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“That is when we reach the limits of understanding the phenomena, especially in extreme weather such as tornadoes, heatwaves, floods and snowfall,” says Floehr. If machines in such chaotic systems recognize patterns that humans do not understand, it might even save lives, says Floehr: “Conventional models tend to smooth out extremes”. Read more…  

Eric Floehr, founder of ForecastWatch, tells Mic that each app gets its forecast from different places, utilizing different prediction models and relying on different meteorologists to interpret the data. “The big weather apps like AccuWeather, The Weather Channel and Dark Sky all create their own forecasts,” Floehr explains. Some of those services also sell their forecasts, which...

Today more than ever before, many companies are combining historical weather data with analytics to both protect and grow their bottom lines. While there are a few obvious industries – weather, insurance, transportation – where weather data can prove useful in making critical business decisions, there are others that may not come to mind as...

We’ve introduced you to a few of our clients over in the past few months and we thought you might like a quick introduction to our founder, Eric Floehr. The Early Years Eric received a B.Sc., Computer and Information Science from Ohio State University and worked as a C++, Java, and then Python programmer and...

Earlier this year, Heather Goldstone of NPR’s WCAI radio The Point, spoke with Peter Neilley, director of weather forecasting science at The Weather Company. Their conversation was wide-ranging and covered a variety of topics including: The rapid improvement of forecasting over the last decade, The rise of supercomputers with the ability to make projections beyond...

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May 23, 2019

ForecastWatch founder and CEO Eric Floehr most often finds himself behind a keyboard fine-tuning his suite of Python-based weather forecast monitoring and assessment products or helping clients improve their forecast accuracy. We thought you might like hearing that he’s also found himself in more unusual places – like between the pages of a best-selling book....

Despite the improvement in the science of weather forecasting, people still have a relatively poor understanding of weather forecasts, including misconceptions about the level of accuracy, Floehr says. That’s why he created ForecastWatch: to help businesspeople connect the dots between the available weather forecasts, the impacts it has on people, and what that means for...

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