The Benefits of Snow Climatology
We are approximately 2 months away from December and it’s crunch time to get those snow removal bids out for the upcoming winter. After last year’s overactive season, a good place to start this year, would be to gain knowledge of climatological snowfall over the past 5, 10, 15, or even 30 years. This newly acquired information will assist in the bidding process and make your bids accurate and competitive.
Hopefully all that made it out to the SIMA show last week in Columbus, OH had an awesome time. We would like to thank everyone that stopped by our booth as it was nice to see our current clients along with some brand new faces. From the many educational sessions to keynote speakers, we picked up some great tips on how to enhance our customer’s experience. There was certainly a good deal of excitement at this year’s show coming off one of the most active winters in history, where most everyone across the country saw plenty of winter weather.
Introducing Our Staff, Part 10
Our next featured meteorologist, Ken Elliott, started full time at WeatherWorks in November of 2006. Ken graduated Magna Cum Laude in May 2005 with a B.S. in Atmospheric Science. Ken is a jack of all trades as he helps in Forensics, Long Range, Graphics, IT and developing new products for clients. Ken’s main area of forecasting is for the Northeast and Midwest, especially focusing on the Hudson Valley area and NYC/Long Island. I spoke with Ken and asked him a few general questions:
Introducing Our Staff, Part 9
Next up in our employee bios is Mike Mihalik, who started working at WeatherWorks in the fall of 2008. Mike is the head of our social media department, producing content for Facebook, Twitter, etc. Along with social media, he produces daily forecasts, Certified Snowfall Totals, past weather reports, along with radio forecasts for the many stations we work with across NJ/NY. Mike graduated from Penn State University in May 2003, earning with Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology.
Introducing Our Staff, Part 8
Our next featured meteorologist is Brian Silviotti, who is going on his 4th year at WeatherWorks. Brian holds the distinction of being the first Science Officer at the company and incorporates his knowledge in helping to oversee and advance numerous WeatherWorks’ products. Brian graduated from University of Albany earning both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in atmospheric science along with a minor in Mathematics.
Join Us at the SIMA Symposium!
It’s that time of year again!! WeatherWorks will be exhibiting at the 17th Annual Snow and Ice Symposium in Columbus, Ohio from June 18-20th. The SIMA Symposium is always a fun experience as we help educate each other on the best principles of business management, snow and ice operations along with leadership. The symposium features educational sessions, a trade show, and several different networking events.
Introducing Our Staff, Part 7
Our next featured meteorologist is Long Range Expert, Nick Troiano. Nick started in the fall of 2010 after graduating with his Master’s Degree from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire in 2009. Aside from long range duties, Nick forecasts for the New England area and heads Winter Risk, which alerts our clients of temperature and precipitation patterns up to 1 month in advance.
I sat down with Nick and asked him a few general questions:
Introducing Our Staff, Part 5
The next meteorologist that we will spotlight is Sam DeAlba. He is currently an operational meteorologist at WeatherWorks and also is the Director of Forensic and Data Services. If you are looking for any weather data, Sam is your guy. Sam started working at Weatherworks in October of 2009 after interning at the company the year before. He is a guru with Google Earth and Sam was just married this past October. I asked Sam a few questions:
1. Why did you choose your school for meteorology and what did you enjoy most about your college experience?
WeatherWorks Storm Alert Service
With the threat for significant snow Thursday and Friday in the Northeast, many snow "predictions" have been thrown out from just a few inches to a foot or more. Imagine if your company could have 24/7 consultation with a meteorologist specifically covering your region to clarify reality from fantasy? WeatherWorks provides just that with our Storm Alert service.
Introducing Our Staff, Part 4
The next employee I would like to introduce is Christina Speciale. After graduating from Rutgers with her B.S. in meteorology in 2011, Christina started working at WeatherWorks immediately after and is marking her 2nd year with us. Christina helps with many different departments including, data and stats, social media, publications, and of course forecasting. I asked Christina a few questions about weather and some other interesting topics:
1. What sparked your interest in meteorology?