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One of the Nation’s Most Reliable Weather Expert Firms

As expert witnesses in the field in forensic meteorology, Forensic Weather Consultants, LLC provides consulting and prior weather reports for numerous use cases. Our staff is comprised of Certified Consulting Meteorologists (CCM), Consulting Meteorologists and Computer Modeling personnel.


Forensic Weather Consultants has been retained as by attorneys, insurance companies, public adjusters, claims representatives, law enforcement, engineers, roofers and private corporations to research past weather conditions and conduct climate investigations. We use our expertise in weather forensics to determine site-specific historical weather conditions at any given time and location.

Our Reports

We Provide Weather Records, Written Reports & Expert Testimony for Attorneys and Insurance Professionals involved in

Weather-Related Incidents & Accidents Anywhere in the U.S.

Slip & Fall

Wind, Hail and Tornado

Severe Weather History

Forensic Hurricane

Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Our information, certified weather reports, affidavits, depositions and live trial testimony are often used to help resolve claims and cases. We also provide long-term climate studies for business evaluation purposes, among many more use cases.


About Us

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Our Reports

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Customer Testimonials

Howard's Work Will Be an Integral Part of Our Hail and Wind Claim Packages

As the challenge of getting insurance claims properly paid becomes increasingly difficult, it is really great to have in our tool kit, a meteorologist that understands what kinds of information and details we need. We have utilized Forensic Weather Consultants meteorological services on several cases that require site specific weather data and find that our claims are treated more seriously not only by the adjusters but also the experts that insurance companies increasingly rely upon.

Stephen End E.V.P., Dietz International

I highly recommend them to either side of a complex insurance litigation.

In conducting a meteorology review as part of a matter in litigation, the key criteria is to have an experienced and balanced expert - one who relies on sound, verifiable scientific data, and has extensive experience working both with policyholders and the insurance industry.  Howard Altschule and Forensic Weather Consultants have consistently taken a data-driven approach, with accurate and testable opinions, sound methodology and comprehensive reports that are professionally prepared, well written and scientifically verifiable.  I highly recommend them to either side of a complex insurance litigation matter.

Jeff Raizner Partner, Attorney

"Exceptional Professionalism."

Juries want scientific proof. Good science and meaningful and understandable presentation are essential to presenting any forensic evidence. Howard Altschule and Forensic Weather Consultants provide that service with exceptional diligence and professionalism. In a recent nine year old double homicide case they gave us the proof and showed the jury exactly what it needed to debunk a fantastic story by the now convicted killer. You can’t argue with the weather. In the criminal justice system I believe we will see this proof being presented routinely.

Richard J. McNally, Jr. Rensselaer County District Attorney

An Integral Role

Good Morning Howard. I am happy to report that the case was able to settle late yesterday evening and, as you know, you played an integral role in the happening of it all. We are indebted to you. Thank you again.

John Bromley Attorney

A Big Role

Dear Howard, This motion was just recently decided and it was denied in its entirety. Your report and affidavit played a big role in that decision.

Frank Gattuso Attorney

A Qualitative opinion

Under a very tight time frame, Howard Altschule was able to collect and analyze literally dozens of NWS reports and warnings and offered a qualitative opinion of the storm event, setting it in its proper historical context. I would recomend his services to anyone involved in litigation where weather conditions may have been a factor.

William Hurst Defense Attorney

Recommended for all weather related cases

Thanks so much Howard. I will recommend you from now on all weather related cases.

H.Q. Nguyen Trial Attorney

"Great expert witness!"

Howard Altschule made a great expert witness in a complex motor vehicle vs. tractor trailer case where the weather played a critical role in understanding the liability aspect of the case. Howard was easy to work with and quite knowledgeable in the area of forensic meteorology. He also adapted well to some unpredictable rulings received from the Court and developed a good rapport with the jury. I would not hesitate to use Howard again in any future trials!

Edward J. Smith III Defense Trial Attorney

"Highly Reccomended."

Howard, Your work on this case was indeed instrumental in obtaining a favorable settlement for my clients after our long seven year legal battle that took us up to the Court of Appeals. Your excellent research, analysis and comprehensive report were most helpful in the formation of my legal theories of liability. Having you present in the courthouse today, prepared and ready to take the witness stand, was certainly a factor in reaching a settlement. I will recommend you highly to fellow trial lawyers , both my bretheran plaintiff's attorneys and my friends in the defense bar, without hesitation.

Michael S. Trial Attorney