Browsing All posts tagged under »Joe Bastardi«

Comment on New GFS Forecast Model

February 25, 2019 by


Joe Bastardi  ~   Complacency, comfort, and reliance can breed a false sense of security. That is nature’s rule. Why do you think game wardens do not like people feeding wild animals? Because they become dependent on food being handed to them and lose the skills natural to them to make them stronger and better. […]

More Evidence Water Vapor Is Dominant Influence on Temperatures

December 9, 2018 by


By  Joe Bastardi   ~    This may seem revolutionary given all the emphasis put on CO2 as the so-called “climate control knob.” But we have a classic case of direct linkage to water vapor occurring, with high-latitude warming and the cold seasons revealing this most vividly. More water vapor means more clouds. In fact, the cooler […]

Hurricane Florence: How We Got Here

September 11, 2018 by


By Joe Bastardi ~  If I am right, this will be the most costly disaster for the Carolinas and Virginias on record. In addition, given our winter forecast, we expect the core of the cold and snow, relative to average, to be near these same areas, which for them means this could very well be the most […]

Nature Doing What Nature Does

September 1, 2018 by


By Joe Bastardi ~  I am not in the market to harm any person in any debate. Looking back, I have found that fighting everybody and fighting everything is not what debating should be about. In fact, when it comes to the climate, fighting is a distraction from what someone like me really wants to do, which […]

For the Love of the Weather

July 5, 2014 by


By Joe Bastardi ~ I will be in Las Vegas for the 9th International Conference on Climate Change July 7-9. I enjoy attending these because everyone I come in contact with is someone I can learn from. My father and mother taught me to surround myself with people I could look up to. I adapted that […]

There’s Nothing New Under the Sun

December 27, 2013 by


By Joe Bastardi · As winter gets ready to crank up over the coming weeks – which, I must confess, given our cold winter forecast and the affect on our clients who heeded our advice, I have no qualms about – I thought I would bring back a golden oldie to counter the revisionist […]

Slap Your Face, Pick Your Pocket, Cold and Snow

December 5, 2013 by


  By Joe Bastardi ~ The recent cold snap (the month of November was the coldest November since 1996) set over 1000 cold records. If what’s coming in the next 15 days is followed by what we at WeatherBELL believe will be a cold January for the United States, it will mean the late fall/winter […]