Category Archives: Weather Forecasting

Why the Current California Rain is Not Helping the Drought Enough

What may be the best form of long-term drought relief is what is now falling in the higher elevations of California, even though its benefit may still be months from now: snow.

Is Tropical Storm Bertha On Deck Already?

Though the storm had a drop-off in overall rainshower and thunderstorm activity overnight, and even flirted with a bit with Saharan dust—which can often offer up the kibosh on not only a single storm but on the entire season—the disturbance is expected to push on. ImpactWeather’s TropicsWatch Meteorologist Derek Ortt gives the storm a 90% chance of reaching tropical storm status.

Storms at sea – rising waves and worries for offshore operators

After churning in the Gulf of Mexico last week, Tropical Storm Karen dissipated into the quiet of the night without so much as a blip on the radar screen in her final hours. Even before this storm created any kind of disturbance, many offshore operators, including several ImpactWeather clients, were paying close attention to weather […]

Mexico’s tourism is ready to say “No Más” to more tropical weather systems

Mexico seems to be attracting more than just tourists this fall. Tropical storms, including Hurricane Manuel along the Pacific coast and Tropical Storm Ingrid from the Gulf of Mexico, stirred up trouble for the Mexican government, its citizens, and visitors over the last ten days. After these two systems served up a double whammy to […]

(Un)Fashionably Late

Last June, Mother Nature threw open the doors to her hurricane season only to find guests would have arrival times diverging so far off traditional paths as to rival the most ardent cocktail party-attending Hollywood diva. With nine named storms already on the books, including the most recent, Tropical Storm Ingrid moving into Mexico and […]

Is it Hot Enough for You? (You’re kidding, right?)

I come from the Northeast, and we are an outspoken bunch.  I didn’t fully understand this until moving south of the Mason-Dixon Line, but we Northeasterners very rarely find a reason to keep from complaining.  We’re quite good at it.  Now that I’m in Houston, and with last week’s “heat wave” that swept up the […]

Love is in the air and so is Tropical Storm Chantal

As a recent newlywed, and veteran bridesmaid, I’ve seen it all. From various (and weird) wedding traditions to the ultimate meltdown over a spray tan, it can be tough to be a bride or a groom. To reduce wedding stress, many modern day brides and grooms are escaping to the beautiful islands of the Caribbean […]

I’m not a Meteorologist but I play one on TV

We recently shot a video in our Operations Department in which I described ImpactWeather’s services and their value to our clients, while seated at the work station of one of our meteorologists (trust me, it’s a far more dynamic background than my office).  Prior to the “go” signal from our videographer, much joking was made […]

Significant Snow Alert on the First (Full) Day of Spring

But it’s the so-far unending progression of snow storm after snow storm moving across the mid-section of the U.S. that is gathering the headlines and with the next penciled-in for this weekend there will be many more headlines to come.

“ENOUGH,” Says New England But More Snow is on the Way

The pattern is an interesting one, as a look at ImpactWeather’s “Day One” image to the left indicates. Not one, but two low pressure areas are combining to draw abundant moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, abundant moisture from the Atlantic and abundant cold from the northern regions of Canada.