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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 Apr 12, 2017 2:45:31 PM

The weather is moderating across most of the country at this time of year, and many areas are enjoying at least occasional pleasant weather days. So, we decided to take …

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Topics:Frontier

by Stephen Strum, on Mar 22, 2017 1:16:46 PM

Do you know how to use weather data to estimate energy demand with respect to Heating Degree Days (HDDs) and Cooling Degree Days (CCDs)? Weather is the primary driver in …

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Topics:Renewable EnergyOil & GasUtilitiesFrontier

by Stephen Strum, on Mar 16, 2017 2:46:06 PM

One of the main drivers in global weather patterns is Madden Julian Oscillation (MJO), which is a large propagating area of tropical convection (showers and thunderstorms) that has a strong …

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Topics:FrontierHurricanePrecipitation

by Stephen Strum, on Mar 6, 2017 2:03:03 PM

Winter 2016-17 got off to a cold start in early December and then produced some widespread well below normal temperatures during the first third of January, but since then warm weather …

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Topics:Frontier

by Stephen Strum, on Mar 2, 2017 1:12:32 PM

With the mild winter of 2016-17 drawing to a close, attention is now shifting to the weather forecast for spring 2017. The primary questions for the upcoming spring season is …

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Topics:TornadoFrontierThunderstorm

by Stephen Strum, on Feb 21, 2017 1:54:56 PM

Where does the current run of warmth rank historically? The last six weeks have been incredibly warm across the eastern half of the US, and numerous records have been set …

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Topics:Frontier

by Stephen Strum, on Feb 7, 2017 2:35:21 PM

There are a number of atmospheric oscillations that are important drivers of week-to-week weather patterns across North America. The Arctic Oscillation (AO) and the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) often get …

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Topics:Frontier

by Stephen Strum, on Feb 1, 2017 2:37:00 PM

As the number of installed wind generation facilities across the U.S. increases, so does the total available generation capacity. With total installed wind generation capacity now well past 75,000 Megawatts …

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Topics:Renewable EnergyOil & GasWindFrontier

by Stephen Strum, on Jan 19, 2017 10:49:04 AM

NOAA has released their full 2016 data for the US and global regions, and the data confirm that 2016 was a very warm year. The full year ranked as the …

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Topics:Frontier

by Stephen Strum, on Dec 27, 2016 2:00:00 PM

The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season was an above average season that concluded with 15 named storms, 7 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes. This fit neatly into our preseason predictions of …

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Topics:FrontierHurricane