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Meteorology Consulting & Weather Information

The Shade Tree Meteorology team provides a range of custom services, tailored to the unique needs of each client. Professional meteorologists with extensive experience issuing forecasts and radar-based severe weather warnings translates into exceptional skill at reconstructing weather events as a weather expert witness. Clear, non-technical (but scientifically sound) explanations of the what, where, when and why in thunderstorm events, flooding events, and winter storm events have proven extremely useful to clients in pretrial and courtroom testimony. Cases have involved, among others, camper deaths in flash flooding, slips & falls, electrocution, roof collapse, and building flooding. See Cases.

(Contact us to discuss a new case.)

Forensic Services

  • Meteorological reconstruction of past events:
    • Past weather reconstruction
    • Weather radar imagery interpretation
    • Detailed, scientifically accurate reports
    • Weather event descriptions in clear non-technical language
  • Expert Opinion Reports
  • Meteorology Expert Witness testimony


  • Weather emergency plans for your business or organization
  • Severe weather risk assessment for your location
  • Climatologies / Weather statistics

Speaking / Seminars for Businesses and Schools

Topics such as:

  • Hazardous Weather Emergency Preparedness (creating readiness checklists, how to disseminate hazardous weather threats and information to employees, students, etc.),
  • Meteorology for Non-Meteorologists (how to teach specific weather-related topics to students, science project and lab ideas, etc.)
  • Climate Change (what is the state of the science and what does it mean for you?)

For the services of an experienced meteorologist, give us a call. We provide more services than are listed above.

"We won!
The jury loved you!"

"Thanks for your expert assistance – I don't think the case would have otherwise settled."

—Client Comments—

Become StormReady® (PDF)

Hazardous Weather Preparedness Plans (PDF)

Determining when and why to contact a forensic meteorologist (click image to zoom full infographic):

infographic-when and why should I contact a forensic meteorologist?

American Meteorological Society
National Weather Association
Weather Ready Nation Ambassador