Blue Water Outlook was founded by John Feldt. John is an AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) and has over three decades of professional hydrometeorological experience forecasting, communicating, and warning of weather hazards – from tornadoes and blizzards, to droughts and floods.
John served in a variety of leadership positions within the NOAA/National Weather Service including Meteorologist-in-Charge of the Des Moines, Iowa, Weather Forceast Office and Hydrologist-in-Charge of the Southeast River Forecast Center (SERFC).
His specialty is the integration and communication of weather, water, and climate information to assist in critical decision-making.
Blue Water Outlook is focused along two primary areas of emphasis: Precipitation and Water Resources Insight and Intelligence and Decision Support Services.
Water Resources Insight and Intelligence
John has provided extensive insight into extreme rainfall and drought events including the Great Midwest Flood of 1993, Hurricane Floyd in North Carolina in 1999 and the devastating recent drought over the a large portion of the nation. John is a recognized expert in tropical hydrometeorology as it relates to inland flooding and water resources impacts.
Blue Water Outlook provides water resources insight through the Blue Water Outlook Stream – a flow of information including the Blue Water Advisor and the multi-media Weekly Water Outlook.
Premium services are available that can provide information targeted for your organization.
Decision Support Services
With a background in both meteorology and hydrology, John can seamlessly integrate a large variety of hydrometeorological data into clear, concise information of use to your organization. He can serve as an expert who is able to filter through hundreds of analyses and models to bring you the ones most important to your decision-making.
He has extensive experience communicating this complex information in an easy-to-understand format. He has briefed hundreds of key officials over the years, including local emergency managers, water management officials, state directors of emergency management, reservoir operators, State Governors, FEMA, and the White House.