Category Archives: Weather and Business

The Weather App Trap: Can You Make Decisions Using Weather Apps?

Your app can’t call you to say bad weather is on the way. It can’t give you a heads-up that it’s going to snow or that the bottom of the thermometer is going to fall out or that thunderstorms may shut down your operations in six hours.

Best Practices and Specific Needs: Items and Strategies You May Have Overlooked

This is the second posting from the ImpactReady team at ImpactWeather. Our goal is to spread awareness about National Preparedness Month and share information about how you and your family can be prepared for major disasters. Following along the National Preparedness Month guidelines for weeks two and three, the focus of this post will be […]

Dreaming of a white Christmas? You just might get your wish.

It’s (considered) the best time of the year when children and adults alike share in the wonderment of the season of giving. Sparkling lights glisten on giant Fir trees, while holiday crooners Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. play softly in the background. Tales of sugar plum fairies and The Night Before Christmas […]

What’s cooking in the U.S.? The western states.

The heat is on the minds of millions this summer and no, we’re not talking about the recent NBA champs, the Miami Heat. Record-breaking temperatures and sweltering heat has gripped the western United States this past weekend, with no sign of relief for the Fourth of July holiday ahead. From Las Vegas claiming a new […]

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 […]

“The Lion King” was right: We are all connected in the great circle of…weather

In my opinion, The Lion King is arguably one of the best animated motion pictures (and Broadway plays) of all time. After many years of watching the Hamlet-based movie as a child and recently with my young niece, there are still life (and business) lessons to be learned. Whether it’s to be patient with a […]

Helping a community recover following a natural disaster: Your business can make a difference

Spring is a time of tumultuous weather across the mid-section of the country. Growing up in Dallas-Fort Worth, I’ve heard my fair share of tornado sirens, rushed into our storm shelter multiple times and lived in North Texas when the infamous March 2000 tornado hit Fort Worth. It’s a very real threat, not just for […]

GOES 13 Weather Satellite Fails Again: Write Your Own Title

This single unit provides data that is critical in producing not only weather forecasts, but data that goes into producing life and death decisions made to protect millions of people and safeguard billions and billions of dollars worth of property and other resources.

StormReady Rocks Out with Linkin Park; What’s It Mean to You?

It’s clear that, at least for a moment, Linkin Park has stepped away from its other-worldly rock star status and have focused on how they can take responsibility for the safety of the people at their concerts. Concerts are a business and year after year it’s been proved that weather is the number one interruption to business.

Now Online: Lessons from Superstorm Sandy – What Should We Do Differently Before The Next Big One? [34-min. Recorded Webinar]

This morning ImpactWeather hosted a review of Hurricane Sandy and briefly discussed better ways to prepare for such a storm, an event that many folks claim they never thought could happen where they live.  With more than 120 lives lost, 8 million people with their electricity cut and rationing at gas stations even weeks after […]