Climate Impact Company


Climate Impact Company Advantage 1: Knowledge. Provider of expert analysis and forecasts of short-term events such as severe storms, snow and ice storms and tropical cyclones; unmatched recognition of climate signals and their influence on pattern change in the medium-range; leader in observation and prediction of global oceanic climate signals and their influence on seasonal climate forecasts.

Examples: Lead briefer for many energy companies operations and risk management groups for severe storms and tropical cyclone risks. Recognized climate forecast leader for energy and agriculture sectors.

Climate Impact Company Advantage 2: Experience. Formed in 2004 Climate Impact Company has issued many thousands of forecasts to industry leaders including professionally formatted products, follow-up to initial forecasts ensuring lowest risk to the user and review/verification of results. Climate Impact Company stresses interaction with the client which is as important as meteorological skill.

Examples: Helped design alert criteria for severe storm influence on for a major U.S. electricity transmission and distribution system, lead provider of impacts from tropical cyclone events to the Gulf Coast for a major global energy pipeline system company and provider of high wind forecasts due to tropical events for nuclear power plants.

Climate Impact Company Advantage 3: Communication. Whether it's a quick bullet on a model change through instant messaging, a conference call for a severe weather event or a power point presentation online or at a conference on all issues climate including seasonal forecasts Climate Impact Company is an industry leader communicating information.

Examples: Major weather event ahead but models showing a big change? Be the forest to know that change. Sudden stratospheric warming or an advancing Madden Julian oscillation develops? Be the first to know the impact on the climate pattern ahead.

Climate Impact Company Advantage 4: Diversity. Although providing forecasts is our primary concern Climate Impact Company is involved with research on better ways to make forecasts particularly in climate. Climate Impact Company provides both operational products and research review.

Examples: Implementing the evolution of non-tropical ocean thermal patterns (Atlantic multi-decadal oscillation and Pacific decadal oscillation) in climate forecasting. Adjusting temperature forecasts to the bias provided by snow cover and soil moisture.

Climate Impact Company is powered by:

Storm Vista Models provided by the Commodity Weather Group
Speedwell Weather proprietary models

Scott Yuknis

Scott A. Yuknis is the owner and founder of Climate Impact Company, Inc. located in the heart of cranberry country in southeast Massachusetts. CIC, inc. provides weather and climate forecasts to traders, analysts and risk managers in the energy and agriculture industries.

CIC, Inc. began operations in 2004. Since that time Scott has published over 20,000 forecast documents to password protected web site generating between 1 and 2 million hits.

CIC, Inc. specializes in the prediction of interaction between the tropics and polar region which lead to the most dramatic storms and thermal extremes. Special focus is on interaction between seasonal and short-term convection patterns in the tropics which determine tropical cyclone activity, strength and tracks.

While most meteorologists base their seasonal forecasts mainly on traditional El Nino-Southern Oscillation signals, the process of seasonal climate forecasting is ever evolving at CIC, Inc. Most recently, CIC, Inc. has been incorporating the influence of the increasingly warm Atlantic as a factor to aid in drought assessment. This couple with soil moisture regimes and winter snow cover has been shown to dramatically improve seasonal forecasts.

Clientele include major financial institutions, large energy companies and a presence in agribusiness.

Scott is a member of the American Meteorological Society, the National Weather Association and the Naval Weather Service Association. He received his undergraduate education at in meteorology at University of Massachusetts at Lowell and also in meteorology and oceanography with the U.S. Navy Oceanography Command.

As most folks living in New England Scott and his wife Shelly are avid hikers of the White Mountains of New Hampshire and beach goers on Cape Cod.