Monthly Archives: May 2010

Atlantic: Is Subtropical Storm Alex on the Horizon?

June 1st marks the official start of the 2010 Hurricane season, but there’s a good chance that the National Hurricane Center will upgrade the system shown below to subtropical depression status during the next 24 hours. By Wednesday or Thursday of this week, it could be our first subtropical storm of the season. Right now, […]

Cyclone Laila Made Landfall along Southeastern Coast of India on Thursday

On Thursday, Cyclone Laila made landfall on the coast of southeastern Indian with winds up to 100 kilometers (60 miles) per hour and was responsible for uprooting trees and downed power lines. Heavy rains and strong winds killed at least 23 people over the past two days and 55 fishermen have been reported missing even […]

Pool Party! Hail Invited

Despite way too many OMG!s, this video shows a not uncommon occurrence in Oklahoma – baseball-sized hail. I had the "pleasure" of experiencing soda can-sized hail when I lived in Oklahoma several years ago. At the weather station at Altus Air Force Base we used to keep a football helmet and shoulder pads by the […]

Impending hurricane season could be double-edged sword for oil spill clean-up efforts

PennWell article located here.

SE Asia (Myanmar): 230 People Die of Heat Stress in Mandalay

On Wednesday, Mandalay municipal authorities reported that at least 230 people have died so far of heat stress in Myanmar’s second largest city of Mandalay. Extremely hot temperatures over the past two months in Myanmar have broken the highest in history. Temperatures here have soared to 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) which has taken […]

Plains: Severe Weather Outbreak Possible Wednesday into Thursday

An outbreak of severe thunderstorms will be possible today across the Southern Plains as an upper level disturbance interacts with warm, moist unstable air. The greatest risk for widespread severe thunderstorms will occur this afternoon and evening across much of Oklahoma, southern Kansas, and the Red River Valley of north Texas. Storms that develop within […]

Last Chance to Register for the 2010 Hurricane Seminar

Space is limited and time is running out to register for the 21st Annual Hurricane Seminar for Business and Industry.  The seminar will be held at the Houston Hobby Marriott this Friday, May 21st from 7:45a until a little past noon and includes a hearty breakfast buffet. For more information, go to or just […]

Europe: Flash Floods Kill Nine

Heavy rains which fell across portions central Europe the past few days triggered flash floods which are responsible for killing at least nine people, forcing mass evacuations and cutting off power for thousands. In Poland alone, five people have now been killed in the floods over the last three days and more rain is in […]

ImpactWeather In The News

The Houston Chronicle: Hurricane season forecasts tending toward very active.   

Iceland Volcanoes: Perhaps VERY Long-Term Effects?

The Eyjafjall volcano continues to erupt to 23,000 feet, occasionally 26,000-29,000 feet, with mid-level winds allowing for some ash to reach into parts of the United Kingdom and Ireland. Gray shaded areas represent where there is a high risk for volcanic ash. Image: ImpactWeather   The red lines represent where volcanic ash may be encountered […]