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Posted by: In: The Weather Reporter 19 Dec 2013 0 comments


Having spent my entire meteorological career serving the military and government I was somewhat restricted in the way I was able to gather, use, and disseminate information to the customer.  As I embark in my new career as owner and chief meteorologist of my own company I am exciting about the prospects of having unlimited access to all information available.  The amount data available to all users is enormous and virtually the same.  The way users gather, analyze, and utilize the data varies depending on the security and regulations on the hardware and software in place. 

In this day and age weather data and information is accessible and available to all in a variety of ways; internet, weather apps, TV.  It is vital that when running a business highly dependent on weather that one consults with an expert to interpret the data correctly and forecast it accurately.  It is the difference between making money and losing money over critical weather related decisions. 

My role as an independent and private meteorologist and the role of The Weather Reporter (TWR) are to utilize the vast amount of data and turn it into valuable information that addresses the specific business weather concerns.  This allows the customer to make well informed business decisions when it comes to the weather and conducting business operations.  A major function is to be able to filter, adjust to specific locale, and communicate all of the National Weather Service forecasts, watches, and warnings issued. 

TWR’s first responsibility is to understand the potential client’s business and what are the main weather concerns for the specific type of industry or event.  TWR will add value to the weather data by creating customer specific weather content based on the weather concerns of the business.  TWT will create site specific forecasts based on high resolution model guidance and will present and communicate the information in an easy to understand method to again allow the customer to make a well informed risk management decision.

The Weather Reporter will utilize state of art meteorological hardware and software to create the content that is needed to properly inform the customer of the potential hazards.  Tools used by TWR include high resolution radar software capable interrogating individual thunderstorm cells to determine the onset of lightning, high winds, and heavy rain on a small scale.  Once lightning occurs TWR has the necessary software to see the location of the lightning strikes and provide real time updates to customers.  TWR has access to data from a large network of government and personal weather stations that provide real time precipitation, pressure, relative humidity, temperature, and wind data.  This allows TWR to monitor real time conditions and be able to provide continuous updates and forecasts to customers.  Access to high resolution satellite data allows TWR to not only monitor local conditions relative to a business operation site but can monitor tropical systems moving off the African coast that could possibly impact operations two weeks in the future.  This is especially important during the Atlantic basin hurricane season which runs from June to November.

While TWRs main mission will be geared towards providing weather support for shorter term time frames (up to 5 days) the capability to look at longer term weather outlooks for business or event planning purposes are also available.  It is the responsibility of TWR to look at all of the computer models and determine their reliability and validity in order to choose the one that is handling the current atmospheric situation the best.  This will enable TWR to provide customers the best possible support and consultation.

Posted by: In: The Weather Reporter 19 Dec 2013 0 comments


JoelTumbioloIn writing this article about my vision for The Weather Reporter I feel it is necessary to first talk about my experience as a meteorologist and describe my qualifications.  As I write this introductory article about myself and my company The Weather Reporter I am closing one professional chapter while opening a new one.  For the past 25 years I have served the U.S. Air Force and DOD as a civilian meteorologist, 22 years at Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida.  I was part of a select team that supported all grounds and launches operations and ultimately provided the final weather GO-NO GO decision to senior management officials with the Air Force, NASA, and other major aerospace companies.  I supported over 200 launches to include Space Shuttle and other NASA interplanetary missions, military and other national security missions, and commercial missions for several U.S. and international companies.

Through my work in the space launch business not only did I acquire a vast amount of meteorological knowledge and experience, I also learned the value of operational site specific and time specific weather forecasting.  My vision for The Weather Reporter is to utilize the meteorological and customer support skills and lessons I have learned in the space launch business weather support and apply them to everyday business support.  Whether it is a contractor on a deadline to lay concrete or roofing shingles, a promoter of a major outdoor event wondering whether to order and put up tents for guests, or a private fishing charter company scheduling customers, they all share the same risk when it comes to the weather.  My goal is provide the customer with expert meteorological consultation so an informed business or event decision can be made when it comes to weather and risk management.

My passion for meteorology and desire to provide the best support possible to my clients is my motivation.  TWR will provide detailed oriented weather forecasts tailored to the specific industry, business, or event.  TWR will provide no nonsense weather support without all the ‘TV’ style and generalized information.