InitWeather is a small, woman-owned business that focuses on providing weather decision support services to other small and medium sized companies. We employ advanced degree meteorologists who are passionate about the weather and who use that passion to create unique weather products and services. We use the latest meteorological models and techniques to solve weather related problems. initWeather’s goal is to provide forecast accuracy for guaranteed success.
Dr. Leela Watson, received her Ph.D. in Meteorology from Florida State University in 2006. After receiving her doctorate, she began employment as a member of NASA’s Applied Meteorology Unit (AMU), which is a unit that transitions weather technology from research into operations in support of the United States space program. In the AMU she provided scientific direction for and completed all NWP projects. She developed and implemented a meteorological model and variational data assimilation capability for the AMU’s customers. All of her projects included detailed statistical analysis and validation of model output. Dr. Watson also collaborated with meteorological agencies and universities to research, develop, and implement modeling systems providing technical expertise in NWP and data assimilation as needed.
Mr. Michael Watson, received his M.S. in Meteorology from Florida State University in 2005. He began his career as an operational meteorologist with Surfline/Wavetrak, Inc. in 2002 and is currently the Atlantic Operations Manager and Lead Forecaster. Mr. Watson’s operational experience involves issuing highly detailed weather, marine and surf forecasts across the globe using state-of-the-art forecasting tools. He has produced forecasts and provided decision support services for high level marine related events around the world. Mr. Watson has produced many rich editorial weather pieces including climatological related studies and long range forecasts for both commercial entities and consumer consumption.
Jordanna Sheermohamed, completed her M.S. and B.Sc. in Meteorology from Florida State University in 2005 and 2003 respectively, with a minor in mathematics and physics. Why weather? Seeing energy in motion, and the rawest truest form of energy out there; nature. Jordanna began her meteorology career in the financial sector, where weather trend forecasting segued into marine forecasts for U.S. Naval operation vessels, shore-side, near-shore, and offshore maritime operations and expeditions, in addition to aerospace and launch support, and research opportunities. Jordanna enjoys playing various musical instruments, dancing, traveling off the beaten path, getting lost in nature, or swallowed by the sea.