindled my interest in the subject.

Keith Gordon
March 13, 2011 2:46 pm

Good to see Joe has surfaced again, wish him all the best, missed his bloggs, so I hope he keeps them coming.
Just noticed Dr Ryan Maue’s site (University of Virginia) has been removed, with a note saying he is no longer is associated with them, and all information has been terminated. This was a great site for information and was recomended all the time by Joe Bastadi, anybody know what has happened? and where that information can now be obtained.
Keith Gordon

March 14, 2011 11:47 pm

Well, that’s good to hear.
I can’t imagine a better set of two guys to get it right and Get ‘er Done!
If you should need anyone to make computers go, let me know. I’d love to do it just to be able to hang around and watch things happen 😉

keith at hastings uk
March 15, 2011 2:09 pm

Great news. I too was saved embarrassment this winter by Jo B’s blog.
Note too that Joe tells like he finds it – so if the Globe is warming, he will say so! Cause is a different issue however. But we should go where the facts lead (observations, not models!)

Alfred Stauffer
March 23, 2011 6:54 am

Joe Bastardi What about the Gulf Stream disappearing? Seen it in Face Book.

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