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Most Accurate Meteorologist

Discussion in 'Weather' started by JPMAKO, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. JPMAKO

    JPMAKO Senior Member
    Messages: 660

    In my opinion the most accurate "Winter Weather" Meteorologist for a long time was Paul Kocin from The Weather Channel. I noticed that he no longer works there and has been toying with starting a website where I would presume he can give his own forecast.
    Maybe if we all e-mail him paulkocin@paulkocin.com he will be more inclined to get this thing going and we can once again have a somewhat reliable forecast:nod:

    I guess that for now we have to stick with our local guys and Henry "The Madman" and hope for the best

    Jason
     
  2. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    After the forecast from last night, I'm not sure I can trust any forecasters :cry:

    Will we ever get a decent SNOW storm (not so much of this sleet that weighs a ton and is like pushing concrete)?:eek:
     
  3. lamarbur

    lamarbur Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    after years of working a town highway dpt, Paul Kocin was by far the most accurate, In defense of madman Henry,, his (written) blog, stated for two days straight that he didn't think this storm would produce because the warm air wasn't being overrun by cold fast enough and the storm was moving very fast.
     
  4. mickman

    mickman Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    I've alway's watched Mr. Kocin for years on the Weather Channel. Top notch meteorologist.
    Thanks for e-mail address.
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2008
  5. MarksTLC

    MarksTLC Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    I dropped him an email.
     
  6. pkocin

    pkocin Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    paul kocin's email

    I just happened to see this thread. If you'd like to contact me - my email address is:

    pkocin@aol.com

    would love to go into the kind of business you're talking about - nice to know I was
    appreciated
     
  7. JeepPlow18

    JeepPlow18 Senior Member
    Messages: 658

    You were respected by a lot including myself. I moved here (northern NJ) in 1996 from phoenix, Arizona. I was born there and never saw snow. When I moved here I was 8 years old I was fascinated by snow the first time I layed my eyes on it. More or less liked to see the plows pushing the snow. Now I am 20 years old and have had my own plowing business for the past two winter seasons. When you stopped forecasting the big winter storms, I thought who else would ever have as accurate forecasts as you did. You and your very accurate forecasts are missed. Thought you would like this short story. Thanks Mike (owner M.S. Snow Removal)
     
  8. FTGUprprtyMaint

    FTGUprprtyMaint Member
    Messages: 67

    If your looking food good weather websites www.wunderground.com is really good for forecasts and www.intellicast.com is really good for radar and looping radar. My opinion there very accurate.
    -Jason
     
  9. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,535

    Paul......it will be nice to hear your forecasts again.....
    When so many of us put so many pieces of equipment and manpower on the line, it was good not just to have the standard "well, 50% chance of snow tonight, a coating to an inch". And then wake up at 2 am to 4 inches already on the ground.
     
  10. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 256

    Our locals are terrible. Blew the last forecast of snow accumilation by a mile. They have forgot or never learned the basics of weather forecast and like many on here say rely too much on computer models. Never even admitted to being wrong. Most weather forecasters have gotten lazy. I am not talking a little bit off lol. I can tolerate a little variance. Either that or weather conditions have changed so much its near impossible to forecast:rolleyes:
     
  11. JPMAKO

    JPMAKO Senior Member
    Messages: 660

    Mr. Kocin,

    Recently I sent you an e-mail regarding the possibility of you utilizing your website to share your expertise and possibly give some "Winter Weather Forecasts".
    I would like to reiterate the fact that you are a highly regarded professional in your field and I was very disappointed to learn that you had left TWC. Please if you could find the time to share with me through e-mail or on here what if any plans you may have for the future.

    Is there the possibility of you working as a meteorologist again at a different venue or possibly utilizing your website for sharing some forecasts?

    If you are considering using your Website as a forecasting tool I may be able to assist you as I used to design Websites for a living...

    Again thank you for your service and I look forward to hearing from you.


    Jason Peters

    Email Jason@cuttingedgelandscapinginc.com
     
  12. J29

    J29 Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    I believe Mr. Kocin is forecasting with the National Centers for Environmental Prediction in the Washington, DC area. However I am not 100% sure, so don't hold me to it. J.
     
  13. Jbowe

    Jbowe Senior Member
    Messages: 167

    Forecast

    Here in Alaska I always find the best to be myself looking out my window. lol This last storm was a real surprise to everyone. Went to bed at 10:30 with the weather man saying no snow in the forcast and woke up to 12" Don't you just love it.