Monthly Archives: October 2010

Remember the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season?

About nine months ago the tropical experts at ImpactWeather were beginning to get a handle on what looked, at the time, to be a record-setting 2010 Atlantic Tropical Season. In fact, during the pre-season “HAPPs” (Hurricane Awareness and Preparedness Presentations) that we prepare each season for our clients, we mentioned the potential for the 2010 […]

Is Your Home Hurricane-Proof?

Even though we’re in the last few days of October and hurricane season will end in a little over a month, I came across an interesting video online about a new lab that tests homes against hurricane force winds. The Institute for Business and Home Safety in Chester County, South Carolina is a leading research […]

Long-Range Winter Weather Forecast? We’ve Got It

This morning we hosted the first of four monthly, 20-minute webinars on what the U.S. can expect this winter.  I’m inclined to elaborate but that just about says it all.  Oh, except that it was hosted by 20-year hurricane expert AND severe winter weather forecast veteran Fred Schmude.  And as ImpactWeather clients well know, Schmude […]

Sumatra Quake Generates Tsunami

[Fred Schmude, manager of our StormWatch division and our resident geological expert, updates the Sumatra quake/tsunami situation.]  Data received from local authorities on Sumatra indicate a local tsunami did strike some of the coastal islands off the west coast of Sumatra in the Indian Ocean.  These islands are oriented from northwest to southeast and are […]

Another Strong Quake Rocks the Island of Sumatra in Indonesia

[Fred Schmude, manager of our StormWatch division and our resident geological expert, shares his concerns about this morning’s quake off of Sumatra.] We just received reports of a strong earthquake measured at 7.5 on the Richter scale occurring just off the western coast of Sumatra centered near 3.46S and 100.08E, or about 419 miles southwest […]

Late Season Hurricane in the Gulf? No.

The seventeenth named storm of the 2010 hurricane season is now churning around in the western Caribbean Sea. Tropical Storm Richard is located about 150 miles east of Honduras with 40 mph winds. Satellite imagery indicates that Richard is becoming better organized today, as wind shear has decreased significantly during the past 24 hours. Question is, will Richard pose a serious threat to either the Bay of Campeche or the northern Gulf of Mexico?

Hey, Megi! How Low Can You Go?

Will Super Typhoon Megi go into the record books as the cyclone with the lowest pressure ever recorded? It’s close, but it’s not likely. As Megi continues moving northwest toward the coastline of China (landfall expected near Hong Kong on Saturday) it will continue to weaken as it moves away from the warmer waters that […]

Hurricane Season Still Underway with a Vengeance

The North Atlantic hurricane season doesn’t officially end until the last day of November so we still have about a month and a half to go. Right now, there are two disturbances we are watching. The first is Tropical Disturbance 64 in the western Caribbean. It’s moving very slowly to the east-northeast and is becoming […]

Innovative Family Gets a View From “Up There”

Hundreds of thousands of weather balloons have been launched over the last two centuries but a crafty professional director of photography recently applied his skill so that we could all see just what goes on up there.  Taking advantage of increased technological miniaturization, some tough but light insulation packaging and ever lower hardware costs, New […]

If Nobody Felt It, Did It Occur?

It’s possible that yesterday’s Norman quake could be considered a foreshock.