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MEET THE TEAM

Your Weather2020 Experts

Gary Lezak

Founder & Interim CEO

Gary has over 30 years’ meteorological experience and is currently the chief meteorologist at KSHB. The inventor of the LRC and the face of “Kansas City’s Most Accurate Forecast” Gary is the preeminent weather expert in the world.

Jeff Penner

Co-Founder & Chief Meteorologist

A passionate meteorologist, KSHB weather producer and co-founder, Jeff is Weather2020’s Chief Meteorologist. Jeff has helped develop the LRC methodology over the last decade and is dedicated to providing you with accurate forecasts.

Charles Robertson

CEO

Charles Robertson started Twin Features Consulting in 1998 with a plan to provide secure propane supply and risk management services to independent retailers.  He is taking this successful experience to Weather2020 with the company’s focus in data-enabled solutions to help maximize profits for our customers.

Doug Heady

Meteorologist

Doug has been studying the cycling weather pattern for over 15 years now and he has been making month long forecasts with tremendous accuracy in the Joplin, MO television market.  He became part of the Weather2020 team two years ago and is helping make our long range weather forecasts for the 1Weather app and he is adding his insight into our research and development team.

Brett Anthony

Meteorologist

Brett learned about the cycling weather pattern and the LRC during the past decade. He has had tremendous success in predicting storm systems, tornado outbreaks, and winter blasts in Tulsa, OK the past four years.

Bob Lyons

Chief Technology Officer

As Weather2020’s chief tech officer and data scientist Bob is responsible for our weather API and backend. With over a decade of experience as an integrations expert and developer, Bob is the key to making Weather2020’s vision become a reality.

Eswar Iyer

Meteorologist

Eswar is currently a Master’s Degree student in Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma. He worked as a weather intern at KSHB-TV under Gary Lezak and Jeff Penner where he received an in-depth look at the LRC. Eswar has been dedicated to learning more about this exciting new forecasting tool ever since being introduced to it. He has been using the LRC to forecast the weather for Weather2020 since 2013 and has become a valued member of our team.

John P

Science Officer

Dr. John Papazafiropoulos is an experienced senior level Manager/Executive with a unique blend of training and experience in Business, Clinical Settings, and Research. He is currently the Statistics Professor at Ottawa University. John learned about the LRC over the past few years and is showing with statistical certainty that the LRC shows the organization the chaos in the upper levels of the atmosphere. The forecasts are accurate and we are working on a peer review paper to be accepted by the Science of Meteorology.

Jon Behle

Social Media Director

Jon joined Weather2020 three years ago, and growing up in central Kansas he has been watching storms since he was a little kid.  He has always enjoyed watching weather forecasters on television and at the age of 4 he remembers watching Gary Lezak in around 1992. Jon has always wanted to learn more about the weather and he started learning more about the LRC. Now, Jon’s passion is to help show everyone a new exciting method and perspective of forecasting and meteorology with Weather2020.

Katherine Hellige

Executive Secretary

Katherine is the Executive Secretary and has tremendous skills in editing, writing, and organization. She joined Weather2020 two years ago!

HOW OUR FORECASTING WORKS

The Weather2020 Way

What We See

After 30 years of studying the weather, we’ve found that a cycling weather pattern forms in the atmosphere between October and November every year. After spotting the pattern, our meteorologists then track and verify.

Organized Chaos

Many people believe that forecasting the weather beyond a week was impossible, that it’s simply chaos. Well they are right and wrong! While the weather constantly changes, there are very specific patterns that set up that can then be used to forecast for months at a time.

Accuracy

We don’t call ourselves the best forecasters in the world for nothing. Over the past 5 years Weather2020 has shown an accuracy of 76.9% for forecasts up to 200 days out. We have predicted massive hurricanes months in advance as well as spot on temperatures for major events.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Most Commonly Asked Questions

If you are having problems accessing the API or any other API related issues please contact us at support@weather2020.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Yes, we offer certain enterprise clients access to worldwide forecasts.

Yes, you can upgrade at any time after signing up. If you are on our free plan you can set your account to automatically upgrade if your use more than your allotted 1,000 free API calls in a day.

For our API services and depending on the plan selected, Weather2020 can provide weekly forecasts up to 12 weeks in advance along with educational and video forecasts. Each weekly forecast is broken up into specific zip codes with high and low temperatures, weather (cloudy, rainy, etc.) with weather icons. Each forecast also contains a text forecast written by our in-house meteorologists for each of the 16 US regions.

If you are custom or more detailed information please contact us directly about our enterprise solutions.

Over the past 5 years the LRC has been shown to be 75% to 90% accurate up to 200 days in advance. However, during the Autumn months, new yearly weather patterns are developing thus decreasing the accuracy for that time period.