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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 5, 2017 2:40:28 PM

As of early October, the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season has produced 14 named storms, 8 of which have reached hurricane strength, and 5 of those major hurricane status (Category 3 …

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Topics:TropicalFrontierHurricane

by Stephen Strum, on Sep 14, 2017 2:31:20 PM

Summer 2017 was hotter than normal for the U.S., ranking 15th hottest on record out of the last 123 years. However, unlike summer 2016, the heat this year was focused …

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Topics:Frontier

by Stephen Strum, on Aug 29, 2017 1:43:55 PM

After seeing the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, you might want to find a safer place to live than the hurricane prone Gulf Coast. While both the Gulf and East …

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Topics:TornadoSnowHurricaneWildfireFlood

by Stephen Strum, on Aug 14, 2017 1:40:11 PM

While some extreme heat has been seen this summer across portions of the country, most recently across the Pacific Northwest, the entire June-August summer period is running much cooler than …

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Topics:Frontier

by Stephen Strum, on Aug 2, 2017 1:51:15 PM

The developing pattern across North America features a strong upper level ridge along the West Coast and a central and eastern US trough. The West Coast ridge is sending temperatures …

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Topics:Frontier

by Stephen Strum, on Jul 12, 2017 2:31:10 PM

While it is July and quite hot across much of the US, HBO is currently advertising the new season of Game of Thrones with a “winter is coming” hashtag, so …

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Topics:Frontier

by Stephen Strum, on Jun 28, 2017 2:13:48 PM

As both a meteorologist and an amateur astronomer, I know first-hand the impact weather has on both visual observing and astrophotography. Weather will certainly be a major factor for the …

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Topics:WeatherOpsRadarScopeFrontier

by Stephen Strum, on Jun 26, 2017 2:02:57 PM

Spring 2017 continued the warm trends seen in each of the seasons during the last two years. Most of the country averaged warmer than normal, except for New England. The …

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Topics:Frontier

by Stephen Strum, on May 15, 2017 1:55:40 PM

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is fast approaching, and so it is a good time to look at the factors that influence overall levels of hurricane activity. There are several …

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Topics:FrontierHurricane

by Stephen Strum, on May 3, 2017 1:49:27 PM

Recently, we had a question about why the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) was forecasting only a 5% chance for tornadoes on a severe weather day. The implication of the question …

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Topics:WeatherOps