Promoting weather justice as a consulting meteorologist since 2017

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

Qualifications & Education – South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SDSMT), Rapid City, SD:

  • Ph.D., Atmospheric, Environmental, & Water Resources (Dissertation: Supercell Motion and Longevity), Aug 1995–Dec 2005
  • M.S., Meteorology (Thesis: A Climatological Evaluation of the Northern Plains from the Late 19th Century to 1990: Definition of Climate Regions, Comparisons of Drought, and El Niño/La Niña Teleconnections), Jun 1992–Dec 1993
  • B.S., Interdisciplinary Sciences (minors in math, meteorology, and physics), Aug 1988–May 1992

Qualifications & Education – Awards and Recognition:

  • NOAA 2021 Administrator’s Award, Oct 2021
  • Recognized as an AMS Gold Star Editor for Weather and Forecasting, 2018
  • NWA T. Theodore Fujita Research Achievement Award, Oct 2014
  • NOAA Distinguished Career Award for Scientific Achievement, Jan 2014
  • AMS Editor’s Award for Weather and Forecasting, Jan 2004

Qualifications & Education – Certifications and Memberships:

  • Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) #731 (since 2017)
  • Member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) (since 1991)
  • Member of the Association of Certified Meteorologists (since 2018)
  • Member of the National Weather Association (since 1994)
  • Member of the Severe Local Storms Committee of the AMS (2018–2020)
  • SDSMT Adjunct Research Scientist IV (since 2009)

Qualifications & Education – Recent Publications (authored/coauthored 57 papers):

Complete List of Peer-Reviewed and Other Publications:

This is a picture of a rainbow over a pasture with cattle in eastern Colorado/western Kansas on 5 June 2016. My qualifications & education provide many examples of working with severe storms.

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