Nick Bassill

Atmospheric scientist who specializes in helping companies make strategic weather decisions.

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Nick Bassill


Department: New York State Mesonet

Weather Modeling; Forecasting; Weather Observations; the New York State Mesonet; Utility Outage Forecasting

Campus phone: 518-442-6375
Campus email:


UAlbany Center of Excellence scientist Nick Bassill is engaged in connecting private sector weather needs with the latest meteorological research.

Bassill grew up in Wisconsin and received his Ph.D. in atmospheric and oceanic sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a research focus in ensemble and parameterization studies. Afterward, he worked as a Post-Doctoral researcher at the University of Utah, where he studied aspects of Hurricane Sandy’s unusual track (including what led some models to make an incorrect forecast).

Afterward he was hired as a post-doctoral researcher with the New York State Mesonet to begin building an operational analysis system that would utilize mesonet observations. Concurrently, he is actively involved in building meteorological products for and doing basic research with the New York State Mesonet.

Currently, Bassill predominantly spends his time working with the Center of Excellence on a variety of projects. His current project involves building an outage prediction model for a nearby utility company.

Bassill’s New York State Mesonet website: