Most people think that once you get a meteorology degree, you’re destined to embark on a career as a forecaster. While that’s often true, it’s sometimes the case that a degree in meteorology by itself has limited value in today’s marketplace. For that reason, I encourage those with a degree in meteorology to combine it
Tag: Cross Enterprise
Sourcing Global Weather Data for Precision Forecasting in the Private Sector
In my previous blog, I wrote about the vital partnership between the National Weather Service and private weather companies and how each brings an essential function to the weather enterprise. In this blog, I’d like to tell you more about how a private weather company, such as WDT, builds forecasts from a variety of sources
Is the National Weather Service a Competitor to the Private Weather Sector?
There are two questions I’m often asked by friends, acquaintances, and even colleagues in the weather industry: “Is the U.S. National Weather Service a competitor of DTN?” and “What does a private weather company like DTN do?” To the first question, I respond that DTN is not a competitor to the NWS, nor are other
El NiñO vs. La NiñA. You Need to Know the Difference and Here’s Why
For the past few years, there has been a lot of talk in the news about El Niño. Now, it’s time for the opposite pattern to appear: La Niña. The change it causes to Sea Surface Temperatures (SST) will influence our winter weather. While an El Niño is an anomalous warming of the central and eastern
Do You Know How to Read a Weather Map?
Have you ever looked at a weather map and wondered what all the symbols mean? Most people understand what a cold or warm front looks like and have seen the large L or H for low and high pressure. Many haven’t seen a real surface weather map and might be confused if they did. When you’re