On Demand | Global Weather: June- August 2020 Outlooks 

Listen to our Agriculture and Weather Refinitiv expert discuss global outlooks now.

Are La Niña prospects still increasing? If so, will this new development have significant impacts on the upcoming North American summer outlook? You can now access an on demand webinar, first broadcast on May 20, as Tom Walsh, Refinitiv’s Head of Weather Research, and Isaac Hankes, Senior Weather Analyst at Refinitiv, review the forecast for June through August across the Northern Hemisphere, plus the 2020 Atlantic Tropical season.

Topics include:

La Niña has been looming according to our latest outlooks. Will this verify?
North America, European, and Asia Summer Outlooks (with possible crop impacts)
Indian Monsoon Outlook
2020 Atlantic Tropical Season Outlook
Refinitiv’s latest weather features and tools

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Event info

  • First broadcast

    May 20, 2020


Tom Walsh, Head of Weather Research, Refinitiv

Tom Walsh

Tom Walsh is the Head of Weather Research within Refinitiv’s Commodities Content & Research team. He leads a team of meteorologists and analysts who forecast weather and climate, which draw impacts on various markets including agriculture, power, and gas. The team’s research and other content are all available in Refinitiv’s Eikon platform within several different applications, including the Agriculture Weather Dashboard and Cross-Asset Weather application. Tom was also a Senior Analyst and Weather Research Manager within the Agriculture Research team (Lanworth), where he forecasted US & Kazakhstan wheat production using weather as a key input to those outlooks. Tom received a B.S. In Meteorology and M.S. In Geography (emphasis in Climatology) from Northern Illinois University in 2008 and 2010, respectively. 

Isaac Hankes, Senior Weather Analyst, Refinitiv

Isaac Hankes

Isaac is a Weather Research Analyst within the Agriculture and Weather Research team at Refinitiv. Prior to joining the team in 2016, he completed a B.S. in Meteorology from St. Cloud State in 2007 before graduating from the University of Illinois with a M.S. (2009) and Ph.D. (2014) in Atmospheric Science. At Refinitiv, Isaac leads the forecasting efforts of the Weather Research team, focusing on applied short (days), medium (weeks), and long range (months) forecasting in the Agriculture Weather Dashboard and Cross-Asset Weather Application in Eikon. He also conducts research for use in seasonal prediction, and collaborates with other teams on various weather applications. The Weather team produces in excess of 50 weather commentary reports per week, while also having a significant role in developing the weather data, charts, tables, and maps shown all throughout Eikon.

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