Michael Favetta

New York, New York

General Specialty

Climate Change Science

Specialty Focus

Cross Examination Advice
Emergency Action Plans (Weather)
Event Weather Forecasting
Expert Testimony
Forensic Meteorological Services
Long Term Wind Studies
Personal Injury (Weather)
Property Damage (Weather)
Sip and Fall Accidents (Weather)
Site Surveys
Weather Data Analysis
Weather Data Interpretation
Weather Event Reconstruction
Wet Bulb Globe Temperature Data Research
Written Forensic Reports

Primary Areas of Expertise

Forensic Meteorology

Weather Related Analysis

Climate Change and Weather Forecasting

Michael A. Favetta is an expert in the field of meteorology, weather analysis, and climate forecasting with specialization in snow and ice weather events.  He testifies on the basis of his training and experience and his review of the discovery materials in each case. Mr. Favetta offers each opinion to a reasonable degree of professional probability within his fields and specialties.  Professor Favetta is a board-certified meteorologist. He graduated Kean University with honors with a BS in Earth Science, Meteorology. After Kean, he worked as a broadcast meteorologist at News 12 New Jersey where he earned 2 Emmy Awards and 8 nominations in six years. Prof. Favetta founded WeatherPrep, a meteorological consulting firm based in New Jersey that has worked dozens of legal cases providing expert witness testimony for weather-related personal injury lawsuits. He has been the Chief Meteorologist of the New York City Marathon since 2010. Prof. Favetta is one of about two dozen meteorologists in the world to have earned both the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal as well as the highly coveted Certified Consulting Meteorologist seal from the American Meteorological Society. In a highly publicized career shift, Prof. Favetta resigned from his TV job in 2017 and moved to Milan, Italy, where he formed partnerships in climate change risk assessment and mitigation. He is the co-founder of the organization Climate Without Borders. He repatriated to the United States due to the pandemic in 2019, and presently fills-in on air at News 12 New Jersey and New York 1 News as meteorologist. He is the author of multiple peer-reviewed publications, and conference presentations have been delivered in both his native tongue and Italian. Recently, Prof. Favetta was appointed to the Board of Directors of the International Association of Broadcast Meteorologists.



BS Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Kean University, New Jersey
Minor in Italian Studies, Scuola Lorenzo de’Medici, Florence, Italy



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