Background & History

Jim Roemer

Jim Roemer

Dr. Weather, Jim RoemerBest Weather, Inc. (BWI) is a Commodity Trading Advisor registered with the CFTC. Owned by Jim Roemer, BWI’s mission is to make predictions of weather patterns months in advance. Because of Jim’s understanding weather’s impact on global commodity prices, crop yields, energy demand, etc., he has been advising hedge funds, farmers and commodity traders with respect to both short and longer-term weather impacts in the futures market for 35 years.

Mr. Roemer frequently shares his meteorological expertise as a guest on Bloomberg radio and TV and is often interviewed by Barron’s and The Wall Street Journal. In addition, he also provides weather fundamentals to thousands of subscribers on as a contributing newsletter writer. Mr. Roemer splits his time between Sarasota and Vermont as he lives an active lifestyle as a philanthropist, cyclist, and competitive tennis player, with a deep passion and concern about the environment and climate change.

His avid participation in skiing earned him the nickname “Doctor Weather” when he was featured in radio skiing condition reports for over 20 years.

Recently, he co-developed a highly sophisticated climate/weather model with Douglas Stewart (Ph.D. – Meteorology), Climate Predict, Inc. This program, in the form of an analytic tool, enables the user to make long-range weather forecasts. It uses teleconnections such as oceanic and atmospheric temperatures, along with other global phenomena. Coupled with Mr. Roemer’s three decades of forecast knowledge, Climate Predict forecasts weather events months in advance, the tool specifically identifies potential causal relationships to commodity crop yields.


a little history…


Ice Bowl

Infamous “ice bowl”. Packers-Dallas football game. Jim goes out in a 3-foot blizzard in South Orange, NJ… his passion for weather begins.


Lyndon State College

Lyndon State College, Vermont… notable small weather forecasting college. Joe D’Aleo, Jim’s professor co-founded The Weather Channel. All American Tennis and Academic honors.


WCBS New York

An assistant meteorologist at WCBS New York and tennis pro at Port Washington Tennis Academy.



Meteorologist Freese-Notis Weather. Helped expand commodity department consulting to global commodity companies and becoming first weather forecasting/advisory consulting firm on DTN network for thousands of farmers and commodity traders.


WIBW Topeka

TV and radio broadcaster WIBW Topeka, Kansas and Agricultural radio network for wheat and livestock Farmers. Received American Meteorological Seal of Approval in TV Weather Casting.


Robbins Trading Company

Robbins Trading Company—Commodity trading contest— runner up. High-performance futures trading; calling infamous Midwest drought and explosive grain prices.



Frequent CNBC Guest, consultant to Tricon Investments and Wim Kooyker


Best Ski Weather

Founder Best ski weather; nickname Dr. Weather in the ski industry. Consultanting with 20 ski resorts, and thousands of skiers.


Trading Advisor/Analyst

Chief Meteorologist and Trading Adviser in Grains, Soft and Energy markets for a major hedge fund.