John Kassell

Author's details

Name: John Kassell
Date registered: September 7, 2014


He discovered his interest in weather as a child. Over the years, that interest developed into a passion, and moreover, into a way of life. He graduated from the University of Akron in 2010 with a B.S. in Geographic Information Sciences and a concentration in Climatology.

Latest posts

  1. A Botched Forecast: What Went Wrong and How We Get Better — January 8, 2017
  2. Weekend Winter Storm Threat For The Southeast, Mid-Atlantic. — January 3, 2017
  3. Winter Storm Threat This Weekend; Ice Storm Possible in Some Areas — December 13, 2016
  4. Hurricane Matthew: A Concerning, Heightened Threat For East Florida, Southeast Coast. — October 5, 2016
  5. Tropical Storm Hermine: News, Notes and Concerns — August 31, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. ECHO Storm Team: Winter 2014-15 Final Forecast — 2 comments
  2. Thoughts On The Upcoming Winter: 2014-15 — 2 comments
  3. Arctic Air Arrives, How Long Will It Last? — 2 comments
  4. Tropical Storm Odile To Bring Plenty Of Rainfall To The Southwest — 1 comment
  5. Arctic Air On The Way Next Week — 1 comment

Author's posts listings

Jan 08

A Botched Forecast: What Went Wrong and How We Get Better

The hate mail rolled in today, mostly stemming from folks not getting the forecast amount of snow in their backyards or that the snowfall amounts were underdone. We “try” to predict the behavior of a science that is far from perfect, and more times than not, we come up short. COMPUTER ERROR: Since the start …

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Jan 03

Weekend Winter Storm Threat For The Southeast, Mid-Atlantic.

Confidence continues to increase seemingly by the hour on the threat for a potentially significant winter storm for the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States this weekend. And sadly, that first sentence is about the only thing that we know with any certainty at this point, but that we study all of the …

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Dec 13

Winter Storm Threat This Weekend; Ice Storm Possible in Some Areas

As I noted in my winter forecast and across many posts on social media, December would be a transitional month as we shift into a more volatile weather pattern favoring a more active storm path and increase bouts of colder air. Nearly two weeks into December, and that idea has come to fruition. As we …

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Oct 05

Hurricane Matthew: A Concerning, Heightened Threat For East Florida, Southeast Coast.

Hurricane Matthew already has a very lengthy resume and track record as it barrels into the Bahamas, having torn through parts of Haiti and Cuba. Matthew continues to remain a high-end Category 3 hurricane with 120 mph sustained winds. Now that is entering the Bahamas, there is increased water real-estate, water that is very warm …

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Aug 31

Tropical Storm Hermine: News, Notes and Concerns

As of earlier today, Tropical Storm Hermine had formed in the Gulf of Mexico as expected. Right off the bat, what concerned me was that it was stationary in the Gulf as convection was really flaring up. What does that mean? It was beginning to really develop as it has been in an environment most …

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Aug 30

Tropical Depression 9: News, Notes and Concerns

Nearly two weeks later and Tropical Depression Nine (TD 9) continues to march onward, despite the plethora of rumors and forecast a week ago that called for its demise as it tracked north of Hispaniola and Cuba. As of this evening, TD 9 is continuing to show signs of convection with new thunderstorms firing on …

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Aug 26

The Latest on Invest 99L; Do Not Let Your Guard Down, Yet.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen on social media from Facebook to Twitter that Invest 99L is done. For those unaware, Invest 99L is the tropical wave north of Hispaniola and Cuba at the moment. There is no doubt that this tropical wave is on life support, lacking any real organization, but …

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Aug 21

Winter 2016-2017: Preliminary Outlook

Another year is more than halfway in the books and as we have a month left until we reach the autumnal equinox, this is the time of the year I shed some insight as to what the upcoming winter could spell for us. Now keep in mind, as with any long-range outlook that spans the …

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Jun 20

Severe Weather The Theme This Week Across The East; Wednesday Looks Concerning

The heat is real, severe weather season is ramping up and today, we officially begin astronomical summer. Over the next several days, we will see several waves of severe weather impact parts of the upper Plains, Midwest, Great Lakes, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. TODAY: Beginning today, strong to severe storms will be possible from northern …

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Jun 09

Severe Weather Threat Moves To The Great Lakes On Saturday

As we head through the week and as we approach the weekend, particularly, Saturday, all the buzz in the weather world has been centered on the threat for severe weather across parts of the Great Lakes. It’s received a good deal of attention since the forecasters at the Storm Prediction Center had outlined a Day …

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