The Convergence Zone is an all-volunteer project with the goal of communicating scientifically accurate weather and climate information relevant to the Pacific Northwest. Contributions from subject experts are always welcome. Get in contact today.
Joe Boomgard-Zagrodnik, PhD
Convergence Zone founder
Postdoctoral Research Associate, WSU AgWeatherNet
Dr. Joe Boomgard-Zagrodnik (formerly Zagrodnik) is the founder of the Convergence Zone blog His career has spanned a number of institutions and research interests including weather observations+field experiments, forecasting, climatologies, machine learning, and high-resolution modeling. His current role is a scientist in the weather solutions group at Verisk analytics.
A Seattle resident since 2013, Joe has embraced the temperature climate for his outdoor hobbies including running, gardening, and beekeeping.
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Ana Ordoñez is a Washington local currently based in Seattle. She has a master’s degree in atmospheric sciences from the University of Washington, a bachelor’s degree in geography from Arizona State University, and is a former SOARS protégé.