Monthly Archives: May 2010

A Day to Remember, A Day to Get Involved

ImpactWeather wishes all of you a safe and happy Memorial Day. As we remember the many who have fallen while carrying out their mission to defend our country, I encourage you to take some time out today to think about the unimaginable sacrifice that the members of our five branches of military service endure in […]

Agatha Not Expected to Strengthen in Caribbean

The remnants of East Pacific Tropical Storm Agatha are drifting northward into the southwest Caribbean Sea today. A heavy rain threat may persist for Belize and the Mexican states of Quintana Roo and Yucatan. An additional 2-4 inches will be possible for some locations. Isolated higher amounts are possible for coastal locations, while heavy rain […]

Forecast Calls for Lots of Media Coverage About the Upcoming Hurricane Season

You’ve probably noticed the considerable uptick in the number of news stories about the impending season.  There’s a reason for that and here’s the one-sentence explanation why:  The dataset for this year’s pre-season forecast matches the datasets of most of the worst storm seasons of the last 100+ years. An article (“Foreboding Signs Forming in […]

Start Memorial Day Weekend With “Don’t Fry Day”

Never does the importance of Memorial Day ring truer than when we’re at war and honoring those men and women who have fallen defending our country seems like it deserves more than just one day out of the year. Photo: The Houston Chronicle Alas, this weekend is treated by most as little more than the […]

Heat Wave Hits Canada

Record breaking temperatures were set both Tuesday and Wednesday this week in Montreal as temperatures soared to 93.2 F (34 C). This actually shattered the previous record set back in 1951 of 82.4 F (28 C). In Toronto, a record high of 87.8 F (31 C) was set on Wednesday which broke the old record […]

EF4 Tornado Rips through South Dakota

The National Weather Service confirms that a half-mile wide EF4 tornado with winds between 166-200 mph ripped through the Plains of South Dakota last Saturday. The twister struck a rural area near Bowdle, South Dakota and damaged several farms. Garages were destroyed leaving only their concrete foundations behind. The twister also struck large power transmission […]

Floods in Southern China Kill 115

Torrential rain over southern China has caused massive floods that have killed 115 people with 21 still missing. 685,000 people have been evacuated across southern China due to the flooding and emergency rescue teams have been dispatched across the area to help those in need. According to a statement on the Ministry of Civil Affairs […]

It’s National Hurricane Awareness Week

Next Tuesday is June 1. A tumultuous date! Not only is it the beginning of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, but it’s also my parents’ wedding anniversary. Either way, June 1 brings a lot to the table for me each year. As I write myself a reminder to stop at the Hallmark store on the way […]

Summer Outlook: Temperatures and Precipitation for N. America

The big key for this summer season is the rapid collapse of El Niño, which is currently taking place over the Tropical Pacific. The long range forecast for the summer season calls for above normal temperatures (1.0 to 3.0C or 1.8 to 5.4F) in a large area extending from the Pacific Northwest, eastward across the […]

FREE Webinar: the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook UPDATE

As El Niño fades and with surface pressures across the Atlantic forecast to be well below normal, the 2010 hurricane season will likely be quite a bit more active than 2009. Join us for a free 20-minute webinar Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 10:30 that will focus on our update for the 2010 season outlook.  […]