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Stephen Strum

Stephen Strum

I’m currently the VP of Extended Forecast Services at WDT, Inc. Prior to joining WDT, I was the President and founder of Frontier Weather, Inc. from 2003-2016 and provided historical and forecast data services to over 100 companies in the energy trading industry. From 1999-2003 I was the lead forecaster at Williams Energy Marketing and Trading in Tulsa, OK and also provided weather presentations on Energy News Live from 2000-2002. I taught an Economic Meteorology course on the Tulsa campus of the Oklahoma State University from 2003-2009, and also taught a similar class at University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK in 2008. I have an M.S. in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma (1999) and a B.S. in Meteorology from The Pennsylvania State University (1997).

Recent Posts by Stephen Strum:

by Stephen Strum, on Oct 1, 2018 1:42:00 PM

From an energy use standpoint, the May-September period is the primary period when cooling demand dominates, while November-March is the period when heating demand dominates. The in-between months of October …

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Topics:Frontier

by Stephen Strum, on Sep 19, 2018 2:04:50 PM

The date of the first fall freeze varies widely across the US, with frosts and freezes often seen by mid-September across the Rockies and northern tier of the US but …

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Topics:Frontier

by Stephen Strum, on Jun 4, 2018 2:26:07 PM

After a wild spring season that featured the 2nd coldest April and warmest May on record since 1981, summer 2018 is shaping up to be warmer than normal across most …

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Topics:HeatFrontier

by Stephen Strum, on May 28, 2018 1:52:00 PM

Here in Oklahoma, pleasant spring weather didn’t get going until about April 24th when we finally saw consistent highs over 60F and lows over 40F. Unfortunately, it didn’t last long …

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Topics:Frontier

by Stephen Strum, on May 22, 2018 1:45:07 PM

While Kilauea has been erupting continuously since 1983, the volcano has become more active in recent weeks, spewing both large quantities of lava on the northeastern flank of the volcano …

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Topics:Frontier

by Stephen Strum, on May 17, 2018 1:35:49 PM

After a very cold month of April, the pattern has turned markedly warmer during May. While that has generated above-normal cooling demand as portions of the country reach the 90s …

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Topics:FrontierHeat

by Stephen Strum, on Jan 18, 2018 10:48:03 AM

The winter of 2017-2018 is now half over, and so far has been dominated by large temperature extremes. The first three weeks of meteorological winter averaged well above normal across …

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Topics:Frontier

by Stephen Strum, on Dec 13, 2017 1:47:18 PM

Do you like your holiday season to look like a Winter Wonderland? With Christmas less than two weeks away, we can begin to look at which portions of the country …

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Topics:FrontierSnow

by Stephen Strum, on Nov 2, 2017 2:48:30 PM

The QBO, or Quasi-Biennial Oscillation, is an oscillation in the wind direction in the stratosphere within about 15 degrees of the equator. Over a roughly two-year period, winds tend to …

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Topics:Frontier

by Stephen Strum, on Oct 27, 2017 2:40:50 PM

With the pattern turning cold enough at the end of October to produce widespread frosts and freezes, it is an excellent time to look at when the average first freeze …

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Topics:SnowFrontier