Monthly Archives: June 2011

Heat Burst Cooks Wichita The Other Night … But Just For a Few Minutes

The Earth’s atmosphere is a strange place. Imagine looking at Earth from a cold, lifeless rock in space and trying to figure out just what the heck was going on down there. Yes, other planets have atmospheres — extremely inhospitable, and likely just as strange — but Earth stands apart because it looks so inviting […]

Definitely A Hurricane Season To Prepare For – 17-Minute Video Shows Why

On Tuesday, ImpactWeather TropicsWatch manager and Lead Hurricane Meteorologist Chris Hebert conducted a 45-minute webinar covering the June outlook relevant to the 2011 Hurricane Season.  Afterwards, Chris produced a 17-minute video synopsis of the June outlook. More than 450 industry professionals from around the country attended the webinar wherein Chris presented the current conditions around […]

Once Again, Disasterous Flooding Follows Drought

Once again, flooding follows decades of drought in China – with disastrous results.

D-Day Was W-Day

This weekend’s Impact A Hero event honored wounded veterans, while today is the 67th anniversary of D-Day and perhaps the most critical weather forecast of all time.

What If Half Your Employees Had No Hurricane Experience At All?

[Today, a guest-posting from Mike Thomson, ImpactWeather Manager of Client Services & Business Continuity Programs, which was inspired by an informal yet interesting survey conducted by one of our staff earlier this week.] Everyone’s heard the numbers – 40% of businesses that experience a disaster never re-open and of those that are forced to shut down […]

Disturbance Brings Drought Relief? So Close, Yet So Far Away…

Yesterday, I was a little more optimistic that drought-stricken Texas would finally get some beneficial rain from Tropical Disturbance 5, but that doesn’t look to be the case any more. It’s so close, yet so far away! The heaviest showers look to remain well south of the area now. At least our friends in South […]

Where Are You on the Road to Business Continuity Resilience? [30-min. webinar]

Throughout 2011 and on behalf of the Association of Contingency Planners, ImpactWeather will continue to host and sponsor a series of monthly webinars on a variety of different topics related to business continuity and contingency planning.  Next Tuesday morning, June 7th at 10:30CDT, we’ll be hosting one called “Where Are You on the Road to […]

Hurricane Season Begins with a Disturbance Heading Towards the Gulf

It’s the first day of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season and what a way to start it off with our first disturbance heading towards the Gulf of Mexico. Disturbance 5 is currently located about 175 miles east of Jacksonville, FL. It’s moving to the west-southwest at 18-20 mph with max winds up to 30 mph. […]