Phil has been a meteorologist since 1976. He has played a part in some major weather stories including the Ice Storm of 1998. He feels that anticipation is the best form of forecasting and is much preferred to reaction - "Let's give people some lead time and maybe save some lives." Phil worked the August 2nd 2006 severe weather outbreak which generated a record 14 detected tornadoes in a single day. Only one person died when a tree fell on his tent ... it could have been much worse. Currently Phil is teaching and completing some research work that has occupied his spare time for decades.

The best cartoon ever!Batiuk's Phil the Forecaster ... Kind of looks like  me when I get dressed up!The Storm of the Century... four hours of lead time on a supercell...The Cloud Booklet featuring cloud photos all taken by Phil the Forecaster The Rube Hornstein Medal for Operational Meteorology Every day is a "beautiful day...