Serving your weather-related business and legal consulting matters since 2017

Matthew J. Bunkers, Ph.D.
Certified Consulting Meteorologist
Phone: 605.390.7243 (mobile)

Here is an image of me shortly after I received my CCM designation.      Here is an image of me at a site visit for a tree that was blown down in a windstorm and started a wildfire.

Dr. Bunkers founded Northern Plains Weather Services, LLC, in 2017. He grew up on a dairy farm in eastern South Dakota, and has a passion for meteorology, solving problems, and helping others. As a result, Dr. Bunkers worked to obtain his Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) designation from the American Meteorological Society (AMS), acquiring this on 30 January 2017 (#731). As of 20 March 2023, he was one of 225 active CCMs in the United States. According to the AMS,

  • The CCM program is a service for the general public by the AMS. The Society has established high standards of technical competence, character, and experience for certified consultants who provide meteorological advice to the public.

Dr. Bunkers has been a member of the AMS since 1991, the National Weather Association since 1994, and the Association of Certified Meteorologists since 2018. To learn more about the CCM program, click here for a PowerPoint presentation.

A note from Dr. Bunkers: Thank you for your interest in me as your consulting meteorologist. I am objective and will provide facts and opinions to help you understand how the weather or climate affects your case. The results will be consistent with the underlying data and ethical standards of conduct. To learn more about what a CCM is and what a consulting meteorologist can provide, here is an article I wrote. You may contact me here with any relevant questions you have; you also may call or email me using the information above.

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