Monthly Archives: June 2010

All Eyes on Alex

If you’ve been around the computer or watched any television this week, you know the main story has been Hurricane Alex. For the past several months here at ImpactWeather, we’ve been calling for an above average hurricane season. Here it is the end of June and we have our first named storm of the Atlantic […]

Hurricane Alex Update

Tropics Data On The Go

ImpactWeather clients can keep in touch with all the tropical weather data they need – even when they’re on the go – with ImpactWeather Mobile.  Accessible at, clients can view the following information, updated 24/7 throughout the hurricane season with the latest information: TropicsWatch Daily Briefing videos Monthly Outlook videos Storm-Specific videos Current conditions […]

Opportunity Rides a Heat Wave?

It’s hot, no doubt.  If you’re in Petersburg, Virginia you were looking out your office window yesterday afternoon to the thermometer at the bank across the street and it read 104F. Up the road in Patuxent River, Maryland it was 101F. Scan over to your calendar and you’ll notice it’s not even July yet. What’s […]

Tropical Storm Alex Triggers Sea Change

In more ways than one, this week is important because it marks a sea change wherein all of us who might be affected by severe tropical weather this season will move from preparation mode to ready mode.  We’ve spent the last few months preparing to react and respond as favorably as possible to what most […]

ImpactWeather In The News

As the Tropics begin to flare up, so too does editorial interest in our activities at ImpactWeather.  Here are a few mentions we’ve received in the press over the last week. ”Ominous” Pre-Katrina Conditions Now In Atlantic, National Geographic News Online Summer: Not As Bad As ’09, But Still Hot (non-Tropical), The Houston Chronicle Hurricane […]

Postcard From 7,000 Feet

[Posting for Dave who is on vacation. – Fred] The air has been cool, thin and dry this past week in Taos, New Mexico and the perfect vacation is drawing to a close. Most of my vacation days are spent motorcycling and this one is no exception. Enjoying the mountain climate does my body good, […]

Summer Temperature and Precipitation Outlook

Summer is officially underway as of Monday, but it sure has felt like summer across the southern U.S. for at least a month. Temperatures across the Southern Plains and Southeast today look to climb into the 90’s with heat index values near or slightly above 100F. Hot weather is also expected across New England with […]

New Faces = Even More Outstanding Expertise

ImpactWeather gained two new faces this week and, as always, we’re extremely glad to have them on board.  Why extremely glad?  Because we’re also extremely picky about who we hire whenever we add to our forecast team.  So when we finally do select someone from the list of applicants for each position we post, we […]

Multi-vortex Tornado with Winds Over 170 mph

On Sunday, the National Weather Service determined that an EF4 tornado with winds up to 170 mph hit Wadena, Minnesota last Thursday damaging more than 200 homes. So far there have been three confirmed EF4 tornadoes with peak wind speeds between 166-200 mph based on the damage they caused. The Wadena tornado left a trail […]