Category Archives: Weather Impact on Daily Life

You Think it’s Quiet, but it’s Actually Unprecedented

We are in uncharted territory with respect to lack of severe weather. This has never happened in the record of SPC watches dating back to 1970.

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.

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.

Next Atlantic Hurricane: You Should be Uncertain and Aware of It

Though it’s too early to suggest that an area of very distant disturbed weather is coming to the U.S., the Gulf, Houston, or anywhere else, it is the perfect time to consider the development potential.

Lightning Awareness Week: There’s Probably Something You Don’t Know

Workers in the field need to have the same awareness as kids at the pool, golfers on the links and cyclists on the open road, dads at the office and so on.

Brad Pitt May Save Your Life: Making a Case for Twitter

There’s another app you should have on your phone. The app you need, the app that may save your life, and the app that is on every phone of every celebrity, is Twitter. Yes, Twitter. If you’re over 45 or 50, I’ll wait until you can say Twitter without chuckling.

How Mighty El Nino? What it Means to You

The mighty El Niño’s reach is far and its effect is much greater than “simple” warming of the eastern Pacific.

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 […]

One Year Later: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Superstorm Sandy

This time last year, millions of people along the East Coast were recovering from the destructive effects of one of the costliest storms in United States history – “Superstorm” Sandy. Considered the deadliest storm of the 2012 hurricane season, Sandy showed our country and economy just how susceptible we were to flooding, power outages and […]

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 […]