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Joe Bastardi

Formerly the Chief Long Range Forecaster at Accuweather, Joe Bastardi 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. Mr.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.

During his 32 year tenure at Accuweather, Mr. Bastardi built a large private client services business. Additionally, Mr. Bastardi was well known for his blog featuring the popular videos “The Big Dog” and “The Long Ranger.”

His reputation for making bold and accurate forecasts has landed him on major television programs including Fox News Live, ABC World News, The O’Reilly Factor, The Colbert Report, CBS’ The Early Show, Imus in the Morning, and several others.

Mr. Bastardi graduated from Pennsylvania State University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology. He is a Policy Advisor to The Heartland Institute.

Recent Articles and Publications

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October 6, 2021
By Joe Bastardi
Democrats continue to lie to the American people about weather patterns in order to sow fear and create support for increased governmental powers.
September 8, 2021
By Joe Bastardi
Hurricane Ida is a natural response.
June 7, 2021
By Joe Bastardi
NOAA’s numbers btw agree with what our company put out in March, and has been touted here several times.
June 1, 2021
By Joe Bastardi
It’s not about climate and weather its about an agenda.

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