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About Us2018-08-20T21:28:18+00:00

MEET THE TEAM

Your Weather2020 Experts

Gary Lezak

Founding Member & Co-Chairman

Gary has over 30 years meteorological experience and is currently the chief meteorologist at KSHB. Gary discovered the LRC, and is the face of “Kansas City’s Most Accurate Forecast”.

Jeff Penner

Founding Member & Co-Chairman

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

Kipp Adkins

Chief Strategy Officer

Kipp Adkins helps lead the Weather2020 team with its Perfect Weather Vision.  "We have the best weather prediction method that exists in the world today".

Brett Anthony

Staff Meteorologist

Brett learned about the cycling weather pattern and the LRC during the past decade. He has had tremendous success 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 back end. He has more than a decade of experience as an integrations expert and developer.

Jon Behle

Social Media Director & Strategist

Jon joined Weather2020 three years ago.  He remembers watching Gary Lezak forecast the weather since the age of four. Now Jon’s passion is to show everyone the exciting method and perspective of forecasting and meteorology with Weather2020.

Katherine Hellige

Administrative Manager

Katherine is the Administrative Manager and has tremendous skills in editing, writing, and organization. She joined the Weather2020 two years ago.

Gary England

Meteorology Advisor

Meteorologist Gary England pioneered doppler radar technology for television stations in Oklahoma and became one of the best known meteorologists.  In 1985 England met Gary Lezak, hired him as his intern at KWTV-TV, and eventually as the morning meteorologist.  Lezak began sharing the LRC technology with England.  There was that "aha" moment, where England saw the big puzzle.  "Lezak, I saw it.  It's the same, but different". Since that moment, Gary has been mentoring Gary as he has hopes of seeing this incredible discovery is shared with the world.

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

My API Key doesn’t work!2016-11-18T22:27:16+00:00

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.

Do you provide forecasts for the whole world?2016-11-18T22:26:49+00:00

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

Can I upgrade after signing up?2016-11-18T22:26:26+00:00

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.

What information do you provide?2016-11-18T22:26:00+00:00

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.

How accurate are the forecasts?2016-11-18T22:18:06+00:00

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.