Weather Routing & Forecasting, with Jeremy Davis, WRI Inc.

23 June 2016

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“We’ve talked to clients that have been in those Category 3 Hurricanes coming across the Yucatan and, you know, we’re constantly calling them, making sure they’re okay. It does get tough emotionally. A lot of these clients have used us for years. Of course we want them safe, we know them, sometimes on a personal level. You’ve got to take the emotion out of it, try to not get too caught up.” 
-Jeremy Davis, Forecaster at WRI Inc.

Episode #152 is a fascinating and technical conversation with Jeremy Davis, a senior forecaster & weather router at WRI. Andy & Jeremy talk about climate change, pilot charts, hurricane season, Bahamian 'derechos' (i.e. wicked and sustained thunderstorms), how to become a meteorologist, the difference between weather routing & weather forecasting and much much more. Make sure to check out the show notes below to see some of the real-life stuff that a weather router does, as well as sample forecasts, climatology reports and more.

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Links to WRI

Sample Climatology Report

Actual Tropical Outlook Prepared for Lee Cumberland on s/v Satori (click for PDF).