Friday, January 17, 2014

Talking More Cold Air With Weatherbell.com Meteorologist, Joe Bastardi


Some of you may already know Joe Bastardi.  In my opinion, he's one of the nations leading long range meteorologists and it was a pleasure to interview him via Skype Thursday afternoon from his home in Pennsylvania.

Since last fall, Joe has been on top of the evolving pattern all the way into this winter.   For quite awhile he has been talking quite a bit about an upcoming cold period at the end of this month into February.  Lo and behold, the data lately is supporting his ideas.

On Wednesday, Joe sent out this tweet and it really got my attention, "I believe when totaled up, the economic impact of cold from Jan 20-Feb 5 on the US will be the winter equal of a major hurricane hit on US".  I thought it was time to interview him!

In this two part interview we discuss the possibility of the coming arctic air,  the February forecast, and the upcoming severe weather season for Arkansas.

While we were recording the interview something was wrong with my audio input so you will not hear me in this interview.  I will put up graphics with what I asked Joe.  It's a long interview, but it's absolutely loaded with great information.



6 comments:

rljoslin@gmail.com said...

Todd
You just keep building on an already great product. Joe's interview was absolutely fascinating. Thank you so much for such an interesting and valuable information source.
Robert Joslin

Anonymous said...

The crystal ball shows mild conditions around here during the last days of January and the first days of February. Enjoy a taste of spring!

Anonymous said...

Looks like Todd and especially Joe busted!!

Anonymous said...

How exactly did Todd and Joe bust? They are talking about the end of the coming week, not last weekend. Not sure how you can claim they "busted" when we are still five days away from the time period they were talking abut..... and what crystal ball are you referring to? The weather apps on your cell phones? Heck those things aren't even close to accurate until a couple days out... Any farther out than that and they seem to just guess... So yeah...

Anonymous said...

Did Gregg Dee from kark do the last 2 posts on here . He he has never been a fan of this blog from other people who know him.

Anonymous said...

The first two days of February might be warmer and then Feb. 3rd thru 5th could possibly bring another cold snap with the potential of ice or snow depending how cold it gets on the 4th of February . So his predictions might be right.