Monthly Archives: July 2011

Another Icelandic Eruption in the Offing? It Depends

Katla erupts! Just as I was about to upload this post on Iceland’s Hekla Volcano, news of the latest eruption of the Katla Volcano landed in my Inbox. Timing is everything, as they say. Read more of the most recent Katla eruption, as well as the imminent eruption of Hekla.

Housing for Critical Personnel: The Missing Piece of Most Disaster Plans [Free Webinar Video]

As part of our year-long series that we’re hosting on behalf of the Association of Contingency Planners, this morning we held a great, 35-minute webinar, “Housing for Critical Personnel: The Missing Piece of Most Disaster Plans.”  Presented by continuity housing guru – and Continuity Housing principal – Michelle Lowther, it was a whole lot of […]

Where Are The Hurricanes? A Short Video

ImpactWeather Lead Hurricane Meteorologist takes us through a few minutes on why it appears to be so quiet in the Tropics right now.

DHS Considers Devastating West Coast Tsunami “When, Not If”

We’re all familiar with the Department of Homeland Security. Created in 2002 following the September 11th terrorist attacks, the DHS is a cabinet department of the United States federal government with the primary responsibility of protecting the United States from, and responding to terrorist attacks. Additionally, and perhaps not as well known, it plans for […]

Turbulent Saturn: The Great White Spot

Saturn is not typically the stormy tempest like its neighbor, Jupiter. Known to be home to many violent storms, Jupiter’s storms rage across the planet’s hemispheres. In fact, the Great Red Dot can be found on Jupiter without even knowing what you’re looking for. And it’s been raging for centuries. On the other hand, since 1876 astronomers have noted only five previous storms of such magnitude on Saturn.

Driest of Deserts Experiences Rare July Snowfall

In one of Mother Nature’s oldest tricks, those of us “here” are suffering through the blistering heat of summer, while those of us “there” are in the grips of winter. In this case, “there” is south of the Equator and winter is not only in full effect, it’s snowing in places that haven’t seen snow in 20 years.

Drought, Wind, Wildfire, Memories – A First-Hand Account

Today a guest post from ImpactWeather VP IT Kyle Tupin on recent wildfire recovery efforts in southeast Texas.  Kyle is a 1980 meteorology graduate of Texas A&M and a 30-year veteran of ImpactWeather and its parent company. It seems the topic of conversation lately in this part of the country always drifts to “when do […]

No Surprise, Weather’s Responsible for 30% of Shuttle Delays

This Friday will mark the end of a 30-year era with NASA’s final shuttle launch at 11:26 a.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral – weather permitting, of course. Right now there’s a good chance for showers and thunderstorms on Friday at the Cape and the weather conditions have to be just right in order for launch […]

“Attack of The Dust Cloud!” (Actually A Pretty Normal Occurrence)

Dust storms are not inconsequential. Sudden visibility restrictions across airports or interstates can cause accidents and death. Dust sneaks into places like your car, under your window sills, into your pool, into your food.