Weatherboy is sending meteorology students on a ‘tropical trip’


MOUNT LAUREL, NJ, February 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Continuing its commitment to making science fun and supporting future generations of the weather community, the “Weatherboy” brand and the website have partnered with the Storm Science Network to sponsor a “Trip to the Tropics” which will provide three meteorology students with an all-expenses-paid trip to the National Tropical Weather Conference held in Texas on April 6-9.

The multi-day National Tropical Weather Conference covers all major aspects of hurricane preparedness, providing a unique opportunity to learn from top experts in tropical weather. The event brings together meteorologists from the National Hurricane Center, the National Weather Service, television stations nationwide, weather-related social media stars and other professionals involved in pre-preparedness communication and post-storm response tropics or hurricanes.

The setting for the 2022 conference is along the beach of South Padre Island, Texasthe site of several hurricanes, including Beulah and Dolly.

Among the attendees scheduled for this year’s event are the director of the National Hurricane Center Ken GrahamLieutenant Colonel. Ryan Rickertone 53rd Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, Weather Channel Meteorologist Jim Cantore, Josh Morgerman who appears as himself in the television series “Hurricane Man”, and many others.

One of the highlights of the annual conference is the unveiling of Colorado State University The Tropical Meteorology Project’s forecast for the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season. Recognized as the benchmark for seasonal outlooks, the USC report will be unveiled at a special press conference as part of the wider event at Texas.

In addition to being a sponsor of the National Tropical Weather Conference for the first time this year, Weatherboy renewed its support for the Tropical Weather Project at Colorado State University (USC), which he has done every year since 2018.

At this year’s conference, CSU research scientist Dr. Phil Klotzbach will feature the 2022 forecast. “We’ve been publishing our National Tropical Weather Conference April forecast for several years now,” Dr. Klotzbach said. “This conference is a great place to broadcast our forecast, as many broadcast meteorologists are in attendance. It’s a great way to discuss our initial outlook for the hurricane season and get feedback from meteorologists on the forecast.

There are many excellent speakers at the conference discussing the latest improvements and predictions, research and public outreach/awareness. The conference also does a great job of promoting camaraderie within the broadcast weather community. » Dr. Klotzbach, who obtained his doctorate in atmospheric sciences from USC in 2007, has worked in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences since 2000 and was co-author of the Atlantic Basin Hurricane Forecast with Dr. William Gray until 2005. He became the first author of the seasonal hurricane forecasts in 2006. Klotzbach developed the two-week forecasts currently issued during the peak months of the hurricane season between August and October. He has published over 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Climate and Weather and Forecasting. And like other conference professionals, they are available for formal interviews or informal discussions.

Alex Garciaa well-known television meteorologist with that of San Antonio KABB-TV, is one of the founders of the National Tropical Weather Conference. “The idea for the National Tropical Weather Conference came about when the Bahamas Weather Conference ended,” Garcia said. “There has been no organized effort to educate and update broadcast meteorologists on the upcoming hurricane season. I saw the need and with my partner, Tim Smith, decided to develop a new conference that would bring together top hurricane forecasters, social scientists, insurance professionals, resilience experts and others to meet the needs of meteorologists and businesses. We started nine years ago with only ten meteorologists. We’ve grown by about 800% as the conference’s excellent reviews have grown.” Tim Smith adds, “The National Tropical Weather Conference has become the one conference that meteorologists from hurricane-affected communities should not miss. It’s all the content they need in one convenient, affordable and fun package. Smith is also no stranger to the world of broadcast weather; he is the chief meteorologist for KRGV-TV in the Rio Grande Valley of Texasan area that is no stranger to tropical cyclone threats.

Weatherboy is a brand of Mount Laurel, New Jersey – based isarithm LLC. The company uses its team of meteorologists deployed across the country to forecast and report on weather, earth science news and related environmental topics for its websites, social networks and media partners that rely on their stories and visuals. Isarithm continues to add full-time meteorologists to its growing team this year, with plans to be not only the largest private weather forecasting and reporting service in the Northeastern United States, but also the best in the region.

The Weatherboy-sponsored promotion with the National Tropical Weather Conference begins on February 1, 2022 and crosses March 15, 2022. Three random undergraduate or graduate students pursuing meteorological studies will be chosen to participate in the event in Texas. In addition to getting a free pass, paid round-trip airfare and hotel stay, and meals included in the event, lucky winners will also have the option of having a private session. with expert meteorologists at the event to discuss hurricanes, career advice, or more. To learn more about the whole conference or the student promotion, people can visit

Michael Phillips
Chief Meteorologist, Weatherboy
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