Phone: 605.390.7243 (mobile)
Northern Plains Weather Services
Matthew J. Bunkers, Ph.D.
Certified Consulting Meteorologist
Rapid City, SD 57701
I grew up on a dairy farm in eastern South Dakota, and have a passion for meteorology, solving problems, and helping others. As a result, I worked to receive my Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) designation from the American Meteorological Society (AMS), acquiring this on 30 January 2017 (#731). As of 15 January 2021, I was one of 249 active CCMs. 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.” I have 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.
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 might not always be in your favor, but they will be consistent with the underlying data and ethical standards of conduct. To learn more about what a CCM is and what they can provide, here is an article that I wrote recently.