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Summer Weather Outlooks:  Northern Hemisphere

In this recent webinar, our agriculture and weather team explored climate indicator changes over the next few months and revealed what these changes mean for weather conditions in the most important regions for crops and other commodities.

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Key discussion points included:
  • Northern Hemisphere Summer Outlooks
  • Atlantic 2021 Hurricane Season Forecast
  • Indian Monsoon Outlook (June-September)
  • New weather features/content in Eikon
Meet our speakers
Anna Luangxaysana
Customer Success Manager, C&E

Anna Luangxaysana is a Customer Success Manager, Commodities &  Energy, at Refinitiv (formerly at Thomson Reuters). In her time here, she worked first as Customer Support 2nd level and later as a technical business analyst analyzing CME exchange data where she helped deliver key business-driven projects. Working with commodities data led her to focus on Ag content and take on the role as a Global Agriculture Content Manager where she collaborated with GTM to execute prioritized projects that contribute to the Ag business strategy. In that role, she engaged with clients and welcomed first-hand feedback which helped to strengthen the Ag Proposition in Thomson Reuters Eikon. As a CSM, she works with clients to improve their experience with Refinitiv's Commodity & Energy solutions.
Tom Walsh
Director of Agriculture & Weather Research

Tom Walsh is Director of Agriculture & Weather Research within Refinitiv’s Commodities Content & Research team. He leads a team of agriculture and weather analysts who produce agriculture and weather outlooks and impacts on various commodities markets.  The team’s research, which includes weather & crop production outlooks, agricultural flows insights, and agricultural price assessments, along with 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 Research Analyst

Isaac Hankes is Senior 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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