About the Company
Thermodynamic Solutions LLC, also known as TDS Weather, was founded in 2016 by Joseph (JT) Cooper and Beth Carpenter. Both JT and Beth were born and raised in central Indiana, and were fascinated by weather from a very young age. Their fascination and passion for weather drove them to study meteorology in college and to pursue Private Meteorological Consulting as a career. Combined, they have over 20 years of forecasting experience in the Ohio Valley.
Thermodynamic Solutions LLC strives to provide the most accurate forecasts to individuals and businesses alike. Whether you're in need of a quick out-the-door forecast for your day, or if your business or organization depends on accurate and detailed weather information on a daily basis, our services can be customized to fit your needs! We have experience consulting for various industries including Minor League Baseball stadiums, NFL training camp, hospital networks, snow removal and landscaping, schools, farmers, golf courses, outdoor event/sports venues, and more!
Meet the Team
Founder and Meteorologist
Joseph Cooper (JT)
JT studied Meteorology first at the College of DuPage and then completed the Broadcast and Operational Meteorology Program at Mississippi State University. He has always had a passion and love for weather, especially severe weather. Supercells and tornadoes have always fascinated him and it's something he can never get enough of. He decided to turn that passion into a career, and was a Consulting Meteorologist for over two and a half years, before co-founding his own private meteorological consulting company. JT has been storm chasing for 17 years now, and has over a decade of forecasting experience. He interned at WISH-TV 8 in Indianapolis under Meteorologists Ken Brewer and Robb Ellis. He is also a co-founder of the C-C Index, a tornado forecasting parameter that is currently in testing. In his free time, JT enjoys going on adventures, exploring, storm chasing, playing pickleball, traveling, golfing, and fishing. JT founded the Indiana Storm Chaser's Convention (INChaserCon) in 2011. He is a die-hard Indiana University men's basketball fan and does not miss a game. Go Hoosiers!
Founder and Meteorologist
Beth has a B.S in Professional Meteorology and Climatology from Ball State University, with a minor in Geographic Information Systems. She is also a certified Professional Emergency Manager through the State of Indiana. Beth became interested in studying meteorology after a tornado ripped through the back yard of her family's Race Day weekend cookout in 2004. Some of her hobbies include storm chasing, photography, conducting paranormal investigations, golfing, fishing, pickleball, and traveling. Beth has been storm chasing for 9 years and also has 9 years of forecasting experience. She issued daily forecasts on her website The Forecast Carpenter for 2 years, before co-founding her own private meteorological consulting company. She interned under Chief Meteorologist Brian Wilkes at FOX59 WXIN Indianapolis for a year, and also interned at the National Weather Service Indianapolis. She is a co-founder of the C-C Index. Each year, Beth also hosts the annual Indiana Storm Chaser's Convention in Indianapolis. Information on that can be found at indchasercon.com.