Our Mission

Provide customers in the Americas with the most accurate and dependable weather, climate and environmental information.

About climadata

The weather has a huge impact on the United States’ and global economy, and plays a major role in our lives. For thirty years ClimaData Corporation has provided accurate and timely weather forecasts and information, delivered by well known and highly respected expert meteorologists.

On radio and television, the weather forecast is one of the top reasons people tune in. ClimaData forecasts and broadcast meteorologists have been heard in the U.S. from coast to coast on over 60 radio stations, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. & British Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic. In print, the weather page is an integral part of every large newspaper. Digital and in-print newspapers in the Caribbean have relied on the weather content provided daily by ClimaData experts. On the Internet and on smart devices, weather web sites and apps are tops in traffic. ClimaData is the only U.S. based forecasting firm providing Spanish language weather forecasts to a variety of clients in media and industry.

ClimaData is a private weather forecasting and consulting firm that provides much more than weather forecasts for electronic and print media. ClimaData has been generating client-specific forecasts for decades. Meteorologists on ClimaData’s staff have vast forecasting experience, specializing in tropical meteorology.

The need for specialized tailor-made weather forecasts, consulting, and general weather information is growing rapidly as industry, government and media realize the huge economic value of accurate and timely meteorological information. When hurricanes, floods or thunderstorms threaten, being prepared could make the difference between a business disaster, or simply a minor inconvenience. For government and media clients a correct forecast or weather warning could be a life-saver for the population.

Browse around this web site and learn more about ClimaData and its specialized forecasts and weather information services, tailored specifically for your place of business, your customers, or for your broadcast audience. Detailed, accurate, and timely forecasts and information are provided according to your specifications. ClimaData serves media, industry, government, as well as film and TV production companies. Our forecasts, consulting, and meteorological research services include forensic applications and expert witness testimony.

ClimaData is a Corporate Member of the American Meteorological Society, and a member of the American Weather and Climate Industry Association.

Our History

Founded in 1991 by NBC Meteorologist John Morales, ClimaData is the nation’s leading private weather forecasting firm serving clients that do most of their business in the Spanish language.

Over the years our weather forecasts have reached a market of over 20 million Hispanics in the United States on more than sixty Spanish language radio stations in over twenty major markets. Cities like Los Angeles, New York, Miami, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston all have had ClimaData forecasts on their airwaves daily. ClimaData also partnered with weather giant AccuWeather in providing weather forecasts for WADO and WCAA in New York City.

The presence of ClimaData is well known in Puerto Rico as well, where tens of thousands of daily listeners have tuned in for weather forecasts on WKAQ Radio Reloj, the island’s top ranked news and talk radio station. Noticias SIN and Cadena de Noticias (CDN), top rated radio and television news networks in the Dominican Republic, have featured weather information and analysis prepared by our staff of meteorologists at ClimaData.

ClimaData has also served the industrial sector in the Caribbean, with severe weather outlooks for clients such as Abbott, Amgen, Intel, Baxter, Pfizer, SUNOCO, and Johnson & Johnson.

In print media, important daily newspapers like El Caribe in the Dominican Republic and Primera Hora in Puerto Rico have included the ClimaData weather segment.

Even though the company specializes in Spanish language weather information, we also have served clients doing most of their business in English, like WOSO Radio Oso in San Juan, Puerto Rico, WSTA – Lucky 13 in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and ZBVI in the British Virgin Islands.

Key People

ClimaData’s staff has knowledge, experience and good character. These values insure that customers are served professionally, accurately, and in timely fashion. ClimaData’s founder is an award winning, American Meteorological Society Board Certified Consulting Meteorologist with 37 years of forecasting and climatological experience.

John Morales

John Morales is the longest tenured broadcast meteorologist in South Florida, serving as a reassuring television presence for nearly three decades. His tropical weather acumen and steadfast character guided South Florida viewers through hurricanes Andrew, Irene, Katrina, Wilma, and most recently Hurricane Irma. For his life-saving work during the 2017 season, Mr. Morales was recognized with the John Coleman Broadcast Award at the National Tropical Weather Conference.

Born in Schenectady, New York of an Irish American father and a Puerto Rican mother, John was raised in Puerto Rico and later returned to his roots in Upstate New York to attend the atmospheric sciences program at prestigious Cornell University. In college, John won the student weather forecasting contest, rowed for the Cornell Crew, and later worked as a disc jockey and sportscaster for student-run radio station WVBR.

After graduation in 1984, John became a civil servant with the U.S. National Weather Service, where he became a Lead Forecaster in Puerto Rico before accepting a position as Chief of the South American Desk at the National Center for Environmental Predictions in Washington D.C.

His first TV job was at the Univision Network and its Miami station WLTV channel 23, where he served as Chief Meteorologist from 1991 through 2002. From 2003 through 2008 he served as Chief Meteorologist for WSCV Telemundo 51. While there, he became the first Latino to substitute as meteorologist on NBC’s Weekend Today show and did so multiple times. In 2009 John Morales became Chief Meteorologist for NBC’s Miami station WTVJ NBC-6, where he still serves today.

John Morales is one of very few weather presenters elected to be a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). In what could be considered his most important scientific recognition, John earned the 2007 AMS Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Advance of Applied Meteorology. Among his many credentials, John holds the AMS and National Weather Association Seal of Approval for Radio and TV weathercasting and has won the Broadcaster of the Year Award from both organizations. In addition, he is accredited by the AMS as a Certified Consulting Meteorologist and a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist. He has won three regional Emmy Awards, one at each station he has worked in. Most recently, Mr. Morales was presented with the Silver Circle Award, in recognition of the quality of his contributions to television.

In 1997, Morales participated in Vice President Al Gore’s White House conference on global warming and climate change. John returned to the White House at the invitation of President Barack Obama in 2014 for the release of the Third National Climate Assessment. He has twice been appointed to National Academies of Sciences (NAS) committees, co-authoring studies in 2012 and 2017 pertinent to America’s Weather Enterprise. He also wrote Huracanes, a Spanish-language reference book on hurricanes in 2000.

Morales’ volunteerism extends from board of directors’ participation in multiple South Florida non-profits, to mentoring young scientists, to having piloted for Angel Flight Southeast, an organization that provides free flights so children and adults can have access to far-from-home doctors. He was recently appointed to the External Advisory Board of Cornell University’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future.

In 2021 John Morales will complete a master’s degree (MSc) in environmental science and policy at Johns Hopkins University.