Our mission is to connect people and communities with in-depth, actionable weather information, one person, one forecast at a time.
Weather is becoming more extreme, creating a larger financial and emotional impact than ever before.
Inaccurate information rapidly spread from unreliable sources, generating great uncertainty and uncalculated decisions.
WeatherOptics connects users directly with trusted and trained forecasters, before, during, and after any storm.
Founder and CEO
Currently leads business development and forecasting across all sectors. Pecoriello founded WeatherOptics in 2010 as a blog called, Wild About Weather, which quickly gained a following. He also launched an app in 2013 called, Know Snow, designed to accurately forecast the chances of school closings.
Co-Founder and CSO
Nate is the interface designer, graphic designer and marketing guru at Flock, a mobile app launched in September of 2017. Nate is a product designer with a background in industrial design. He has worked in mechanical design at General Electric Aviation, helping to design jet engine parts, and in product design at LOUD Enterprises LLC, an apparel company. Nate is now a junior at Northwestern University, studying manufacturing and design engineering.
COO and Head of Content and Strategy
Jackson is a forecaster and the website creator of WeatherOptics. He also designed his own website and created the local company, Jackson’s Weather. He has been forecasting the weather for southwestern Connecticut since March of 2015. He will major in Meteorology and Broadcast Journalism at the University of Miami in Fall 2018.
Josh is a lifelong nature and weather enthusiast. He began regularly forecasting for New Jersey, Long Island and New York City in 2014 on social media, contributing to community pages such as SBU Weather. He holds degrees in Physics and in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from Stony Brook University, from which he graduated in 2018. In the Fall of 2018 Josh will start graduate school for his M.S. in Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook, continuing his research on approaches to non-convective wind gust forecasting.
Dennis is an extremely talented mobile app and web developer, and is currently the CTO of his own company, Riff Digital. Lysenko has extensive background in developing all types of mobile applications, and most recently helped launch an app with Nate Argosh and Scott Pecoriello, Flock. Lysenko works closely with Andriy Katkov on most projects (including Flock), and has been forever passionate about programming and developing.
Andriy has a very strong background in programming and developing both mobile and web applications, and currently runs Riff Digital with Dennis Lysenko. He too has been passionate about coding for as long as he can remember, and most recently helped launch Flock. He works closely with Dennis on many projects, and has worked as a freelancer for development for many years now.
Head of Content Management and Strategy
Noah is a junior at Bucknell University majoring in American History and Political Science. He is an avid writer, and has sought to use his writing and analytic skills to understand our current social and cultural environment. He has spent time working at Maslansky and Partners, creating a comprehensive report on consumer behavior and cognitive biases as well as taking an active role in language testing and optimization.
Algorithm and Data Development
Jared is a senior at the University of Michigan studying Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience and Applied Statistics. He is passionate about turning data into actionable stories using advanced modeling. In his spare time he loves watching his Boston sports teams and playing ice hockey.
Currently a sophomore at Syracuse University. Lampert is enrolled in Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications as an Advertising major. He is also a Marketing Minor in the Whitman School of Management. In high school, Lampert wrote a blog of his own regarding professional basketball. Lampert also wrote for the school newspaper and served as an editor his senior year.