Joe Bastardi is co-chief forecaster at WeatherBELL Analytics and is an institution in the science of weather prediction. Many companies across a multitude of industries, from energy to retail, have profited from his forecasts. His exceptional skills are rooted in a comprehensive understanding of global oscillations and in-depth analysis of historical weather patterns. Bastardi’s analog approach, which finds similarities between current and historical weather patterns, allows him to make an accurate forecast, sometimes in defiance of computer model consensus.
Bastardi’s reputation for making bold and accurate forecasts has landed him on major television programs including “The O’Reilly Factor,” “The Colbert Report,” and CBS’ “The Early Show.” Bastardi graduated from Pennsylvania State University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology.