H. Michael Mogil, CCM, CBM, NWA Digital Media Seal Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Meteorology and Slip Trip & Fall

Specialty Focus:

forensic meteorology, weather expert, weather event reconstruction, property damage, roof damage, personal injury, insurance claims, roof collapses, hurricanes, tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, lightning, snow, hail, high winds, rain, floods, lightning, highway accidents, criminal cases


B.S., Florida State University; M.S., Florida State University

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H. Michael Mogil (CCM, CBM, NWA Digital Seal) is a seasoned meteorologist with nearly five decades of experience, three of which were within NOAA (NWS and NESDIS). This included severe thunderstorm and winter weather forecasting, warning, and preparedness. He has worked as a forensic meteorologist since the mid-1990's, handling a wide array of civil and criminal cases. Mike has honed his skills in local and regional meteorological data analysis, locating and using numerous weather data sets (both governmental and non-governmental), and crafting easy-to-understand, scientifically accurate, expert reports. He has even offered weather demonstrations in the courtroom to help judges, juries and attorneys understand key weather concepts. As a published author, Mike has written more than half a dozen weather trade books, published some 1500 weather articles (mostly online and in Weatherwise Magazine), created several educationally-focused cloud charts, and collaborated with the U.S. Postal Service on the issuance of Cloud Stamps (2004). Mike has the computer skills to create effective courtroom graphics, the speaking skills to testify in courtrooms, and the writing skills to create meaningful expert reports. Most recently, Mike was interviewed about forensic meteorology on closeupradio --https://www.blogtalkradio.com/closeupradio/2022/03/17/close-up-radio-spotlights-h-michael-mike-mogil-of-how-the-weatherworks.