Monthly Archives: April 2011

Tragic Day in the Deep South

UPDATE (Friday, April 29): The tornado outbreak that devastated parts of the Deep South on Wednesday hit close to home, literally. Dozen of tornadoes killed nearly 300 people across 6 southern states, including at least 210 in Alabama alone. If you’re an avid reader of YourWeatherBlog you already know I call Birmingham home, even though I’ve lived in Houston for […]

The Importance of Employee Resilience to Your Organization [35-min. recorded webinar]

Throughout the rest of the year, ImpactWeather will be sponsoring various webinars on behalf of the Association of Contingency Planners and the first one was last Wednesday.  Just under 100 people attended Human Logistics and Resilience in Supply Chains which ran just about 35 minutes and was presented by Ann Coss, CEO of Personal Recovery […]

Elevated Risk of Tornadoes and Damaging Winds…Once Again, Rain Everywhere But Where It’s Needed

We’ve certainly seen our share of severe weather across the eastern half of the country the past few weeks. This week is no different as a strong upper level disturbance will combine with a series of low pressure systems and interact with warm, moist, and unstable air to produce an elevated risk of strong to […]

2nd Grade Meteorologists…They’ve Learned the Basics

In addition to the dozens of professional organizations we present to around the country, throughout the year, meteorologists here at ImpactWeather are asked to speak at local schools and career fairs throughout the Houston area as well as to judge science fairs. Last week, I was asked to give a presentation for a group of […]

Major Tornado Outbreak Next Week? [VIDEO]

Sr. ImpactWeather Meteorologist Chris Hebert briefly addresses the setup for next week across the Southeast U.S. that’s disturbingly reminiscent of the tornado swarm of April, 1974.  Click the image to play through.  

Could the Tornado Swarm of 1974 Be Repeated Next Week?

Is a tornado outbreak possible next week? Now that’s a headline that will catch just about everyone’s attention, especially after the recent severe weather we’ve seen. Last week I posted two separate blog entries about the deadly storms that ripped through parts of the Plains and Southeast. North Carolina was especially hard hit last weekend […]

Possible Texas Drought Relief…But Now Europe Is Worried

Wildfires continue to burn across the great state of Texas and unfortunately it now appears conditions are getting worse. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor’s report this morning, the entire state is now under at least a moderate drought while 92% has reached severe drought status. Houston is the largest city in Texas and is […]

Live From the National Hurricane Conference: What to Expect in 2011

ImpactWeather President Mark Chambers guest-posts today from the National Hurricane Conference in Atlanta. The 2011 National Hurricane Conference is being held this week in Atlanta.  The conference serves as an important annual forum for education and training with regard to hurricanes and disaster preparedness.  It provides a unique opportunity for leaders and key personnel in […]

Weather’s Impact on The Boys of Summer

Last Wednesday evening, on the heels of our ImpactWeather family night Tuesday with the Astros, my favorite weather forecasting company and our Gulf of Mexico loop current forecasting affiliate Horizon Marine, co-hosted a suite for clients and other guests at Minute Maid Park to, unfortunately, watch the 3-and-9 Astros lose 9-to-5 to the Chicago Cubs.  […]

Deadly Storms Rip through the South—This Week Looks Active, Too

A powerful storm system rolled through the southern U.S. this weekend killing at least 45 people across six states (21 were in North Carolina). When the storm moved through Sanford, which is about 40 miles south of Raleigh, it ripped the steel roof right off of a Lowe’s store and flattened the front of the […]