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Aug. 7, 2015 8:01 am

This Rockefeller-backed startup wants to take you past the 10-day forecast

WeatherPlanner uses historical data, among other things, to give you a long view on the weather.

WeatherPlanner wants to help you avoid bad weather on your vacations.

(Photo by Flickr user @rich_f28, used under a Creative Commons license)

For when the 10-day weather forecast just isn’t enough, try WeatherPlanner.

Jay Ciccarone’s company uses historical data, algorithms and climatological factors to give you forecasts into the future. It doesn’t make a consumer-facing app. Instead, it puts its technology on sites like AAA Mid-Atlantic and Schuylkill Valley Sports and apps like 24me. WeatherPlanner shares the revenue it generates on those sites.

The company was recently featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer and the New York Times.

Ciccarone, 43, of Wayne, Pa., runs the company with COO Rory Veevers-Carter, of Washington, D.C., and CMO Susan Steinbrink, of Ambler, Pa. (“We are currently looking for office space as I have been running this company from my kitchen with satellite kitchens of my partners,” Ciccarone wrote in an email.)

The company has a team of remote software developers and is currently raising funding. One of WeatherPlanner’s investors is Steven Rockefeller, chairman of the Rose Rock Group, and his wife, Kimberly, according to the Inquirer report.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes became Technical.ly's associate editor after reporting on the Philadelphia tech scene for four years. She's co-president of the Asian American Journalists Association Philadelphia chapter and a two-time Philadelphia News Award winner for "Community Reporting of the Year." The Bryn Mawr College grad lives in West Philly, likes her food spicy and wears jumpsuits often.

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