The New WeatherAdvance.com

Weather Advance has gone through a renovation project where we are currently switching servers and at the same time trying to provide higher quality for our viewers. There will be a few things added to the site with time but this is how things will look.

Weather Advance is currently hiring forecasters over the age of 17 that have a measure of knowledge of the weather. Only 10 Are being looked for at the time. WeatherAdvance.com may push North into Canada once we receive forecasters for them. Here is what WeatherAdvance.com is looking for.

Forecasters for Northeast & Mid-Atlantic - We need 4 forecasters to forecast for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.  Please Refer to the qualifications page for further details on what is needed to be a forecaster for WeatherAdvance.com

Forecasters For Southeast- We need 4 forecasters to forecast for the southeast. Please refer to the qualifications page for further details on what is needed to be a forecaster for WeatherAdvance.com

Forecasters For the Mid-west- We need One forecaster for the Midwest. Please refer to the qualifications page for further details on what is needed to be a forecaster for WeatherAdvance.com

Forecasters For the West- We need One forecaster for the West. Please refer to the qualifications page for further details on what is needed to be a forecaster for WeatherAdvance.com

Now for our final positions we are looking for very experienced forecasters at least 18yrs old in age. We are looking for 2 severe weather specialist, and 2 hurricane & winter weather specialist. Those will look into severe weather events and be allowed to use live-stream to track storms and post severe weather watches and warnings live. Also they will be able to post detailed analysis on approaching storm systems. Such as for example, why a potential coastal low looks more likely to head out to sea, or why hurricane April will stay and or hit the coast. If you are interested in any of these positions please contact WeatherAdvance.com management below.  Please provide your name, e-mail address and telephone number, in order to get in contact with you. PLEASE NOTE: Weather Advance is not hiring for paid positions. These are strictly voluntary and are for those who have a strong love for the weather.

Dante' Brown-Royal

About Dante' Brown-Royal

Hello, I am Dante' the CEO/President of Weather Advance. I most of the time specialize in Winter Weather and winter forecasting. I also am pretty decent in predicting severe weather and tracking hurricanes. Howevere usually that's not my forte. I will strive to always give you the most accurate updates possible, and information possible when it comes to the weather!

16 comments on “The New WeatherAdvance.com

  1. Are you still looking for southeast weather forecasters? I have a bs in broadcast meteorology and would love to participate. Let me know!

    James

  2. I was wondering if still needed a Winter Weather Specialist. As I am very much into track and forecasting snowstorms. I am 18 years old with a very intense interest in weather (since I was 4 years old). If want to contact me my number (413) 636-5888, my best time to contact me is between 3pm-9pm. I hope to hear from you guys!
  3. Hi Stephen. My name is Matthew. I am basically the main Meaterologist for the Southeast U.S we would be glad to accept you here at WeatherAdvanceStormCenter.com. All you need to is send a application to the CEO (Dante’Brown-Royal). Im sure he will have a spot open for you. Hope this helps. ,
    Matthew
  4. Hi guys, I check your website from time to time and I love reading your posts. I especially love the long range forecasts and videos you guys do. I’m only fifteen years old, but I’m a hardcore weather fanatic in the southeast and I’m an active member of three weather forums online. You don’t have to hire me or anything, but I would love to contribute anyway I can. I’m not a weather weenie either, I know what I’m talking about. By the way my specialties are winter weather and hurricanes. I predicted the great southeast blizzard of January 2011 two weeks beforehand (I’ve got proof for that claim). but I’m especially skilled with hurricane tracking.
    –I’m sure other more qualified people have applied, but I will always be here analyzing the lasted IR and visible satellites if you need me :)
  5. Dante, I have been looking for your job application and I tried going to other older links, but they don’t seem to be working. Can you send me the link to the application? I would greatly appreciate it.
  6. Hello, I am a real weather enthusiast, even though I am only 13. I do not need you to hire me or anything, but just I would like to help in some way. Thank you very much.

    I live in Atlanta

  7. Hello,

    I have been very interested in the weather since I was a kid. I’m on weather.com everyday for at least an hour. if there’s a big storm coming my way i could be on for more then 4 hours.

    My problem is I don’t think. i have a good knowledge of weather forecasting. could someone give me some tips to becoming a better forecaster?

    Thank you

  8. @ Mike
    I hope this helps get you started
    Similar to you, and the other forecasters on this site, I have been interested in the weather since I was little as well. For me, it was a little project in kindergarten on describing how April showers would bring may flowers. From that point forward, I became very intrigued by the weather, and I first started out by watching the weather channel for several years and other local outlets to get a general basis of the weather (which I’m sure you already have). It wasn’t until about 2009 when I started to get away from the weather channel, and begin to conduct my own daily research into the weather. The first storm I remember studying was Hurricane Bill in 2009, and I was very fascinated by the storm itself, the size, intensity, the fact that we were in an el nino hurricane season, which made strong hurricanes like that even more rare, and the pure beauty of that hurricane still captivates me to this day. From that point forward, I have been doing my own research into what drives the weather, and have closely studied computer models, the teleconnections and certain patterns that you have to look out for, and some basics concepts about the weather that I apply to my forecasts to this day whenever I look at the computer models or factors that I use in my forecast (those factors include, but not limited to: 25-30 day sunspot cycles, NAO/AO (North Atlantic Oscillation, Arctic Oscillation), PNA (Pacific-North America Index), MJO (Madden-Julian Oscillation), Stratospheric warming events, ENSO (El Nino Southern Oscillation), PDO, (Pacific Decadal Oscillation) AMO (Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation) western Pacific tropical activity, Siberian snowfall in October on upcoming winter, among many other things I look at to make forecasts.

    Here’s some helpful links that you can add onto what Rick has already given you to help get you started in understanding these factors and how they relate to the overall weather pattern. (even though I understand Wikipedia is not necessarily the most reliable source, gets the general point across)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Atlantic_oscillation (North Atlantic Oscillation)
    http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/precip/CWlink/pna/nao.shtml (NAO measurements link)
    http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/precip/CWlink/daily_ao_index/ao.shtml (AO measurement link)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_oscillation (Arctic Oscillation)
    http://www.nc-climate.ncsu.edu/climate/patterns/NAO.html (NAO & AO) http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/teleconnections/pna/ (PNA)
    http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/precip/CWlink/pna/pna.shtml
    http://www.erh.noaa.gov/btv/events/Dec1989/figure20.png (Picture of generally what a positive and negative PNA, although each situation is different, blue and shades of purple show lower than normal pressures, which are also indicative of storminess and colder than normal temperatures in general. Reds, oranges, and yellows show above normal pressures, high pressure, (also known as ridging or “blocking”, and this is generally indicative of a less storminess and warmer than normal conditions.)
    http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/precip/CWlink/MJO/mjo.shtml (MJO measurement link)
    http://www-das.uwyo.edu/~geerts/cwx/notes/chap12/mjo.html (MJO)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madden–Julian_oscillation (MJO)
    The MJO is especially helpful in hurricane season when the upward motion over the tropics is key to predicting stronger periods of hurricane activity, and is useful for predicting winter temperatures and jet stream patterns. One thing I will say is that the MJO has more noticeable effects during periods of la nina, rather than el nino, and tends to “misbehave during deep la nina episodes, and the upward MJO pulse has a tendency to go towards the region of the tropics with the warmest temperatures in comparison to averages) http://www.bom.gov.au/watl/about-weather-and-climate/australian-climate-influences.shtml?bookmark=mjo (MJO)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudden_stratospheric_warming (Stratospheric warming events)
    http://weather-underground.discovery.com/blog/Levi32/comment.html?entrynum=528&theprefset=BLOG&theprefvalue=1 (last year Levi Cowan’s explanation of the stratospheric warming event, very informative)
    Here’s the link to Levi Cowan’s site, where you can look past at some of his previous videos to learn some things about the weather, especially hurricanes and the tropics http://www.tropicaltidbits.com/
    (GFS stratosphere temps, feel free to click on the different levels of the stratosphere (hPa) to see the condition of the stratosphere and the polar vortex.) http://www.daculaweather.com/4_stratosphere_temp.php
    (GFS stratosphere heights) http://www.daculaweather.com/4_stratosphere_height.php
    (ECMWF stratosphere heights and temps) http://www.daculaweather.com/4_stratosphere_temp_ecmwf.php
    (1985 arctic outbreak, with some of the coldest air of the 20th century triggered by the largest observed stratospheric warming event on record) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_1985_Arctic_outbreak
    (Although this forecast below didn’t verify, still somewhat applicable to our current situation, and perhaps could be of future reference if we see similar conditions set-up again)
    http://firsthandweather.com/blog/all-posts/historic-1985-january-arctic-outbreak-preceded-warm-december-1984
    (ENSO) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Niño–Southern_Oscillation
    (ENSO) http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/precip/CWlink/MJO/enso.shtml
    (PDO) http://jisao.washington.edu/pdo/
    (PDO related, although the video is a couple years old, Joe Bastardi really explains things well in this video, and this relates to this current winter) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkKURzmPwso
    (PDO) http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/teleconnections/pdo/
    (AMO) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_multidecadal_oscillation
    (Siberian snowfall and effects on winter) http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/updraft/assets_c/2011/01/1%201%201%201%201%201%201%201%201%201%201%201%201%201%201%201%201%201%20polar%20vortex-thumb-500×285.jpg
    (Very good link here, helps to connect the stratospheric warming to AMO, PDO, and the polar vortex. After getting basics down about the AMO, PDO, AO, NAO, and stratospheric warming events, this article will be easy to understand and will help you connect these factors much better. Please read this, well worth the read, and in fact, even I learned a few things after reading this, and I ay apply some of this new knowledge into one of my next posts!) http://www.nws.noaa.gov/ost/climate/STIP/FY11CTBSeminars/jcohen_062211.pdf
    ((25-30 day sunspot cycle) http://www.solen.info/solar/
    (Western Pacific Satellite, very useful as I’ll explain below) http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/imagery/twpac.html
    (Very useful link during and in the weeks and few months prior to hurricane season) http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/cyclone/data/at.html

    Here are some sites I check daily for weather information, including models and such, some you may have already heard of
    http://theweathercentre.blogspot.com/
    http://www.weatherbell.com/premium/ (this site requires a subscription fee, but well worth it if you really want to become a meteorologist. Joe Bastardi, Joe D’Aleo, and Ryan Maue are extremely experienced and I learn new things almost every day from these guys.)
    (Joe Bastardi’s son and others run this site) http://firsthandweather.com/
    (National Weather Service) http://www.weather.gov/
    (Allan Huffman’s Weather Model and Data Page) http://www.americanwx.com/raleighwx/models.html
    (PSU E-wall, another great site to look at models) http://www.meteo.psu.edu/~fxg1/ewall.html
    (Joe Bastardi’s twitter page) https://twitter.com/BigJoeBastardi
    (Ryan Maue’s twitter page) https://twitter.com/RyanMaue
    (probably already seen this page in the stratospheric warming sites above, this is the home page of that website) http://www.daculaweather.com/gfs_forecast_180.php
    (snowfall accumulation on GFS, NAM, and RUC models out to 120 hrs) http://wintercast.tripod.com/id14.html

    There are many other sites out there that you may stumble upon in the future, these are some to get you started.
    As far as how to use this knowledge and tools, people have different methods of doing things, I preferably like to look at the factors like the PNA, NAO, AO, etc. before I look at the models, because the models themselves take into account these factors when they make their forecasts, and like humans, computers are bound to have errors in their forecasts, and if you see contradiction in the factors and the models, go with what the factors are indicating, because most times, the models will correct with time as they correctly take into account the conditions at hand and the factors presented in front of them. It is also not good to stare at models to make forecasts, because that can get you into trouble as the model will likely flip-flop several times before an actual occurence of an event, but if you are within a decent range of a significant event, like 3-5 days, or a week, (rarely more), then, with model agreement you can make some kind of forecast based off of that, but models should be used as tools, not actual forecasts.
    If I see two contradicting factors, like NAO and western Pacific typhoon activity, I’ll always go with the tropics (in this case that’s western Pacific typhoon activity) over the mid and high latitudes, because the tropics have more energy than the mid and high latitudes. Also, the exchange in the amount of energy is greater in warm air than in cool air, which means it takes more energy to change one degree of the air when its warm as opposed to it being cold. (For ex, something like a change in one degree of temp near 80 is the equivalent of at least 10 degrees of change at -30 or so, but not sure on the specifics on this, but you get the general picture). Also, the ocean has 100x the amount of energy capacity as the atmosphere, and when you look at the tropical oceans, you can see why ENSO is so heavily depended upon for various seasonal forecasts because of the fact that the Pacific Ocean lies over the most region of equator than any other ocean, and the western Pacific has the highest TCHP (Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential) and SST (Sea-Surface temperature values of anywhere on the globe, making that area even more attractive for studying changes in which can affect the northern hemisphere pattern, which is why its also known as the “source region” for the northern hemisphere pattern.

    Also, you have to realize why weather is created in the first place, because of the natural imbalance that are created like (axial tilt, uneven sunlight heating, changes in temp, wind, pressure, natural geography, and ratio of land to water in northern and southern hemispheres) in which weather is a product to counteract these imbalances. Properties of cold and warm air, cold air (or even water) is denser, thus it sinks, and forces air pressures to rise due to slower movement of air or molecules, which cause them to take up less space with the same amount of air particles, thus the pressures rise. Warm air is the opposite, it rises, and forces pressures to fall as air expands, taking up more space, giving the same amount of particles more space to move about, which is why the air pressure is lower. Higher pressure in one location must be balanced out by lower pressure or vis versa in another location, thus you get regions where pressures are either forced to rise or fall depending on the set-up of the atmosphere, and this can cause changes in the weather pattern, especially over longer periods of time.
    As a weather forecaster with all of these great tools and knowledge you can use previous situations in which conditions were similar to what you’re currently experiencing to try and predict the future weather patterns. One useful site is this one: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/90day/tools/briefing/500hgtarch.php
    This site is the same one I use above with data that goes all the way back to 1979, at the start of the reliable satellite record. Here you can look at similarities or differences in the 500 millibar pattern, knowing what conditions were like at that time to predict the future, like right now, I am using Dec 2010-Feb2011, which look similar at the 500 millibar level to predict this upcoming pattern, and in that year, conditions were very cold and snowy, especially over the central and eastern US.
    In case you don’t know what the terms 1000 millibar level, 850 millibar level, etc. are, they essentially are used in the models, especially to show the state of the atmosphere at a specified level above the surface, in which weather forecasters used to predict the weather.
    About 1013.25 millibars is sea level pressure
    1000 millibars (364 feet above sea level)
    925 millibars (2,498 feet)
    850 millibars (4, 781 feet)
    700 millibars (9,882 feet)
    500 millibars (18,289 feet)
    400 millibars (23,574 feet)
    300 millibars (30,065 feet)
    250 millibars (33,999 feet)
    200 millibars (38,662 feet)
    100 millibars (51,806 feet)
    10 millibars (84,998 feet)
    1 millibar (106,414 feet)
    Also note that the troposphere ends 5-6 miles above the surface, with a thinner troposphere near the poles closer to 5 miles in thickness with a thicker troposphere near the tropics, generally 26,000-31,000 feet is where the stratosphere begins, generally above the 300 millibar level.

    Hope this was helpful to you and other aspiring forecasters out there, if you have an more questions, feel free to ask, I’ll give you the best answer I can as soon as possible.

  9. Hey what do you think will happen on Christmas day in east Texas(Tyler area) and what about the dfw area? I noticed the storm had a strong more southern jet stream accompanying the main flow. I think it will track near or south of i-20. Any ideas?
  10. @ Jeremy vbk
    I think you are going to be just a little to far south for this storm. most of the snow should be confined to Oklahoma, but some flurries can not be ruled out as far south as the I-20 corridor.
  11. I know I’m not yet old enough to become a meteorologist here, in fact, I’m only 12. I, however, do have an extensive amount of knowledge when it comes to weather in the northeast and mid-Atlantic. I specialize in winter weather and I was wondering if there were any openings left that you would willing to place me in. If not, I understand, and if you think I’m too young, I also understand. Any position would be greatly appreciated, even if I just had the job if returning comments on posts. Thank you!
  12. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it
    or something. I think that you could do with a few pics to drive the message home a bit,
    but other than that, this is magnificent blog. An excellent read.
    I’ll certainly be back.

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