Artificial Intelligence Solutions for Global Weather

Skillful weather forecasts provide value to a broad range of global applications.  Typically, these forecasts are only reliable in the 3-5 day timeframe. 

WeatherDeep has combined a series of artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to deploy a flexible, customizable forecast platform of the following hazards across the continental United States with multiple months of lead time:

  • Monthly to seasonal severe weather activity (tornadoes, hail, and damaging wind gusts)
  • Seasonal tropical cyclone outlooks for the Atlantic Basin
  • Tropical cyclone landfall outlooks (continental U.S.)
  • Monthly to seasonal temperature outlooks
  • Monthly to seasonal surface wind outlooks

In addition, WeatherDeep is leveraging its models to forecast property losses due to tornadoes and hail via its independently developed catastrophe models.

The company was founded in 2018 by Dr. Ashton Robinson Cook, an award-winning weather forecaster, research, innovator, and doctor of meteorology. WeatherDeep is based in Norman, Oklahoma and has received a Small Business Innovation and Research Award granted by the U.S. Air Force for its work toward expanding weather predictability.

WeatherDeep's Founder: Dr. Ashton Robinson Cook

Dr. Cook’s passion for the weather dates back to childhood, when a tornado struck his home in Little Rock, Arkansas. This experience ultimately led him down the path of Meteorology and seeking to find answers to the atmosphere’s most unanswered questions.

Dr. Robinson Cook earned a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from Jackson State University. He continued his education at the University of Oklahoma, where he earned both a Master’s of Science and Ph.D. in Meteorology. As both a student and professional, Dr. Cook published numerous scientific papers as well as earning several awards and distinctions, which included becoming the first African-American male to graduate with a Ph.D. from the School of Meteorology. After graduation until present day, Dr. Cook began working for NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK. Dr. Cook’s primary focus and research has been the connections between oceanic temperatures (specifically El Nino) and its impact on tornado outbreaks in the United States. This experience and findings led to the development of a new type of forecast model, able to accurately predict severe weather events months in advance. All the in depth research and hard work led to the founding of Weather Deep in July 2018.